Fundacion para la Juventud el Ambiente y los Deportes

YFSE’s collaboration with the Costa Rican community began on October 27, 1993, through an alliance with the now-defunct National Youth Movement. However, faced with the threat of a potential desert in Central America due to indiscriminate deforestation and recognizing that forests are vital for the planet’s biological diversity, YFSE embarked on the task of researching a solution, giving rise to the program Podemos ser Heroes PSH®.

YFSE is committed to providing educational, environmental, and sports opportunities to empower future generations. With programs designed to enhance the quality of life for young people, protect the natural environment, and promote an active lifestyle through sports, the YFSE Foundation works tirelessly to build a more sustainable and healthy future for all. Thanks to its 501(c)(3) status, the foundation can receive tax-deductible donations and collaborate with various entities to expand its impact and reach in the fight against inequality and social exclusion.
 
 
 
 
 

YFSE Programs

YFSE offers a wide range of programs designed to address various environmental and social issues. From reforestation initiatives to biodiversity conservation projects, each YFSE program is carefully crafted to generate a positive impact on the environment and local communities. Through environmental education, community engagement, and innovation, these programs aim to inspire and empower individuals to become agents of change in the fight for a more sustainable future. With a focus on direct action and tangible results, YFSE programs are actively transforming our world towards a path of greater balance and harmony with nature.

From reforestation initiatives to ecosystem restoration projects, each YFSE program is designed to make a positive impact on the health of the planet and the resilience of local communities in the face of environmental challenges. Through environmental education, promotion of sustainable practices, and collaboration with key stakeholders, YFSE works tirelessly to inspire and empower individuals to take action in protecting our natural environment and creating a more sustainable future.

At the heart of our earthly existence lies an invaluable treasure: trees. They are pillars of life, custodians of biodiversity, and allies in the fight against climate change. Conserving trees is not just a necessity; it is a commitment to our own future. At the YFSE Foundation, we are passionately dedicated to preserving these natural treasures, knowing that each protected tree is a step towards a more prosperous and sustainable tomorrow. Join us in this noble cause.

Why do we need to plant trees?

Planting trees is a crucial action for mitigating climate change and preserving the environment. One of the key challenges we face is the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which is responsible for global warming and its devastating effects. Let me explain why tree planting is vital for our planet:

Trees are experts at absorbing CO2 during photosynthesis, thereby reducing the concentration of this greenhouse gas responsible for the greenhouse effect and climate change.

Through photosynthesis, trees generate oxygen, a vital element for the respiration of humans, animals, and other organisms.

Forests serve as natural habitats for a wide variety of animal and plant species. By planting trees, we contribute to biodiversity preservation and the protection of vulnerable ecosystems.

Forests play a crucial role in regulating both local and global climates. They help mitigate extreme temperatures, control soil erosion, and maintain water balance in nature.

Trees filter pollutants from the air and water, enhancing the quality of these vital resources for life.

Tree planting also provides renewable and sustainable resources, such as wood, fruits, fibers, and natural medicines, benefiting both local communities and the environment.

Tree planting represents an invaluable investment for the present and future of our planet. Each planted tree is a step toward a healthier, balanced, and sustainable environment for generations to come.

Benefits of Planting Trees

Benefit 1
IN LARGE MASSES, TREES MANAGE TO REDUCE THE
NOISE
Benefit 2
TREES FILTER DUST PARTICLES AND OTHERS POLLUTANS FROM THE AIR.
Benefit 3
TREES RELEASE VAPOR THAT COOLS AND HUMIDIFIES THE AIR 
Benefit 4
TREES CAPTURE ATMOSPHERIC C02 AND CONVERTE IT INTO OXYGEN
Benefit 5
THEY FUNCTION LIKE SMALL ECOSYSTEMS WHERE ANIMALS AND INSECTS THAT INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER
Benefit 6
TREES INTERVENE IN THE WATER CYCLE. RETURNING WATER TO THE ATMOSPHERE THROUGH EVAPORATION
 
Benefit 7
TREES INTERVENE IN THE WATER CYCLE. RETURNING WATER TO THE ATMOSPHERE THROUGH EVAPORATION
Benefit 8
FOR EVERY TREE YOU PLANT, YOU GUARANTEE WATER FOR 3
PEOPLE

The world is full of Heroes for the Environment

In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes numerous projects for the conservation of local ape populations, as well as others related to food security, environmental education, and recycling.







Jane Goodall
She was born in 1907 and dedicated her life to marine biology. She published the bestseller 'Silent Spring,' in which she warned about the dangers of insecticide use. Thanks to this work, she later helped create the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the use of pesticides like DDT would be banned. Rachel is considered to have helped create global awareness about the effects of human action on the environment with chemicals..

Rachel Carson
The Kenyan activist and biologist promoted the famous 'Green Belt Movement,' a project through which thousands of trees were planted in the country, earning her the nickname 'Tree Woman'. Her relentless work in defense of sustainable development and respect earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.





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Wangari Maathai
In 1978, Lois Gibbs discovered that her children's school, where many students were suffering from various illnesses, was built on a toxic waste dump. She made this discovery by studying reports on chemical waste in her neighborhood. It was then that she decided to organize and lead a series of mobilizations and protests, resulting in the evacuation of around 800 families from the neighborhood..


Lois Gibbs
Vandana Shiva is one of the most famous figures in ecofeminism. Despite earning her doctorate in quantum physics, she dedicated her life to ecological agriculture, protecting biodiversity, promoting engagement with the environmental cause, and opposing the food industry and genetically modified foods..




Vandana Shiva
She is considered one of the pioneers, as during her time, few people were interested in insects, especially women. Maria Sibylla Merian combined nature and art, two of her passions, to create illustrations based on her scientific observations. She made significant advances in the study of insect metamorphosis and discovered nine species of butterflies and two species of beetles. .


Maria Silbylla Merian

 

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