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2W Energy gives their clients the gift of trees

By Allgemein, News Home

2W energy is a leading renewable energy company in Brazil, and this year they committed to supporting the Black Jaguar Foundation by planting native trees on behalf of their clients.

Focused on bringing affordable, sustainable energy to every state in Brazil, 2W Energia is looking to make an impact for the future of Brazil. Now, with this partnership, 2W Energia has expanded this commitment to the restoration of Brazil’s biodiversity.

Each month, client’s of 2W Energia’s will receive a personalised tree planting certificate, letting them know exactly where their tree will be planted. They can find out about the farmer who will be planting their trees and our tree planting commitment for the farm.

With our new donate a tree page, any company can now give any number of trees to their clients, partners or team, and in doing so contribute to the preservation of two of our most vital ecosystems. We want to say a huge thank you to 2W Energia for joining us and we look forward to what’s to come!

To learn more about the partnership between BJF and 2W Energia, check out this post on their Instagram!

Planting Season 2020 Complete!

By Allgemein, News Home

That’s a wrap! Another planting season is complete, which means another 80,000 trees planted by our team along the Araguaia River. This was a special planting season for us, and for all of you who have been supporting us, because it marked the start of our first million trees!

This season our team grew to 36 local tree planters, next season 300 local planters will join us from November 2021 to March 2022, to complete the planting of our first million trees. But it doesn’t stop there, by 2025 we’ll be planting 10 million trees which means we’ll be straight onto the next million trees! This 10 million trees will bring the restoration of the degraded land in the Santana do Araguaia region to completion.

In case you missed it, see the planting in action here…

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Our third Tree Nursery is underway: See the progress

By Allgemein, News Home

In March, we signed a partnership with the Municipality of Santana do Araguaia to build our third, state-of-the-art nursery. We’ll be building this nursery in the city’s nature park, and the work has already begun! This week we’ve been clearing the land, next is the construction of a bridge over the nearby river, and soon after the construction of the nursery itself. Ready to grow seedlings for the coming planting season in November! 

When we met with Santana do Araguaia’s environmental secretary and his team last month, we were met with an extremely warm reception. The Agribusiness sector is one of the leading employers in the region. This project and this nursery will not only benefit our environment and provide local job opportunities, but it will contribute to the sustainable development of the agribusiness sector in Brazil and Santana do Araguaia will be at the forefront of this.

Take a look around the 2021 Black Jaguar Foundation Tree Nursery!

This is a huge milestone that has only been possible with your support! This nursery will house 500,000 seedlings and with space for workshops and environmental education, it will become a hub for the restoration of nature along the Araguaia biodiversity corridor and a center for the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. Let’s plant more trees together! 

In case you were wondering what the nursery site looks like, enjoy this aerial footage:

Sheilla Pereira Albuquerque Joins our Brazilian Advisory board!

By Allgemein, News Home

We’re thrilled to welcome Sheilla Pereira Albuquerque to our world-class Brazilian Advisory board. With over 28 years of experience in the biotechnology and agrochemicals industry, Sheilla will contribute her crucial expertise to help us expand our planting and continue to restore biodiversity.

Sheilla initially graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Paulista and an MBA from Business School São Paulo. Her impressive professional career has included working at Rohm and Haas Quimica, Dow AgroSciences and Corteva AgriSciences, where she has held leadership positions in operations, marketing and sales, having served in the last 3 years in the Vice Presidency of the Southern and Paraguay areas.

She is currently responsible for the South and Southeast Operations, Marketing, Digital and ESG areas at AgroGalaxy, one of the largest retail platforms for agricultural inputs and services for Brazilian agribusiness. We look forward to having her passion and knowledge guide us as we grow and plant many more trees together. 

TreeLove launch: change the future with a present

By Allgemein, News Home

We could not be more proud to announce a very special partnership. TreeLove is combining art and nature, to allow you to give a gift that is truly invaluable. They have curated a selection of hand-crafted artisan tree carvings, to be given as a gift, in combination with trees, planted by the Black Jaguar Foundation, in the heart of Brazil.

TreeLove has been a labour of love and stems from a deep commitment to environmental preservation, by Founder Andrea Dreesmann. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Andrea’s two passions are education and the environment. An ambassador for Human Rights Watch in Brazil, Andrea runs two educational programs in the communities of Vidigal and Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro and is dedicated to restoring Brazil’s vital ecosystems.

Andrea and her son Felipe visited the Araguaia corridor in 2019 to witness the work going on. During this trip, they planted some of our very first trees, trees that are now thriving along the Araguaia river and starting to restore nature. We look forward to planting many more trees together and are honoured to be part of this beautiful campaign.