ECO was “born recycled” in 2009, with the start of the program “One Frame One Tree” by partnering with NGO Trees for the Future. Since then, ECO donates and plants a tree for every frame sold. Today, ECO is approaching 1 million trees planted in Cameroon, Africa!
This is the Cameroon story. One that started with a seed: the idea of giving back to the world and improving lives. In 2012 we went to Cameroon to meet the people involved. With this book, we invite you to witness the impact “One Frame One Tree” continues to make on the environment and the Cameroon community.
“Trees for the Future is dedicated to planting trees with rural communities in the developing world, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food and build a sustainable future. We are proud to have a partner like Eco and we are thankful for their dedicated support, enabling us to achieve our goals.”
— John Leary, Executive Director, Trees for the Future
“We have a responsibility to leave the world a better place than how we found it. Together with Trees for the Future and “One Frame One Tree”, we’re making a positive impact not only on the environment but for the people of Cameroon.”
— Alessandro Lanaro, CEO Modo
A seed that is given to Cameroon farmers and then planted in nurseries.
Bare-stem transplanting workshops are held by specialists like Kingsley Neba. Cameroon farmers are taught by Trees for the Future about agroforestry and other sustainable farming techniques.
The workshops extend troughout the community and even to Public Schools, like the “Ecole Publique Dschang Renka Michel” where, with the help of their amazing school director Heleine Tsopmo (right), children learn farming techniques that will help them create a brighter future.
From the nurseries, plants and baby trees are transplanted into fields where farmers continue to cultivate and evolve their land and benefit from their improved soil and reccurring crop yields.
With sustainable resources of income, Cameroon residents like Anaje are able to feed themselves, their livestock and make a living.