YOGO's Food Trees for Poverty Program

FOOD TREES FOR POVERTY



ONE TREE PLANTED PER YOGA MAT


With every yoga mat you purchase, YOGO provides a food-bearing tree for a poor family.  

Our Food Trees for Poverty program donates one tree per yoga mat in an African or Latin American country including Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Belize, Honduras, and Panama through our partner NGOs. 

Our partner NGOs were selected because of their long term, social interventions that address the real root of deforestation in these areas: poverty. In addition to providing trees and farming supplies, Trees for the Future and Sustainable Harvest International work for five years with each family to provide sustainable agriculture and other training so that each family can independently and permanently feed themselves and farm in a way that restores the environment. “Forest gardens” revitalize degraded land and help avoid deforestation in tropical areas.

And instead of just paying rich people from foreign countries to do the trainings, the NGOs also hire locally, providing long-term skills and income to each region.

PLANT A TREE FOR $1 >> HERE

In addition to planting a tree per mat, YOGO also offers the ability to buy individual trees for $1 apiece!

We are conducting an ongoing social experiment in altruistic shopping. Currently about 65% of buyers add an additional tree for $1 to their shopping cart. That's awesome!!


WHY FOOD TREES?


By promoting restorative agriculture, the program presents a triple-impact of healing the environment, providing food, and providing long-term livelihoods that help poor families help themselves.

Environmental benefits include about one ton of sequestered carbon for each tree planted over its lifetime, avoided deforestation of the rainforest; and arid and degraded areas converted into sustainable farmland.  

WHEN YOU PLANT TREES, YOU ALSO:

create educational opportunities for children

empower women

build strong communities

permanently increase the income of poor farmers

help families feed themselves

provide permanent employment

provide fuel wood so villagers don’t need to cut down trees

create fodder to feed livestock

reverse environmental degradation

avoid deforestation

restore biodiversity

remove tons of greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere  


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 Thank you for joining in our Food Trees Program by buying trees! 

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