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  • G10M tree Belgium

The forests in Europe are having a tough time dealing with pests like fungi and insects, along with challenges like droughts and storms. Because of the warming climate, these issues are happening more often and more seriously, causing thousands of hectares of forest to suffer.

In our European projects, our main goal is to bring life back to these important ecosystems through reforestation and restoration, making a positive impact that lasts a long time. We carefully pick the right kinds of trees and plant them where they can do the most good.
We are committed to making sure the forests across the continent are not just surviving but thriving in terms of biodiversity, CO2 capture, wildlife habitat, landscape, and more!

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  • G10M tree Madagascar

The once lush green island of Madagascar is turning into a red desert and facing a severe food crisis seen as the world’s first ‘climate change famine’. The fourth-largest island on the planet and one of its most diverse ecosystems, Madagascar, has thousands of endemic species of plants and animals such as lemures.

Four years of extreme drought, linked by the UN to climate change, along with deforestation caused by burning or cutting down trees to make charcoal and farming, have transformed the area into a dust bowl.
We urgently need to plant trees, together with the local people, to create jobs, to create food, and to restore its important ecosystems. One of its damaged ecosystems is the marine ecosystem consisting of mangroves. Mangroves protect shorelines from erosion and serve as valuable nursery areas for fish and invertebrates. Mangroves support threatened and endangered species and are effective carbon sinks.
We’ve seen the big difference in food production (mainly shellfish) since we started to restore mangroves together with the social organization Bôndy.

And what’s more beautiful than restoring nature, while helping people in poverty?!
Let’s act as one big family on this one planet, and support our brothers and sisters in the South.

A word from Gent 10 Mijl

We are actively committed to making a positive contribution in terms of 3 pillars: health, sustainability and inclusiveness. We achieve these objectives through annual projects, supporting a charitable cause, on the one hand, and through concrete measures within our organization, on the other.

This year we are fully committed to sustainability and are working together with Go Forest, an initiative of Ghent entrepreneur Sarah Parent. Together with Go Forest, we want to plant at least one tree for each participant. To honor the postal code of Ghent, we are aiming for no less than 9000. That can count.

Attendees, participating companies and other partners have the opportunity to contribute their tree to this project. Through our channels, everyone can plant one or more trees, for which they then receive a personal certificate. This is how we make a difference together.