Congratulations, Beth! And thank you for joining us!

Beth is our North Island Global Tree Initiative (GTI) New Zealand coordinator and has been helping us around the Coromandel area. She has kindly taken the role of fundraising specialist for GTI.

Beth was born and raised in the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand, in a remote and off-grid community.
After spending eight years travelling in Europe, North and Central America, and the Pacific she was inspired to study ecology to learn how to restore ecosystems and create safe spaces for all beings to thrive.
After earning her degree in biological sciences in 2016, she worked for five years coordinating a community-led restoration project in the Coromandel. At the beginning of 2022 she was offered a job at Mahamudra Centre in Colville and this is where she discovered the Global Tree Initiative.

A very warm welcome to you Beth, we are very happy to have you again working with us and looking forward to new developments.

Beth shares “I really love the idea of building community through planting trees. There is something so special about taking action together in a positive way. And you can go back and see how they are growing and spend time there. And the birds and lizards and insects that come back as the forest matures. It’s inspiring!”

Apart from being an avid tree planter Beth, loves to spend time in and on the ocean, surfing, sailing and looking for treasure on the beach. She is also a musician and potter.

Thank you very much Beth for sharing your experiences and story with us, our very best wishes with your new role.


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