The Global Forest Fund

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has established the Global Forest Fund (GFF) to try alleviate the effects of CO2 emissions from the increased travel activity worldwide. The GFF supports schools by funding CO2 compensation efforts such as tree planting and environmental education activities.

What is the purpose of the fund?

Travelling affects the climate and the environment that we live in and depend on. To protect our climate, we need to try alleviate the effects of travelling by plane, car, boat, train, etc. Not an easy task in today's world!

The Global Forest Fund has been established by FEE to offset CO2 emissions from travel. This non-profit fund is managed by the International LEAF Director. The fund invests 90% of its income directly into tree planting and other CO2 compensation efforts that are combined with environmental education activities.

Recent uses of the fund include the establishment of a botanical garden by the Saengthong Vitthaya School in Thailand. A seminar about micro forest promotion organised by the Thiruvonam School (Government Higher Secondary School) in India. you can read more about these and other projects described in FEEs Global Forest Fund reports below.

Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2011 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2012 (PDF, 1.40 MB)
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2013 (PDF, 1.70MB)

Who can apply for funding?

Funding for tree planting and other environmental education activities are both available for schools from countries within and outside the FEE network. From countries within the FEE network, the following can apply for funding through their national coordinator:

  • LEAF schools
  • Eco-Schools 
  • Young Reporters for the Environment

Schools from countries outside the FEE network can apply for funding through the International LEAF Director. However, a maximum of 1/3 of the total annual amount in the fund can be allocated to countries outside the FEE network.

Please contact the International LEAF Director before completing and sending your request for funding.

 

Contact LEAF

Rachel Boyle 

International LEAF Director

Foundation for Environmental Education

Scandiagade 13

2450 Copenhagen SV
Denmark

 

Tel: +45 61248083

Mail: rachel@feeinternational.org

Skype: rachel.feeinternational

Web: www.leaf-international.org 

 

Applications for funding

The Global Forest fund is run by FEEs International LEAF Director. Please contact the International LEAF Director before completing and sending your application for funding.

Applications for funding 2014 is now closed. Applications for funding can be submitted from January 2015. 

FEE Global Forest Fund Application Procedure 2015

FEE Global Forest Fund Application Form 2015 (word doc)

FEE Global Forest Fund Application Form 2015 (pdf)