Here at Currensea, we really wanted to provide a simple and convenient way to allow you to offset some of the environmental impact associated with your travels by planting trees in various parts of the world impacted by deforestation.

We are immensely proud to be partnering with OneTreePlanted.org, one of the world’s leading reforestation entities. In order to make this a reality for you, we’ll be planting trees in Indonesia, Guatemala and Rwanda on your behalf.

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How does it work?

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You can choose to contribute a portion of the savings you make using Currensea to plant trees.
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For every 75p contributed, we’ll plant one tree on your behalf.

For example, if you choose to contribute one third of your transaction savings, and you spend $100 on a family lunch in New York. We’ll plant one tree for you.

You’ll be able to keep track of your forest with your Currensea personalised dashboard.

What are the specific projects?

We’ve chosen the following amazing projects where trees will be planted by our partner.

Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is home to magnificent rainforests, carbon-rich peatlands, and diverse wildlife like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, Sun bears and over 1,700 species of birds. This project focuses on the Kalimantan region in Borneo, home to the Tanjung Puting National Park. In 2015, rampant fires burnt and destroyed more than 30,000 hectares of its forest. Work is taking place to restore areas affected by these fires, as well as those threatened by the palm oil industry and illegal mining operations.

guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala has one of the most extensive and diverse forest systems in Central America. Its name is said to mean "land of the trees" in the Mayan-Toltec language. Sadly, the country is losing these precious forests at a rapid rate. Because of its topography, Guatemala is susceptible to landslides, floods and other natural disasters. However, the biggest driver of deforestation has been population growth and economic disparity. With more than one million hectares of land that could be harnessed for reforestation, this project aims to bring back the healthy forests that have characterised the country since ancient times.

rwanda

Rwanda

Rwanda’s forests support a wealth of biodiversity and natural resources. The Gishwati-Mukura forests of Rwanda once spanned 253,000 hectares, covering the land with over 60 species of trees and providing habitat to chimpanzees. Due to illegal mining and the resettlement of households after the genocide in 1994, overgrazing and tree cutting reduced the forests to a mere 3,558 ha. Smallholder farmers feel the impacts of that degradation and understand the importance of landscape restoration for water, energy and food security. This project will help a women’s cooperative, led by local farmer Agnes Uwifashije, to revive land in Mukura.

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