The Generation Forest Panama Update
One of the important aspects of CardanoCafe is its commitment to supporting charitable organizations that positively impact our planet's ecology. One of the most dynamic organizations we support is The Generation Forest project in Panama. Here is an update on the activity there.
The Generation Forest Project Mission
The Generation Forest project in Panama is deeply comitted to biodiversity as the proper model for ecological sustainability. The following two paragraphs summarize their philosophy and intentions:
"The generation forest is a forestry model that was developed to help create a forest that provides for the needs of humanity as well as the environment. What makes it unique among other reforestation projects is that the forests are not clear-cut as they are in plantations. Instead of a monoculture, we plant a healthy mixture of different native tree species to create a dynamic ecosystem. Young and old trees are cultivated alongside one another in a permanent system.
Our forests actively contribute to the holistic recovery of nature by countering global deforestation with new resilient forests, compensating for CO₂ in the long term, and providing a home for many species. Thus, our reforestations are not only a solution against global warming, but at the same time contribute significantly to the preservation of the biodiversity of our planet. Because flora and fauna also plays an elementary role in the fight against climate change through their contribution to the preservation of resilient ecosystems. Only when climate protection and species conservation are considered together in holistic solutions can we effectively counteract climate change."
Important Facts About TGF
The cooperative has more than 6,800 members. Over 2,000 hectares of land in Panama have been acquired and protected. This equals 4,940 acres which when fully reforested will store an average of 40,000 metric tons of CO2 annually for the next 100 years. At that rate in 100 years this area of reforested land will store 4,000,000 metric tons of CO2. For some perspective on these number bear in mind that the average automobile emits about 4.6 metric tons of Cardon Dioxide per year.
The planting season started in early June, and TGF plans to reforest at least 500 hectares (1,235 acres) in the next 3 months. The climate phenomenon known as El Nino is impacting Panama this year, and there will be much less rain than there normally is. This does change TGFs reforestation plans. They have enough land in areas with sufficient rain and are well prepared. TGF is optimistic that they will acheive their at least minimal goal of reforesting 500 hectares this year.
Website and Newsletter
TGFs website offers opportunities to sign up for their newsletter and to join their efforts by becoming a contributing member. You can also order a free brochure that has compelling photographs and highly relevant information backed up with specific data. As a member of Cafe I am inspired by the comittment Chris has made to TGF. This real world support for sustainability is critical for all of us.
written by: Eric Hill published at: Jun 21, 2023