Reforest the Tropics (RTT)

Reforest the Tropics (RTT)

Illustration by Sarah Walsh

Illustration by Sarah Walsh

Reforest the Tropics (RTT) has developed a comprehensive and holistic forestry model to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by converting deforested tropical lands to biologically and economically sustainable new farm forests. 

As individuals, families and businesses seek to “go green” they will encounter many different options to reduce or offset their carbon dioxide emissions. It is understandable that these people want a clear idea of how their green investments will impact the planet today and moving forward.

When supporting RTT, forest sponsors receive a very clear and tangible outcome: credits from a new, biologically and economically sustainable, tropical forest. One of the first steps for RTT is to set up a sign that identifies the funder and key information about the forest.

RTT assumes the long-term management of each sponsored forest project in cooperation with the farmer.  Donors are assigned a specific forest with a large sign that identifies them as the sponsor.  They’ll receive annual reports with the forest measurements, including the amount of CO2 captured, and photos that show the growth of the forest.

To learn more about Reforest the Tropics, click here to go to their website and please consider sponsoring a forest.


"I've always loved trees. Like many I believe they have a soul. To think they could be a part of healing the earth makes so much sense. Many years ago my grandfather introduced me to the RTT organization and I was blown away by the work that Dr. Barres and his team were doing. The Klinkii tree is prehistoric and the idea that this tree was, as my grandfather put it "taken out of retirement to save the planet" is pretty special. And everyone can be a part of the solution. Schools and families can get involved by coming together to raise money to fund their very own forest which will in turn offset their carbon foot print. It gives me hope for our future."

When she was little Sarah Walsh was obsessed with animals. So much so that she wanted to be one. Her mom knew this and sewed her an assortment of costumes she could wear all year round. Sarah was also obsessed with drawing and from a very small age knew or at least hoped in her heart she would be an artist someday. She received her BFA in graphic design from St. Rose in Albany, NY where she grew up. She's worked on coloring books for all ages, children's board books, activity books, toy product, home decor, apparel and greeting cards. Her clients include Land of Nod, Chronicle, Nosy Crow, Hallmark Cards, Running Press, Quarry to name a few. She currently lives in Kansas City with her fellow illustrator husband Colin Walsh, their son, a scrappy pup and chubby cat. 


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