The Institute for Environmental Innovation (I4EI)

I4EI benefits people at the base of the world economic pyramid through reforestation and other projects that follow accepted sustainable development principles.

Today I4EI supports over 16,100 Small Groups of subsistence farmers in The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST). The men and women in TIST Small Groups are starting nurseries, planting trees and adopting improved agriculture practices that yield a larger harvest. They receive training on HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutrition and construction of fuel-efficient cooking stoves that protect women and children from breathing harmful smoke. Over 20 million trees are alive today in previously deforested areas of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and India as a result of the efforts and ingenuity of over 90,000 TIST Small Group members (almost half of whom are women).

To date, TIST Farmers have hand planted and maintained over 20 million trees. Click here for direct access to up-to-the-minute information on I4EI's TIST tree planting and other project activities of Small Groups in all TIST locations.

Contact us for more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to support TIST farmers committed to environmental renewal both locally and worldwide!

I4EI is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.

Local Farmers Make it all Possible

The real credit for the outstanding results of this program belongs to the local subsistence farmers who collect indigenous seeds, make nurseries, plant seedlings, and keep them alive through droughts, floods, cattle and goat raids and rogue elephants. TIST farmers are proud of the benefits their trees are having on their lives and on the global environment.

Co-Founder, TIST