Protecting forests and trees

Our areas of focus

Supporting associations

In forests and in rural and urban environments alike, trees play an integral role in the equilibrium of our planet — especially when it comes to climate regulation and conserving biodiversity. And yet more than 13 million hectares of forests disappear from our planet every year, mainly in areas of tropical rainforest. France is no different: trees and hedges bordering fields are being cut back at a rate of 11,500 km a year.

Since urgent action is needed, the MDM Foundation is committed to protecting our trees and forests all over the world. With our assistance and financial support, associations are on the ground setting up protection, conservation and recovery programmes, aimed at and led by local populations. We are proud to have supported 37 projects in 14 countries since late 2015. 

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Promoting environmental awareness

Around the world, men and women are on the ground taking action to protect trees and forests. Awareness and initiative on the part of every citizen are needed now to support their actions.

To increase individual and collective involvement, the MDM Foundation has set up programmes to promote environmental awareness and a reconnection with nature. We can all get involved by joining the “Aux arbres!” programme or by rounding up our payments to support an association funded by the Maisons du Monde “ARRONDI en caisse” campaign. Since 2017, over 1.5 million euros have been raised for these associations with the help of micro-donations from the company’s customers!

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