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October 12, 2021

Let the fruit tree planting begin

After a few months of preparation and waiting for the rains to return we are excited to have started our fruit tree donations again, starting with the West End Water Board who have received breadfruit, avocado, soursop, lemon, Jamaican apples, papaya, and mamon trees. Our goal for the remaining months of the year is to donate 1000 fruit trees to communities throughout the island. A big thanks to everyone who has made this happen, Karen Leahy, Salomé Fleming, Antonio Luks, everyone who has brought our Support Roatan T-shirts and supported our raffles earlier in the year which were made possible by the donations from Bananarama Resort, Island Pearl Beach Resort, Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort, Grand Roatan […]
April 5, 2021

Why Everyone Should Support Tree Planting

It’s an indisputable fact the trees are important! Since our survival depends on trees, its value can’t be overstated. The simple process of converting carbon dioxide into oxygen is critical to the continuation of the human species and animals alike. This also helps to combat global warming. Trees are known to reduce wind speeds and lower the temperature of air because they tend to lose water and return heat upwards from leaves.  Trees are also able to lower city temperatures by approximately up to 7 °C.  They are important to those in the Caribbean region. After all, they render the […]
February 18, 2021

Caribbean Tree Planting Organizations

The Importance of Tree Planting Organizations Human beings need trees to survive. Not just human beings, but animals and the environment. Without trees, it is safe to say that our lives would be unrecognizable. Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which is critical to the survival of the human species and animals alike. Trees also help to combat global warming. So if trees are so important, then it follows that people who protect trees are also important. It is safe to say that tree planting organizations are key to our survival as well. There are many tree-planting organizations globally, but […]
February 18, 2021

Plant 50,000 Trees in the Bay Islands

**WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PLANT 50,000 TREES IN THE BAY ISLANDS** We are excited to launch the Bay Islands Tree Planting Project in conjunction with local community groups. The goal for 2021 is to plant 50,000 trees in the Bay Islands and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this happen. You can get involved by donating to one of the partner groups or by simply planting a tree and submitting your contribution through our website:http://bayislandstreeplanting.com/ We thank you for your support and please share and like the post so we can get as many people involved as possible.
February 7, 2021

Tree Donations in Roatan

Another great day Friday with the Apicultores of Corozal and the local community. We were able to donate 58 fruit trees which included breadfruit, guavas, avocados, lemons, and platano trees. Thanks to everyone for continuing to purchasing our #supportroatan t-shirts to help us raise funds. If you haven’t purchased a t-shirt, buy online at: https://wildroatan.com/collections/usa-canada-tshirts-support-roatanOr find them at the Roatan Local Market Events or Lawson Rock Deli in Sandy Bay.  Remember to join our Roatan Tree Planting group online to follow our activities:https://www.facebook.com/groups/bayislandstreeplanting To find out more about our Green Communities project visit:  https://supportroatan.com/conservation/
February 1, 2021

Support Roatan News – 2021 #1

We would like to thank everyone for their support of #supportroatan. It has been a difficult year for us all but seeing the support and interest in our public awareness, micro-business, and conservation projects has been positive. As we start 2021 we would like to share more information on our projects and how you can assist us.
January 9, 2021

Looking for a Tree Planting Youth Ambassador for Roatan

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb Youth in Action: Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance Tree Planting Ambassador Programme Launch with 10 Countries Time for action! Encouraging climate action and environmental awareness among younger Caribbean citizens is the goal of the Tree Planting Ambassadors, who will formally launch their program on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The young Ambassadors will stream the launch, including the simultaneous planting of trees in ten Caribbean countries, live on the Facebook page of the Caribbean Tree Planting Project (CTPP) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. […]
December 29, 2020

Support Roatan 2020

We would like to thank everyone for their support of #supportroatan. It has been a difficult year for us all but seeing the support and interest in our public awareness, micro-business and conservation projects has made it some what easier.  Thanks to everyone who purchase our #supportroatan t-shirts and products and with your support we have been able to donate almost $9000. to local charities for food drives, hurricane relief and community fruit tree planting.  We are excited to see what 2021 holds for #supportroatan, below you will find a summary of our activities for 2020, more information can be […]
December 21, 2020

Breadfruit in Roatan

Did you know a breadfruit tree can produce up to 200 fruits per year and can help feed a family for up to 50 years? Breadfruit has been branded a true superfood: gluten-free, high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fat, loaded with omegas, antioxidants. folate, fiber, and phytonutrients. Breadfruit can be baked, steamed, fried, dried, and made into flour. The global health and wellness market will be worth an estimated $6 trillion dollars by 2025. The humble breadfruit has been labeled a product to watch. And yes you can find and grow breadfruit right here in Roatan, time to […]
December 9, 2020

Support Local Roatan Businesses

Over the past months, it has been great to see so many people get creative and develop micro-businesses producing or making products on the island. Many of these micro-businesses started from an idea or passion and developed by selling products to family and friends, onto selling to the community and hopefully continue to develop into businesses which help keep money locally, generate employment, sell wholesale or open retail stores, develop a local food and product industry to assist in tourism growth and maybe one day, one day even export products off the island. It’s quite a potential journey many local […]
November 23, 2020

Support Roatan partners with the Caribbean Tree Planting Project

The Support Roatan Green Communities project is excited to announce that we have joined the Caribbean Tree Planting Project as the Bay Islands lead partner. The project aims to plant 1 million trees in the Caribbean while engaging local communities and partner organizations in climate change action. In 2021 our Green Communities plans include working with local organizations on tree planting and recording projects, donating food-producing fruit trees and gardening kits to local families, promoting a youth ambassador program, and assisting on a major event across the Caribbean on World Environment Day on June 5th, 2021.  Learn more about the Caribbean Tree Planting […]
September 21, 2020

Support Roatan expands its partnership with Wild Roatan.

It has been quite a challenging year for everyone in Roatan and around the world. We have all faced unforeseen difficulties and have had to adapt personally, with work, business and even community projects have been forced to reassess their plans and adapt to the new circumstances. Wild Roatan was started late 2019 as a community conservation group with a commercial product component, during late 2019 to early 2020 the environmental awareness campaign took off, gaining momentum and reaching 13,000+ followers on social media in just months, TV ads were launched and they began planning projects with local NGOs for […]
May 19, 2020

Support Roatan News

We would like to thank everyone for the support over the past few weeks, it has been exciting to see the Support Roatan campaign grow. One of the main components of our campaign is “Buy Local” which aims to raise awareness on the importance of supporting local businesses and locally made products or services. By spending locally we can all help develop and maintain a more sustainable diverse local economy while creating local jobs. To assist with this campaign we have created a Buy Local / Support Roatan Facebook Group where people can post and buy locally made, grown, and […]
April 17, 2020

1000 Likes – Support Roatan

A big thanks to everyone for following and supporting us. Great to see everyone using the #supportroatan hashtag and also thanks to the organizations who have offered to partner and work with us, together we can always do more. Our first promo video was a great success with over 10K of views per day for the past week if you have not seen it check it out online “Dont Cancel / Postpone, Roatan Awaits”. https://www.facebook.com/supportroatan/videos/2640132872910985/ T-shirt sales have been going well, we will have our first donation for food drives ready this week. If you are in the USA or […]
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