Becoming a Balance®
This page is an overview of the co-benefits of becoming a BALANCE Planting Partner including:
- The extra income opportunities in addition to planting and protecting the forest.
- Protecting the forest today means protecting a way of life for future generations.
- Planting Partners actively help with the global and local climate and biodiversity crisis.
- BALANCE® is a long-term commitment with a 99year contract.
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BECOMING A PLANTING PARTNER
WHAT IS BALANCE® ?
THE 99-YR PLANTING PARTNER CONTRACT
…aligns with the 100yr CO2 cycle for positive climate impact.
OUR PLANTING PRINCIPLES
…create diverse, sustainable forests benefiting environment and communities.
THE BALANCE® UNIT
…enhances carbon credits for biodiversity support.
For more details about THE BALANCE® METHODOLOGY click on the link below.
TOGETHER, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE: ONE BY ONE, TONNE BY TONNE.
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BECOMING A PLANTING PARTNER
We encourage our Planting Partners to use the protected forest for extra value and income opportunities.
The co-benefits include…
ENHANCED WATER CATCHMENT
BEE FARMING HONEY PRODUCTION
Protecting the forest means protecting a way of life for future generations and actively helps with the global + local climate and biodiversity crisis.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES
Permaculture techniques bring benefits of soil fertility, more marketable crops + extra income.
Reducing food purchases = more self-sufficiency.
Sustainable forest management through permaculture enhances biodiversity.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from AGROFORESTRY
Trees with crops and livestock increase biodiversity and wildlife habitats.
Trees prevent erosion, improve soil fertility, and act as windbreaks.
Agroforestry offers sustainable food, fuel, and income with cash crops.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from ENHANCED WATER CATCHMENT
Trees store rainwater, releasing it to maintain river flow.
Tree shade regulates water temperature and reduces evaporation.
Planting on hillside above water catchment can increase water table level – creating places to catch fish that can be sold.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from BEE FARMING + HONEY PRODUCTION
Bee farming benefits partners without requiring extra land.
Hive products like honey, royal jelly, and beeswax provide income.
Bees play a vital role in forest pollination for fruit and seeds.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from BIOCHAR PRODUCTION
Biochar is produced from wood thinning – BALANCE® ECO will purchase your Biochar credits providing substantial additional income.
Plus BIOCHAR… Improves soil fertility, structure, and crop yields. Enhances water retention and reduces irrigation needs. Sequesters carbon, mitigating climate change.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from SUSTAINABLE FIREWOOD
Harvesting sustainable wood removes the need to purchase firewood by indigenous communities whilst preserving ecological balance.
Responsible use of natural resources preserves ecosystems for future generations.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from FOREST-BASED PRODUCTS
Marketable products from protected forests include wooden crafts, furniture, utensils and natural fibers for textiles and baskets.
Non-timber forest products include medicinal herbs, essential oils, and wild fruits. All these products can be sold in the market.
Planting Partners can generate extra income from ECO-TOURISM
Benefits local communities and environmental stewardship.
Encourages sustainable practices and responsible waste management.
Promotes conservation and wildlife protection combatting illegal poaching activities.
Tourists wish to visit areas with increased Fauna and Flora.
HOW TO BECOME A PLANTING PARTNER
Establish your project, utilising our six point Planting Partner Obligations which are:
1. Ensure species diversity
2. Permanence – long term biodiversity
3. Public access and biodiversity communication from protected forests
5. Force majeure
6. Consideration for indigenous/local people
Utilising the BALANCE methodology enhances existing carbon credits and makes them fit for biodiversity creation with the BALANCE UNIT.
Register your project through existing carbon credit generation schemes.
Approach BALANCE with the verified carbon credits that adhere to our methodology.
We put these BALANCE UNITS on sale on our website.