Green Forest Fund


Mission Statement

The Green Forest Fund (GFF) is a young non-profit registered association based in Heidelberg, Germany. Our aim is to make a sustainable, local and transparent contribution to the protection of the climate and the domestic species.
We are a non-profit organization and we want to preserve the natural foundations of life for humans, animals and plants. We want to make a contribution to the protection of the environment, biodiversity and CO2 absorption according to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Our vision

We act on behalf of nature and we are committed to the protection of climate and species, because there is only one Planet Earth. In our project, we put a special focus on trees. The Green Forest Fund allows a life in harmony with nature for everyone. We help you minimize your carbon footprint – with one or more trees, because the Green Forest Fund plants trees for you at your discretion. With your donations, we acquire plots of land for natural development in Germany and create new stretches of protected areas, in which nature and wildlife can unfold peacefully. The Green Forest Fund permanently protects these areas against industrial, profit-driven and environmentally harmful influences.
In this way, we want to preserve the natural foundations of life for humans, animals and plants by contributing to the protection of the environment, biodiversity and CO2 absorption according to the Paris Climate Agreement. As an independent association, we want to motivate everyone to participate – individuals as well as businesses. This is why we give everyone the opportunity to take action against climate change and claim responsibility. With a donation of 30 Euros, we plant and maintain a tree and we purchase the property on which this tree can grow without being disturbed. In the course of about 100 years, four trees can absorb the average CO2 emissions of 12 tons per person in one year. Planting four trees each year not only absorbs a person's average annual CO2 emissions but also creates new spaces for nature and protects the land on which the trees grow.
With this easy way of taking action, we want to effect a change in the people’s mindsets in favor of the protection of nature and the environment.


We create tomorrow’s ancient forests!

In order to protect the climate, we have some of the most powerful allies living on this planet: trees. But our helpers need help themselves: our help. We are limiting their space for living further and further. In Germany only 2% of the forests currently have a protected status, but even there wood can be harvested. Most of all trees serve as raw material supply and are cut down after reaching an age of 60 to 120 years. However, if only we let them, trees could become up to 1,000 years old or even older. The oldest tree on earth is a spruce. It has been living in Scandinavia for around 10,000 years already.
The German writer and poet Erich Kästner knew: „Es gibt nichts Gutes – außer man tut es“: Nothing good happens unless we do it. So, let’s become active and start by planting a tree. Or lots of them. Because our trees are allowed to grow until the end of their natural lives. It is an easy calculation: A tree can absorb roughly 3 tons of CO2in the course of its life. This is about the same amount of CO2that every one of us emits in three months’ time. Planting four trees each year will therefore compensate for our personal carbon footprint on average. This is why trees are one of the easiest and most effective tools against climate change. The prerequisite, however, is that these trees are allowed to grow without being disturbed to reach their natural age.
This is our mission! We acquire suitable land where we plant trees that won’t serve any primary economic purpose. They are allowed to grow to a natural forest ecosystem that offers a home to many different animals and plants, that improves air quality and fights climate change effectively. Just the way nature arranged it. In order to optimize biodiversity, we additionally create spaces for bee hives and nectar source plants to provide new living spaces for pollinating insects.
What we stand for:
• We plant new forests – the ancient forests of tomorrow.
• We create intact ecosystems as a “green lung” for our planet.
• We create living spaces for plants and animals.
• We guarantee lifelong tree growth without wood harvesting
• We do not operate forestry but reforestation.
• We plant trees in Germany – feel free to visit us.
• We purchase the land we plant the trees on in order to guarantee for their lifelong growth.
• We cooperate with nature conservation groups in order to achieve the best arrangements for new ecosystems.
• We work for greater biodiversity.
• We create nectar sources for bees and look after them.
• We enable transparency by communicating the location of our activities.

Program Details

Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Steinhofweg 104
Heidelberg, null 69123
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