"Renature Monchique" Tree Planting & Reforestation
Our team was invited to the Algarve region of southern Portugal to document a “tree-mendous” tree planting project that is changing lives after devastating wildfires in 2018 that burned 27,000 hectares. The project, “Renature Monchique” is managed by @geotambiente and funded by Ryanair as part of their carbon offsetting program.
Project Summary: For this project, our team traveled to Monchique in the southern Algarve of Portugal for one week to observe the region 3 years after devastating wildfires. We documented all aspects of this project, learned how the economic wealth of this region is directly related to the health of the forests, interviewed workers & landowners, and planted native species of trees.
Sponsors: This project was financed in part by GEOTA, a Portuguese NGO focused on environmental conservation and preservation, and also in part by Jack Wolfskin, an eco-friendly brand of outdoor gear and clothing.
Significance: To learn about the challenges associated with tree planting projects, and what we can do right now to improve nature’s resiliency to climate change.
Key Objectives: Learn about Renature Monchique and film an environmental research documentary about it on YouTube; capture high-quality photos and videos of our experience; and bring awareness to this amazing project.
1 documentary-style video
20 high-quality brand photos
18 total social media postings
70,000 people reached