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For The Forest Team

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Philippines. 1634

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© 2019 by Issa.


and why we're doing this. 


Rebuilding an entirely new forest won't be easy-- and it's true! Money doesn't grow on trees. But from the pockets of many, the once empty plains and mountains of Yangil, Zambales can once again thrive in greenery. Every peso counts for us to regrow what was once lost. 

Inspired by the efforts of those fighting for the future around the world and right here in our own home, For the Forest aims to incite action, ignite solutions. 

If funding is not your choice of generosity, do not fret! Our friends over at MAD Travel and EcoExplorations offer adventures that matter, giving you a chance to join their tree planting activities around the Philippines. If your schedule is too busy, Seed Nation has got you covered. By collecting seeds, you can send them to them to be planted in Yangil!

Seed Nation

Words from the founder

Last March 2019, as I was filling up little pockets of soil with seeds in Yangil, Zambales, a new friend chimed in: imagine a world where just one celebrity's fanbase pledged to plant a tree each. We'd have millions of them here now.


She didn't know it then, but that simple idea reverberated in my head for days. If it was that easy, we should make it real-- it could be real. And with that, I went to work. 


It was a simple idea: engage an audience to want to build a forest. 

A simple solution to combat the climate crisis; a movement that will help fix the ecological balance of those who depend on it-- like the Aetas of Yangil and the wildlife that once thrived there. To restore a home into a carbon sink that will aid the fight  against the climate crisis. To provide a new oasis for our wildlife. To transform the lands, once ravaged by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, to a new home for our brothers and sisters.

For the Forest aims to be that:

Your simple solution to take action.

Imagine a whole new forest in our lifetime. Let's make it real.  

- Issa


"We all knew that restoring forests could play a part in tackling climate change, but we didn't really know how big the impact would be. Our study shows clearly that forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today. But we must act quickly, as new forests will take decades to mature and achieve their full potential as a source of natural storage." - Prof. Thomas Crowther, co-author of the study and founder of Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich.