One of the most impactful ways we can prevent the planet’s temperature from rising is to invest in reforestation and tree planting projects. That is why we have decided for every RICS Homebuyer Survey, RICS Home Condition Survey, Pre-sale Property Health Check and Redbook Valuation we are supporting Eden Reforestation projects. This means for every survey or valuation we are instructed to undertake we donate to Eden Reforestation projects to plant a tree. This over the course of a year will amount to 100’s of new trees being planted, all thanks to our amazing clients!
Eden Reforestation projects reduce extreme poverty and restores healthy forests around the world by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year. We are proud to be an eco-conscious RICS surveying firm, supporting together with our clients this worthy cause.
Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors. These factors range from large-scale slash and burn practices, to unsustainable agriculture, to daily community forest destruction.
Regions that are most impacted by deforestation are highly poverty-stricken and underdeveloped areas. With few options to support their families, often, members of impoverished communities are forced to destroy their local environment to survive, such as cutting down trees for construction, fuel, heat, and agricultural purposes. While this solves a short-term problem, long-term consequences arise when forests are cut down and not restored. The impact of deforestation is dramatic because it causes severe flooding, erosion, and desertification. The long-term effects of deforestation lead to even worse environmental devastation.
There are two key elements to successful reforestation. The first is that reforestation must present a benefit to the local population. Due to the unsustainable relationship between the land and the people, communities suffering from deforestation are often the same as those living in extreme poverty. It is essential to be committed to and work alongside local villages and communities to achieve a successful and longstanding reforestation effort. Eden Reforestation Projects utilises an “Employ to Plant” methodology to benefit the members in the local communities in which they plant. Through steady employment, impoverished villagers can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine.