Urban Street Forest

Urban Street Forest

Happy New Trees!

 

Plant Happy New Trees for your Christmas tree with Urban Street Forest!

 

  • Single donation: for every euro you donate we plant a Happy New Tree, starting from 5 Happy New Trees you will receive a Christmas-ball card!
  • Monthly donation: starting from 10 Happy New Trees per month you will also receive a USF t-shirt!

 

Plant along!

Green Your House, Street, City And World!  

Urban neighborhoods with high-rise concrete buildings are often gray and drab. Urban Street Forest works to color cities with the planting of vertical forests. We do this by planting trees on the balconies of high-rise apartment buildings. We accomplish this by involving the people who live there, local shops, and local organizations.

For every tree planted on a balcony in your neighborhood, a tree is planted in the developing world to combat desertification. We do this together with the local farmers to help make their lands fertile again. In effect farmers can improve their living and bring more products to market.

Media

First recording in the USF Camper (video)

Amsterdam 2018

Amsterdam 2018

Spain 2018

Spain 2018

https://vimeo.com/295179258

Spain 2018 (video)

Amsterdam 2017

Amsterdam 2017

Barcelona 2017

Barcelona 2017

Berlin 2016

Berlin 2016

Berlin 2016 (video)

Adis Abeba 2016

Adis Abeba 2016

Rotterdam 2016

Rotterdam 2016

Amsterdam 2016

Amsterdam 2016

Arnhem 2016

Arnhem 2016

Arnhem 2016 (video)

Amsterdam 2014

Amsterdam 2014

Amsterdam 2014 (video)

TEDx Maastricht (video)

First recording in the USF Camper (video)
Amsterdam 2018
Spain 2018
Spain 2018 (video)
Amsterdam 2017
Barcelona 2017
Berlin 2016
Berlin 2016 (video)
Adis Abeba 2016
Rotterdam 2016
Amsterdam 2016
Arnhem 2016
Arnhem 2016 (video)
Amsterdam 2014
Amsterdam 2014 (video)
TEDx Maastricht (video)

Plant a tree on your own balcony!

Do you want a tree on your own balcony and at the same time help combating desertification?
For every tree you buy, we plant a tree in dry areas.

The Tree Tenant

The inspiration for the project came from Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this Austrian artist came up with the concept 'The Tree Tenant'. This is a tree that grows outwards from an inner balcony and improves the living environment in the city.

trees are essential for the health of man, animal and environment

trees attract birds & butterflies

trees produce oxygen

trees purify the air

trees add colour to the neighbourhood

more green reduces stress

trees reduce street noise

We plant trees to restore landscape!

Loss of fertile soil is a major problem around the world. About 30% of the Earth’s surface is degraded.Natural areas along with farmland both suffer due to the washing away of the fertile topsoil, caused by deforestation. Loss of topsoil results in failed crop harvests and food insecurity.

But our situation is not hopeless. Planting trees is the first step in the right direction to restoring healthy soil. With the strategic planting of trees along with the building of small dams, fertile soil will be rebuilt and retained. Areas once vacant of plants can become productive again within 10-15 years. 

By working together with nature and farmers to address both their needs, we help to reclaim local economies by reclaiming the fertile soil.

Urban Street Forest plants trees with Trees for the Future

We are proud to partner with Trees for the Future. They plant trees in developing countries, together with local communities. This enables them to restore the landscape, grow more food and build a sustainable future.


Visit www.treesforthefuture.org for more information.

10059

trees planted by Urban Street Forest since 2015

The Urban Street Forest Team

Raymond
Co-founder, Concept & Landscape Restoration

Jochem
Chairman & Technical Advisor

Nina
Treasurer & Management

Andrea
Secretary & Project Organisation

Hanna
Project organization & Education

Harm
Project organization & Carbon Karma

Chris
Graphic Design

Luc
Web development

Anouk
Filmmaker & Communication

Beatrice
Co-founder

Melissa
Social Media

Partners

carbonkarma.nl

Carbon Karma compensates the CO2 emissions of companies and organizations.

www.ernodas.nl

Lux & Co light rental company and Electricity & Co from Erno Das compensate their CO2 emissions via USF.

weloverecycled.nl

We Love Recycled provides sustainable printing on recycled and FSC certified paper.

www.hvhl.nl

Van Hall Larenstein University educates high quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a sustainable world.

vng.nl/global-goals-gemeenten

Inspires and supports municipalities to the implementation of sustainable development goals.

zeefdrukmakers.nl

Sustainable, social and accessible screen printing in Amsterdam.

www.donkergroen.nl

Donkergroen designs, realises and manages living environments with sustainable respect for people and the environment.

locatiegoed.nl

Location management for film & TV.

Objective

Foundation Urban Street Forest uses vertical greening in cities as a tool to plant as many trees as possible in developing countries for the benefit of large-scale landscape restoration in the fight against desertification.

Vertical greening in cities is realised by means of trees and plants on balconies. For each tree on the balcony, at least one is planted in a developing country. Planting in developing countries is done together with local farmers in Agroforestry projects.

Contact

Foundation Urban Street Forest
info@urbanstreetforest.com
+31 (0)6 50883834

 

Bestevâerstraat 24 - 4
1056HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands