Meet the “Forest Maker”: Offering Hope for a Planet in Crisis

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Join us in Sydney on October 3rd for a free inspiring talk and Q&A with Tony Rinaudo, the “Forest Maker.”


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 
Tuesday 3rd Oct 2023 @ 8:30 pm


Epping Church of Christ, 31 Bridge Street, Epping, NSW 2121

Tony Rinaudo is known as the “Forest Maker.”

Why? In his 17 years in Niger, he discovered and pioneered an embarrassingly simple and affordable method of regreening land by reviving damaged trees instead of planting new ones.

This technique is called Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, or FMNR. The global FMNR movement is offering the world real, tangible hope for the planet.

The method has, from small beginnings, already regreened more than 18 million hectares in 27 countries, reduced our carbon footprint and transformed millions of lives and livelihoods.

Now, Tony’s story is taking the world stage. His powerful autobiography The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis was named 2022 Australian Christian Book of the Year, and his story was the basis for the documentary The Forest Maker, produced by German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff.

Tony is now the Principal Climate Action Advisor for World Vision Australia, and a fellow of ISCAST–Christianity & Science in Conversation.

Join us on October 3rd for an inspiring talk and Q&A with the “Forest Maker.”