The Greenpop Foundation NPC is an award-winning registered non-profit organisation (NPO#:
151-411 NPO; PBO#: 930050622) headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.
We work to restore ecosystems and empower environmental stewards through reforestation,
urban greening, sustainable development, and environmental art projects across Sub-Saharan
Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 136,000 trees and inspired over
150,000 active citizens across South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania.
So how does it work?
For every R120 donated, Greenpop is able to plant, monitor and maintain a tree in one of their forest restoration projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. These trees help restore ecosystems, sequester carbon from the atmosphere and provide forest resources to local communities.
A tree planted in one of our projects costs R120 incl. VAT. This price funds the planting and monitoring of the tree.
Digital Tree Certificate
Bespoke Beans will provide you with a digital tree certificate as proof of your donation.
You are helping Greenpop restore ecosystems
Greenpop have planted over 100 000 trees to date in our forest restoration projects all over Southern Africa.
When Greenpop and us conserve and restore ecosystems, everyone wins.
Put simply, biodiversity promotes life. Not only do functioning ecosystems produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, they also provide homes for animals, recharge groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevent erosion and more. The addition of indigenous vegetation to any environment will have countless benefits.
Money does grow on trees! Useful indigenous species and fruit trees can provide produce that can be used in feeding schemes or sold by schools and communities. Indigenous trees and vegetation can increase property values and can provide natural air conditioning for homes and classrooms.
In South Africa, there is a huge disparity between ‘leafy’ privileged areas and ‘barren’ underprivileged areas. Urban greening improves pride of place and can even reduce crime and drug abuse. Additionally, research shows that living in a green neighbourhood reduces stress and aids recovery from illness.
Conserving or restoring a natural ecosystem is an incredible symbol of hope. It symbolises a belief in the future, a positive wish for our communities and care for our planet. It brings people together – with each other and Mother Nature. It is a living, breathing gift to the generations to come.