What does spiritual renewal look like? Here’s a Burundian example.

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

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What is Arbor Day, Anyway?

What is Arbor Day, Anyway?

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

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Plant With Purpose Hits Milestone – 40 Millionth Tree

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.

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Clean Water Is A Women’s Empowerment Issue

Clean Water Is A Women’s Empowerment Issue

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.

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Our Most Frequent Climate Change Questions

Our Most Frequent Climate Change Questions

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

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When It Comes To Climate Change, the Frontline is Female

When It Comes To Climate Change, the Frontline is Female

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

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Connecting the Dots: Human Trafficking and Climate Change

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

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What is Plant With Purpose doing to address climate change?

What is Plant With Purpose doing to address climate change?

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

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Things you should know about what happens to your trash

Things you should know about what happens to your trash

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

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Remembering our friend, Peter Illyn

Remembering our friend, Peter Illyn

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

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Rational Hope: A Way Forward

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

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