In an effort to continue to reduce the environmental impact of the ground transportation industry, Green Ride Global is contributing to the Forest Again carbon project on behalf of all of our members.
Forest Again is an international Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Gold Level Certified carbon project in Kenya, Africa. As the only rainforest in Kenya, the Kakamega Forest creates thousands of jobs in one of Kenya’s most impoverished areas. Through the production of seedlings, tree planting and long-term maintenance of reforested sites, the Forest Again project is removing an estimated 11, 000 tons of CO2 per year while conserving its endangered species and biodiversity.
Located in western Kenya, the Kakamega Forest is recognized by the IUCN for its conservation status, where only half of it is currently protected despite the forest being less than half its original size. Forest Again aims to restore the forest by connecting the smaller, fragmented areas with the main forest, rebuilding a cohesive ecosystem that is critical in conserving its endangered species and biodiversity. Carbon revenues from this project fund forest management as well as the Muileshi Community Forest Association (CFA), an organization representing the 70 villages around the forest. The CFA educates, assists and implements long-term income opportunities for these people, providing economic and environmental benefits to one of the world’s most densest and poorest rural populations.
For more information on Forest Again, please click here.