Sahara Roots Foundation

A grassroots approach to reduce desertification in the Moroccan Sahara

Our Main Goals

To help preserve the Moroccan Sahara and help provide a better environment for the people living there.

Fighting Desertification Fighting Desertification

Combating Desertification: a combination of Nettoyage, Education and Tree-planting During my first trips to Morocco since 2002 I was enchanted by the beauty of nature, the friendliness of the people and the purity of the culture, especially in the area at the edge of the Sahara Desert south of Ouarzazate around the village of M’hamid […]

Tree Planting Tree Planting

Tree planting in combination with the Permaculture system and Groasis Waterboxx’s. Why plant trees? Trees help combat climate change and desertification. They absorb excess and harmful CO2. Trees help us breathe clean air and absorb odours and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability […]

Desert Cleanup Desert Cleanup

Nettoyage: The Sahara is sadly becoming polluted. This puts the fragile balance of the ecosystem of the Sahara in danger and as well as the oasis villages around the edge of the Sahara. During one of my first hiking trips in the desert area around M’hamid I saw a strange bird flying through the air. […]

Journal Posts

11 August

An “Inspirational Journey ” in the Sahara included tree-planting by students from Essence College in the Netherlands. February 2017.

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For years Sahara Roots has been supported by Essence College: and during this journey we would also plant trees together. It was now time to give something back to Mother Earth and to keep the promise we had made in the Netherlands: to plant trees for all the new students of Essence College in 2016 […]

5 August

Sahara-Roots News Update July 2017

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Sahara-Roots News Update July 2017

June 2017: Sahara Roots is proud to be chosen as one of the Groasis Projects to which you can donate!! We would like to thank the Groasis Team for believing in us!! Help fight climate change by PLANTING TREES and help GREEN our beautiful planet! But we have more news for you so please continue: […]

28 December

Green Gateway to Sahara

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Green Gateway to Sahara

Between 28 – 30 October 2016 The “Green Gateway to the Sahara” tree planting activity took place during the Taragalte Festival and so our local partner and director of the Taragalte Festival as well as President of the local Foundation L’Association Zaila, Halim Sbaï, had asked us to come a little earlier to do the tree-planting event. […]

How can you help?

  • Donate a tree for the Sahara

    Help us continue our work by letting us plant a tree in the Sahara for you“!
    In this way you contribute in:
    – helping to keep our planet green!
    – helping to stop desertification!
    – helping to educate children in the ways of sustainability
    – helping to end migration to the already full cities

    - Donate a tree for the Sahara
  • It’s about meaningful communication

    Buy our booklet ” Me and my Sahara” for 10 EURO!!
    These booklets are used by the Sahara-Roots Foundation as a tool to help educate young children in the Sahara area of Southern Morocco. The proceeds from the sale of the booklet will help to provide funds for the different educational projects of the Sahara-Roots Foundation.  Available in the following languages: Dutch/Arabic, English/Arabic & French /Arabic.

    - It’s about meaningful communication
  • Spreading the word about our work

    We love to give presentations about our work. Whether it be in the local schools or during festivals in Morocco or spreading the word in The Netherlands during meetings with different clubs such as the Rotary. This creates the possibility of fundraising by then receiving donations, selling “trees” or by selling our booklet “Me and my Sahara”.

    Please feel free to contact us for more information on our presentations! 

    - Spreading the word about our work