Our projects focus on environmental education, human development and consciousness.
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 has 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
Green World Rising is a series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis. All the films of Green World Rising are for global distribution, free to the public and hold a Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International. Green World Rising is 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. All four films are now live and they are: Carbon, Last Hours, and Green World Rising and Restoration.
Tree Media is creating 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 will support the programs of the Thornton Burgess Society in Cape Cod, Massachussettes.
Tree Media Foundation is assisting Floating World Pictures in the completion of their film project, Father Joseph. 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 humor and determination.