Tree Media Foundation assisted Floating World Pictures in the completion of this film project. Father Joseph established Haiti’s largest micro-credit bank for the poor (Fonkoze), which has given literacy training and financial opportunity to hundreds of thousands of peasant women and their families. He also founded a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, and a radio station; he has built dozens of homes, and he created the University of Fondwa, Haiti’s first rural college. Almost all of Father Joseph’s 25 years of work was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he is rebuilding with an inspiring humour and determination.
Farms in Schools
Across the nation, schools cover large areas of land that are often covered in asphalt. This asphalt-covered land offers up a valuable opportunity to turn it into organic, food-producing land while also creating healthy, outdoor classrooms. Currently, school budgets nationwide do not provide for this activity, so we are taking the lead. Tree Media Foundation partnered with The Green Schoolhouse, a Los Angeles-based school garden consulting and design build company, to create a pilot program to build school farms. We are calling these farms, “Field of Dreams”.
Green World Rising Series
Series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis. Brought to you by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Tree Media Foundation. The series is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, presented by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio, Earl Katz and Roee Sharon Peled, and produced by Mathew Schmid.
No Child Left Indoors
Tree Media created a series of stories based on the Thornton Burgess series Mother West Wind to benefit outdoor environmental education programs meant to inspire children to explore the outdoors. These kinds of programs are often called "No Child Left Indoors."
Tree Media Foundation supports the programs of the Thornton Burgess Society in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.