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Charity & The Environment - We Aim To Be Carbon Negative

Hypnotherapist Direct is regularly contributing to Azafady including Project Voly Hazo.

"Azafady wishes to extend thanks to Darren Marks and all those who have purchased his hypnosis recordings. With funds donated to Azafady from Hypnotherapist Direct we have been able to plant 100 trees in the south east of Madagascar helping to safeguard some of the most globally important forests on earth."

Mark D Jacobs, Managing Director of Azafady.

Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to offset your carbon footprint and become carbon neutral. Trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood, both of which are very useful for humans and other animals.

Each tree planted 'offsets' your environmental impact by 'breathing' in about 1 tonne of CO2 emissions over its lifetime of 100 years. It is estimated that the average person needs to save about 7,000 kg of CO2 per year. So planting just 7 trees each year is one strategy for achieving this.

Considering that the majority of the products sold on this website are hypnosis downloads which are virtually carbon neutral in themselves, through tree planting, we aim to make Hypnotherapist Direct carbon negative!

Project Voly Hazo

Project Voly Hazo, run by Azafady aims to counter deforestation and support long term conservation of the forest environments in SE Madagascar , which are unique in flora and fauna and are essential to the livelihoods of thousands of people. With the full participation of local communities the project will include: development and maintenance of locally-managed tree nurseries with a combined capacity of 70,000 saplings; planting of some 45,000 trees; the hosting of monthly community tree planting days; establishment and stocking of 80 hectares of new forest, to be managed by Azafady in collaboration with the local community and used by them. 

Azafady is a UK registered charity and Malagasy NGO working in partnership with disadvantaged communities to improve living standards and quality of life in positive coexistence with the fragile and unique local environment. Founded in 1994, the organisation works in 30 of the most impoverished villages on the globe and in the urban centre of Fort Dauphin , south east Madagascar , home to a population of some 300,000 people. Azafady works with local people to conserve threatened forests situated along 70 km of coastline, home to countless endemic and endangered species.
Azafady's aim is to help the poorest communities in Madagascar to empower themselves and develop in sustainable ways, increasing local access to health care and education. A core priority is to conserve the delicate ecosystems of Madagascar through facilitating viable alternatives to deforestation. Our programmes are at the frontline of global conservation and development work, with integrative and innovative projects which emphasise training, capacity building and education geared towards helping local people to help themselves

Local understanding of issues in conservation and the forest environment will be improved through the close involvement of communities in these activities and through environmental education workshops in local schools which will highlight the uniqueness and endangerment of local floral and faunal species. Environmental educators will work on a monthly basis with children and adults from impoverished communities in and around the regional centre of Fort Dauphin . Environmental education sessions will culminate in mass tree planting days involving entire communities, ultimately culminating in the planting of some 45,000 trees by the end of the first year of activity. 

Further information on Azafady and how to become directly involved can be found at www.madagascar.co.uk.

The following film introduces Azafady and their vounteer programme: 

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