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The Faber Halbertsma Group Fund

The Faber Halbertsma Group Fund is an important new instrument in our aim to contribute to a cleaner, greener environment and a more sustainable, circular economy.

First Projects

In 2018, the Faber Halbertsma Group Fund selected its first projects, such as a memorial wood in Sint Maartenszee, Noord-Holland and the Tiny Forest initiative that aims to plant small, children-friendly, educational forests in intensely urbanised areas. All in all, the Faber Halbertsma Group Fund donated €50.000 in 2018. For 2019, the Fund has allocated €100.000.

Memorial Forest at Het Wildrijk

Het Wildrijk is a small, but very special forest area in Sint Maartenszee in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland. Faber Halbertsma Fund contributed to the recent revitalisation of the forest and the realisation of a new area: the Forest of Embracement. Here, people can plant memorial trees, in memory of children who have passed away.

Part of the revitalisation effort is an information sign that is placed at the entrance of the Wildrijk forest.

Baarnsche Bomen Trust

From tree to valuable reminder: by reusing local sustainable timber to tables, benches and smaller utensils and cutting boards and bowls for example, the foundation Baarnsche Trees aims to provide practical examples to municipalities on how to process sustainable and locally harvested timber.

What is special about this project is that this is an initiative of citizens who want to initiate a sustainable change.

The Future

Being an internationally oriented company, Faber Halbertsma Group hopes to bring the cooperation with the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund to other parts of Europe. Not surprisingly, timber and wood will be a recurring theme in the projects that the Fund will support. Increasing the sustainability of forestry, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, stimulating diversity and improving nature values are among the primary objectives.

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