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Son continues late father's life's work to reforest earth with Waterboxx

By: André Oerlemans
With its intelligent, inverted bucket, the Waterboxx, Groasis planted 300 kilometers of trees in Kuwait. A green wall against the advancing desert. Thanks to the Waterboxx, farmers in Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia can once again grow vegetables in places where it never rains. And the barren, dried-out Canary Islands makes Groasis green again with a few 100,000 trees. On September 5, Groasis received the Sustainable Tuesday award.

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The Dutch company and its partners have now planted 2 million trees in 55 countries. The ultimate goal: plant a trillion trees and reforest and plant about 2 billion hectares of desert, rock and other dry areas on Earth with crops. This provides jobs, food, restores ecosystems and reverses climate change. Groasis wants to stop the advancing desert and make the soil fertile again.

Life's work
The company was founded by Pieter Hoff, who passed away in April 2021. A former Brabant horticulturist who, while traveling abroad for his lily company, saw how forests were being cut down en masse, agricultural areas were drying out and deserts were advancing everywhere. His son Wout Hoff took over at the end of last year. “I continue the mission. My father's life's work must not be lost. This is his legacy,” he says. So he quit his well-paid job at the British chemical company Ineos and became CEO at Groasis. A full-time job, for which he travels all over the world. Free, because the company is not yet profitable. “So I can't pay myself a salary. Fortunately, I have savings and my wife has a good job. Because this is so much more satisfying than my previous jobs,” he says.
Sustainable Tuesday
During Sustainable Tuesday, Wout Hoff gave a pitch in which he argued that the Dutch government must deploy a much more effective, faster and cheaper solution as part of the Climate Agreement. By restoring degraded land the size of 2.5 times the size of the Netherlands with Groasis technology (also called the Treesolution), the Netherlands can be 100 percent CO2 neutral as early as 2035 - for less than half the cost of the current Climate Agreement. Groasis will hold discussions with the Dutch government in the coming months to further present the idea.

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Thanks everyone for your kind words - they inspire me to continue our journey to help restore 2 billion hectares of degraded land by planting trees, bushes and shrubs with our intelligent buckets; the reusable Waterboxx plant cocoon and the biodegradable Growboxx plant cocoon. If you have any questions - let me know! Warm regards, Wout Hoff (Groasis)

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  • Lenka Valachová

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    Žehnám Vám a všem omladinám, a stromúm, a rostlinám. Je to cesta k přirozené flóře, na mnoha místech vytvořit biotopové jámy k zadržování vody a srážecí plachty pro záchyt mlhy. Jde o zavlažování.❤️✍🏿🌞

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    • Monika Simon

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      It is truly brilliant!

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      • Patrick Kiash

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        Very Inspiring, and encouraging. Thank you for continuing your father's vision and legacy! Your devotion and your work will heal the world in one way or the other.

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        • Kaitlin Nichole Arnold

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          Thank you

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          • Kaitlin Nichole Arnold

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            I love coming back to gain more n more knowledge!

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            • Johannes Luiga

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              Really great!

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              • Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology

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                Thanks everyone for your kind words - they inspire me to continue our journey to help restore 2 billion hectares of degraded land by planting trees, bushes and shrubs with our intelligent buckets; the reusable Waterboxx plant cocoon and the biodegradable Growboxx plant cocoon. If you have any questions - let me know! Warm regards, Wout Hoff (Groasis)

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              • We Don't Have Time

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                • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                  Congratulations. Groasis' Waterboxx technology and their mission to reforest the Earth with millions of trees is an inspiring example of how innovative solutions can combat climate change and restore ecosystems. Their dedication to planting trees in arid regions, providing jobs, and making the soil fertile again is not only commendable but essential in the fight against desertification and climate change

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                  • Sarah Chabane

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                    Pretty cool innovation to regreen our deserted areas!

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                    • Ajema Lydiah

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                      we need such generations to help end climate crisis

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        Congratulations, he deserves it 🎊🎊

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                        • CHRIS NGATIA

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                          He deserves it ... Kudos!!

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                          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                            Congratulations for a well done job

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                            • Hilda Wangui

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                              He deserves the award kudos !! for the nature love you have displayed

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                              • Tabitha Kimani

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                                Congratulations The award is well deserved. The world needs such devoted people to restore the climate

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