Restoring tropical forests

one football pitch at a time

  • You turn this

  • Into this

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Aggregated Achievements

(Y)OUR Impact


Pitches restored


Goals scored


Donations raised

Where we are restoring forests

Starting soon
Under restoration

Our mission

Global forests are disappearing. Every minute an area of forest equivalent to 17 football pitches is lost. That is around 1,500 pitches of destruction in the duration of a single football match.

Football for Forests (F4F) is helping turn this trend around: with the help of the global football community and the enthusiasm of football fans, we restore tropical forests, pitch by pitch.

How F4F works

F4F hosts the global Forest Restoration League in which fans compete for their clubs to restore the most forest. The Restoration League allows football fans, the football clubs they support, and corporate sponsors to compete in restoring areas of forest. Select the football team you love, commit a cash amount for each goal your team scores, and as the goals fly in, see how much you and your team are contributing to forest restoration. Fans compete throughout the duration of a football season, helping their club top the Forest Restoration Team.

Donations go to forest restoration projects in the Amazon region. These projects plant trees, engage local communities in restoration activities, and work with youth groups to turn them into guardians of forests.


  1. Download the beta app and select the football team you love
  2. Commit a cash amount for each goal your team scores
  3. Answer football trivia to boost your impact
  4. Follow how you and your team perform in the league table

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Each time your team scores, forests win!

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Forest and climate protection is a global task that requires the commitment of all of us! Football overcomes language barriers and borders easily - and unites people unity. The combination of climate protection and football fever through F4F provides the opportunity for all of us to get involved and engage! With F4F, companies can bring their climate and social responsibility to life and become part of a global movement.

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven

Member of the Management Board of GIZ GmbH

Both football and climate diplomacy depend on team spirit and joint commitment. As the Federal Foreign Office, we support the Football for Forests initiative and thereby want to combine enthusiasm for football with commitment to more climate protection and more reforestation of tropical forests.

Jennifer Morgan

Special Envoy for International Climate Action

I'm proud to be a Football for Forests Ambassador, supporting efforts to restore tropical forests, pitch by pitch!

Jill Gallard

UK Ambassador to Germany

Reversing the Amazon's Point of No Return is achieved when we move from words to deeds, from intention to action.

Julio Andres

Founder and Director, Amazonía Emprende-Escuela Bosque

Wir sind verantwortlich für das was wir tun und für das was wir unterlassen. Was wir heute tun, entscheidet darüber, wie die Welt morgen aussieht. Bei Football for Forest gibt es für jedes Tor deiner Mannschaft einen Baum. Werde Teil des Teams und beeinflusse den Ausbau der Wälder.

Tabea Kemme

German Footballer

It's an honour for me to be a Football for Forests ambassador and support this valuable initiative with the enthusiasm of my country, Colombia! Download the app where every goal scored by your favourite team, and your donations, result in concrete climate action to preserve our Amazon!

Yadir Salazar Meji

Colombian Ambassador to Germany