Helping You Cope with Eco-Anxiety

stressed person

Environmental stress is real. We’re trying to uncover new ways to help people cope with eco-anxiety. We want to help people who are struggling with it, turn negative stress into positive action that plants more trees. You’re right, it does sound like a tall order. A handful of years ago, who’d have thought eco-anxiety would […]

The Nature Of Design

Bethany Martin working on our designs

Our exciting new venture into merchandise Here at The Word Forest Organisation we’re branching out (pun intended) into a whole new realm of products aimed to simultaneously help raise funds for our crucial ongoing projects in Kenya and raise awareness about our life’s mission. We have enlisted the help of a creative designer with a […]

World Nature Conservation Day 2020

From the air we breathe to the food we eat to the earth beneath us, nature surrounds us and is essential to our lives. That’s why on July 28, 2020, we’re celebrating World Nature Conservation Day, an occasion for both cherishing and raising awareness of the precious natural resources our planet possesses. To secure a […]

Always Look On The Bright Side Of… Lockdown?!

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting rather fed up with all of the coronavirus doom and gloom that’s dominating the news at the moment. Every day, we receive the saddening news of the lives that the pandemic has claimed and there seems to be no end in sight to this horrible illness.  The […]

Permaculture: a simple recipe for a happy planet

Eva and the banana harvest

We know #TreesAreTheKey to a better future for people living on the frontline of climate change in Kenya. They offer a direct route to a healthier planet for wildlife and humans. Fast growing trees in the tropics rip CO2 and other pollutants out of the atmosphere at a serious pace and provide communities with fruit, […]

Meeting Kenya’s Hungry Needs With Charity Collaboration

Sophie from Awaken Love for Africa

A short note from our CEO, Tracey: The amazing woman on the left of the image above is a dear chum, Sophie McLachlan from neighbouring Charmouth. Along with her family and a dedicated team, she runs Awaken Love for Africa, a charity that funds an orphanage called The Gideons in Western Kenya. The screenshot was […]

World Population Day

World Population Map

Saturday 11th July 2020 marks World Population Day.1 Celebrated annually, it seeks to raise awareness of global population issues, including the world’s ageing demographic and sustainability. The event was established back in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme.  Why is this day important? World Population Day is crucial in raising […]

International Day of the Tropics

The Tropics are a region of the Earth that sit roughly in the middle of the globe. Surrounding the Equator, they are bounded by two lines of latitude: the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere.  The International Day of the Tropics is annually celebrated across […]

World Rainforest Day 2020

World Rainforest Day launched in 2017 not only to raise awareness and encourage us to take action to protect and preserve the forests, but to offer a chance to celebrate this wonderful resource. While our forests in Kenya aren’t rainforests, deforestation has an impact on the whole planet, and the work we do here at […]

Summer Solstice 2020: here comes the sun

Saturday 20th June is the solstice and it marks the start of summer for us in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter for those in the Southern. What is the Summer Solstice? Also known as Litha, midsummer or aestival solstice, the summer solstice is an important day in the astronomical calendar. Seen by many […]