EarthX is partnering with Trees for the Future, a Maryland-based nonprofit that is committed to ending hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. They aim to empower rural communities around the globe to take action and protect the environment.

As part of that effort, Tree for the Future focuses on seed distribution, agroforestry training, and technical assistance in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania.

This year with the help of EarthX, Trees for the Future will plant 27,000 trees around the world. EarthX attendees helped plant 5,000 trees by buying EarthxGlobalGala tickets and an additional 22,000 trees by completing a scavenger hunt.