Here at Plant With Purpose, our vision is to create lasting, holistic transformation in rural communities experiencing poverty and environmental degradation… and we believe that spiritual renewal plays a big part in this. As an environmental organization working through the lens of Christian faith, we believe that our efforts against
If you have a hard time keeping track of the environmentally-related holidays in the springtime, you aren’t alone. March brings World Water Day and the International Day of Forests. In April, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week, and Arbor Day follows shortly after.
Add this to the fact that
Christian environmental organization on track to double that number by 2025
Plant With Purpose, U.S.-based Christian development organization, recently planted its 40 millionth tree. Operating in eight countries, one of the organization’s primary interventions, in addition to regenerative agriculture training and economic development through community savings groups, is tree planting.
Our world is facing a serious clean water crisis.
A lot of progress has been made toward improving clean water access over the past few decades. In 1990, over 40 countries recorded over 100 deaths per 100,000 people related to water contamination. In 2017, the number was reduced to 9.
The following are some of the most common climate change questions Plant With Purpose receives and were addressed in our video panel, So You Care About Climate Change. The following is an adaptation of a few of the climate change questions that were a part of the discussion. To view
by Camryn Jones
Yahaira and Petronie live in rural Burundi. Both are very familiar with extreme poverty, as nearly two-thirds of Burundi’s population lives below the poverty threshold.
Both of these women are mothers. Petronie has nine children—a large family even by Burundian norms, where large families are common. “My
Understanding the science behind carbon and climate change can help us effectively care for our planet.
More and more attention is focused on climate change and not just the threats that it presents but also solutions! Research efforts like Project Drawdown have evaluated the positive impact that different actions like
Human trafficking continues to be one of the most pressing human rights violations around the world.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of men, women, and children, and the exploitation of their bodies and labor. In practically every country on earth, people are coerced or tricked into an industry
Empowering Rural Farmers to Reverse Climate Change
Plant With Purpose works at the nexus of environmental degradation and poverty alleviation to empower rural farmers to reverse deforestation and to sequester carbon, reversing climate change. Our integrated approach addresses economic, environmental, and spiritual contributors to climate change and results in healed
Recycling trash has been hailed as a simple way to help the environment for a long, long time. It’s easy to imagine the bottles and cans in your blue bin being picked up and sent to a factory where they’re melted down and remade into new bottles, cans, or other
A reflection from our CEO Scott Sabin
On December 11th , the Church lost a pioneer, a prophet and someone whose voice should have been much more widely heard.
I first met Peter Illyn in 1996, at a conference convened by the Christian Environmental Council in Chattanooga. Of all the
An update from CEO Scott Sabin
Yes, 2020 has and continues to be a challenging year but it’s also been an amazing and surprising year in many ways. Jesus has been at work in the communities that we serve around the world. The passage that keeps coming to mind is
For Immediate Release:
PLANT WITH PURPOSE NAMED “2020 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits
Award based on outstanding online reviews
San Diego, CA (11/3/20) – Plant With Purpose announced today it has been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.
A lot can happen in four years.
In the summer of 2016, a Plant With Purpose team went to visit a field site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the time, the DRC was our newest partnering country and one of the most difficult places where we could
Why are some vulnerable rural communities able to thrive in spite of the pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened our awareness of the turmoil in our world. Though we are isolated with family inside our homes, we are also increasingly concerned about the events happening outside. Extreme climate events such