Reforest The Tropics

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to fight climate change, increase biodiversity, and improve the lives of local populations through sustainable reforestation projects.

Description

We employ a scientific approach to plant mixed-species forests that are both biologically and economically sustainable. Our forests maximize profits for farmers, biodiversity and ecological health, as well as carbon capture that corporate sponsors can use to offset greenhouse gas emissions.

Program Details

REFORESTATION
We believe in a market-based approach to address the issue of climate change. By making the project financially competitive with alternative land use activities AND by designing the forest to be regenerative, the likelihood that the forest will be standing in 100 years is far more favorable than other reforestation models.
RTT reforests tropical pastures with tree species that grow quickly, form straight trees, and produce valuable lumber. RTT’s managed forests are designed to be profitable for farmers and highly effective at sequestering CO2 emissions.
In the RTT model, forests are funded by US emitters to sequester their CO2 emissions and are managed under long-term contracts with RTT. These profitable forests will earn income for the farmer even while building up stocks of CO2 stored in the forest stand for the account of the US sponsor.
EDUCATION
In order to prepare informed and capable citizens and leaders, we deliver comprehensive climate change education to students throughout the region. The program compliments STEM-related principles consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards and relies on an experiential learning model to create a memorable and rewarding experience.
We work with schools and teachers to help them share knowledge on the importance of mitigating climate change. Our education, awareness & engagement tools aim to get students involved with idea of carbon sequestration.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Pollution
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28G Cottrell St
Mystic, CT 06355
United States
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