Person planting a tree © Ecologi & Eden Reforestation Projects

A tree planted with your booking

We plant trees with Ecologi

At ISSFT we promise to be responsible

We're dedicated to finding ways to do things better for our people and our planet. Alongside our commitment to become Carbon Net-Zero and to further reduce our impact on the environment, we've partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi. With that in mind, from 1st January 2022, we will be planting a tree into our ISSFT forest with every summer school application.

The ISSFT Forest is a virtual representation of all the actual trees that are planted as part of our efforts - take a look at it on Ecologi's website below:

Eden Reforestation ISSFT Forest

Each tree in the forest is responsibly planted with Eden Reforestation, which ensures their reforestation projects have a positive human impact and a positive environmental impact. They hire and train local people to plant new trees, they plant native species, and their seedling survival rate is an impressive 80%. Through this partnership, we'll be helping to reduce carbon pollution, creating employment for local families, and restoring wildlife habitats - all helping us accelerate to a more sustainable future.

Images from some of Eden Reforestation Projects around the world. Images © Ecologi & Eden Reforestation Projects.

How does it work? Three simple steps

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Step 1. Select Your Summer Program

Pick your favourite option from our Award Winning Programmes.

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Step 2. Make Your Application

We make the whole process as easy as possible for you, complete your Summer School online application.

Image © Ecologi & Eden Reforestation Projects.

Step 3. We Plant Your Tree

It is as simple as that. Once you have completed the application process in full, we'll plant your tree for you and it will be added to our ISSFT forest.

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Sound good?

Let's get started! View our Summer School options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that you're actually planting trees?

We've partnered with Ecologi and Eden Reforestation Projects. Once your tree has been planted, we'll email you a link, and you'll be able to see the exact location, species, and age of the tree - along with details of the project it's attached to.

How do you determine where the trees will be planted?

Ecologi works with Eden Reforestation Projects who ensure that their reforestation benefits the local population. Due to the unsustainable relationship between the land and 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 its Employ to Plant methodology to benefit members in the local communities where they plant. Through steady employment, people living in extreme poverty can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine. 

Since they began, Eden Reforestation has planted more than 583 million trees worldwide in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Central America. Find out more here.

How do we know that the people planting the trees are not being exploited?

Eden Reforestation's (Ecologi's tree planting partner) mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire people in rural villages in developing countries to grow, plant and guard to maturity native forests on a massive scale—their Employ to Plant methodology results in the multiplication of positive socio-economic and environmental outcomes.

How does planting trees help with reducing carbon emissions?

Trees are one of the best tools to remove carbon pollution from the atmosphere.

*Terms and conditions: One tree is planted for every summer school application completed. Once the application is complete and paid in full, Ecologi & Eden Reforestation Projects will plant the tree, and we will notify the summer school applicant by email. There is no cash alternative.

If you still have a question, please feel free to get in touch.
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