We are a French-Colombian team of professionals in different areas, with different profiles and experiences in the associative and business world in Colombia and abroad.
We all share the same values and the same desire to act for the protection of Nature, work together with communities and help raise awareness of the importance of Forests and Biodiversity.
The Impulso Verde strategic committee brings together experts on technical, scientific and ethical issues related to the foundation’s different areas of intervention and its operation.
Particularly, we seek counsel when important decisions or commitments must be made
The purpose of the committee is to guide and influence strategic decisions for the foundation, in terms of positioning and actions against topics such as carbon compensation, the design and development of new projects, collaboration with our community partners and our sponsors, and the messages we want to promote.
Indigenous and peasant associations, members of the Impulso Verde’s nursery network, for the production and distribution of native forest species.
Our allies and sponsors
Up2green Reforestation is a French association dedicated to the financing and supervision, on behalf of its own sponsors, of community reforestation programs developed and carried out by other organizations such as the Impulso Verde Colombia Foundation.
We thank the sponsors of Up2green Reforestation who chose to support our reforestation program in the Andes with the Pastos communities:
The Florin family directly supports NGOs that develop projects with significant social and environmental impacts. In particular, they have chosen to support the Impulso Verde projects in Colombia with the Pasto indigenous communities.
We work closely with SENA of Ipiales. SENA trained all the partner associations of Impulso Verde in the Department of Nariño for the production of plants and trees in nurseries. In 2020, Impulso Verde officially applied to SENA for new training dedicated to beekeeping for communities.
Impulso Verde and the National Open and Distance University (UNAD) signed an interinstitutional framework cooperation agreement with the aim of developing academic, research and rural development actions. This convention will strengthen actions to support sustainable systems, silvopastoral systems, reforestation, community agroforestry, restoration and human development throughout the national territory, starting with projects in the Nariño department.
Impulso Verde and the Autonomous University Corporation of Nariño (AUNAR), signed a framework agreement of interinstitutional cooperation with the aim of developing academic, research and rural development actions. This agreement will empower communities especially in the domain of the management of their productive units such as community nurseries.
The Ecocert certification group developed 10 years ago the label “Solidarity Reforestation” that verifies plantations and evaluates the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of the program, including the assessment of the amount of carbon potentially stored by the trees (valuation possible with respect to the carbon footprint of the sponsoring company).
Our reforestation program in the Andes was certified in 2019 and got an excellent grade and appreciation: “Overall, plantations have shown more than 90% survival. The overall assessment of the quality of the project and the plantation can be described as very satisfactory”