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The Green Branch was born out of the strong desire to enact change. Founded in 2020, we strive to not only reforest degraded lands but to make them bounce back by planting biodiverse, native trees in combination with commercial species. We believe that by restoring degraded lands and rebuilding ecosystems, we can do our part in mending the relationship with the Earth and all its inhabitants. Check out the timeline below to learn about our successes and milestones so far.

Milestones

Founded

January 2020

First Full time Employee

September 2020

First Project Funding Raised

January 2021

First Tree Planted

April 2021

Certified B Corporation

December 2021

About Us

We are a team of dedicated and action-driven professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds. United by our passion for climate action and sustainability, we are on a mission to activate nature for a liveable future.

Lívia

Chagas de Lima

Project Coordinator

Stefanos

Solomonides

Environmental Services Specialist

Wienke

Schouwink

Commercial Manager

Miriam

Bellink

Carbon Specialist

Maurício

Rochinhas Clavijo

Project Coordinator

Kasper

Kupperman

Co-Founder

Martin

Titton

Acquisition Manager

Jacob

Hietink

Co-Founder

Rein

Vehmeijer

Advisory Board

Jairo

Okret

Head of Advisory Board

Reinier

Hietink

Advisory Board

João

Borba

Hub Manager Bagé

Alexander

Daniel

Head of Operations

Valerie

van Marle

Commercial Intern

Luke

James

Head of Growth

Karla

Akemy

Research intern

Joris

Stoop

Commercial Intern

Our Partners

Our incredible partners are more than funders: they are committed to fighting climate change and helping us realize our goal to increase biodiverse forest cover worldwide.

Interested in supporting our mission? Get in touch with us today!

News

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates from our projects!

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Celebrating Zero Emissions Day

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What is a carbon credit?

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. General

Who is The Green Branch?

Is The Green Branch interested in new projects and partners?

Is The Green Branch also setting up reforestation projects in Europe or other countries?

Why are your projects located in Brazil?

What is the difference between ARR projects and REDD+ projects?

How can I contribute to The Green Branch's projects?

2. Afforestation

How do you grow a healthy forest?

What are the co-benefits of reforestation for the environment?

How does certification work?

What are the co-benefits of reforestation?

How does The Green Branch monitor and manage the forests?

Are The Green Branch's projects certified?

How does The Green Branch ensure long- term protection of the forest?

What is the time path of a project?

Why does The Green Branch combine forestry with sustainable timber production?

3. Carbon Credits

What is the difference between Net Zero and Carbon Neutral?

What is the difference between a Removal and Reduction Carbon Credit?

What is carbon compensation?

What is a carbon credit?