To what matters and finding solutions.

Green Growth

Problem:​ Business as usual is what got us into this trouble. Economic development based on unrestrained use of the Earth's resources, especially fossil fuels, has...

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The Restoration Trail

A Path to Homegrown Sustainability

On October 3, we opened our Restoration Trail at the Rural Innovation Campus – Whaelghinbran Farm in Sussex, N.B. This...

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We cannot do it alone.


Community Forests International depends on the support of our partners. These leaders in sustainability have worked in...

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Pound for Pemba 2015!

Tree planting is no easy job. In fact, I can think of few jobs that demand so much physical and mental exertion.

The typical day for a planter begins around 5 to 5:30...

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#9 - Water Harvesting

Innovation isn’t easy, and it’s important to share the failures along with the successes. One of our greatest accomplishments to date, the rainwater harvesting...

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#6 - Solar Microgrid

Over 40 million Tanzanians are cut off from grid power. But this big problem presents an equally huge opportunity – an opportunity for rural Tanzanian communities to...

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#5 - Growing Abundance

What do you get when you cross a forest with a farm? We asked some Pemban farmers to explore this question with us 2 years ago, and began a participatory experiment in...

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#3 - Ecology is Economy

Tree planting is where it all began for CFI and still forms the backbone of our work.  Since 2008, we have helped Pembans plant over 1 million trees!  We are...

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