Urban Street Forest

Urban Street Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective

The Urban Street Forest Foundation 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.

Media

Dublin 2019

Zurich 2019 (video)

Zaandam 2019

Zaandam 2019

Arnhem 2019

Arnhem 2019

Amsterdam 2018

Amsterdam 2018

Spain 2018

Spain 2018

Spain 2018 (video)

Urban Dub Forest Amsterdam 2018

First recording in the USF Camper (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)

Dublin 2019
Zurich 2019 (video)
Zaandam 2019
Arnhem 2019
Amsterdam 2018
Spain 2018
Spain 2018 (video)
Urban Dub Forest Amsterdam 2018
First recording in the USF Camper (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)

We plant trees on balconies!  

We accomplish this by involving children, neighbours, artists, local shops, companies and organizations. For every tree planted on a balcony in your neighborhood, a tree is planted to combat desertification. We do this together with farmers to help make their lands fertile again. In effect farmers can improve their living and bring more products to market. The inspiration for the project came from Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this Austrian artist came up with the concept 'The Tree Tenant'.

Hundertwasser said about trees:

 

trees are essential for the health of humans

trees attract birds & butterflies

trees produce oxygen

trees purify the air

more green reduces stress

trees reduce street noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help us!

Do you also believe that we make the world a lot more beautiful, healthier, more fun and more pleasant when we plant as many trees as possible? You help us then can help us by:

Compensate!

 

Europeans emit an average of 6400 kg CO2 per year. Trees convert this CO2 for us into wood and fertile soil!

By planting 4 trees per month, you can already offset your own energy consumption.


(1 Tree = 1 Euro)


If you plant trees for €5 or more per month for a year, you will receive an Urban Street Forest t-shirt!

Plant!

 

For every tree you buy through our website, we plant a tree at a farmer in Africa.


You brighten up your own garden or balcony and you also help a farmer in Africa to improve his land.


This allows him to grow more food and sell more products on the market.

 

 

 

Organise!

 

If you would like to organize an Urban Street Forest Project yourself, please contact us via mail or whatsapp.


We have an easy guide for organizing and guiding you through the process via the online management system Trello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

34488

trees planted by Urban Street Forest since 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our landscape restoration projects

We have been active in the south of Spain since 2018 to restore the landscape in the fight against the hard advancing desertification over there.

Spain 2018 (video)

Digging Swales

Planting with Alvelal

2000 Trees and Bushes

RENEW Landscape Restoration Course

Planting trees with Sunseed

Spain 2018 (video)
Digging Swales
Planting with Alvelal
2000 Trees and Bushes
RENEW Landscape Restoration Course
Planting trees with Sunseed

The Urban Street Forest Team

Raymond
Co-founder, Concept & Landscape Restoration

Beatrice
Co-founder, Concept

Chris
Graphic Design

Jochem
Chairman & Technical Advisor

Nina
Treasurer & Management

Andrea
Secretary & Project Organisation

Harm
Project organisation & Carbon Karma

Hanna
Project organisation & Education

Anouk
Project organisation & Videographer

Melissa
Social Media

Luc
Web development

Where have we carried out projects?

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.

locatiewerk.nl

Location management for film & TV.

camalot.nl

Camalot is a Digital Cinema rental company located in Amsterdam.

Contact

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

 

Bestevâerstraat 25 - 4
1056HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands