2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Co-founder at Whole Forest

Whole Forest is a mission driven forestry enterprise that is remaking the value chain for tropical forests.  Whole Forest works to reverse deforestation by building robust local economies in communities on the agricultural frontier based on the long term management of the forest.  This new economy displaces the drivers of forest conversion for agriculture.  We think of this new value chain as a movement and a campaign to give socially and environmentally conscious conummers a mechanism which allows their product purchases to directly contribute to stopping tropical deforestation, carbon emissions, and biodiversity loss. Whole Forest is an activist brand that sells an emotional connection to nature and conservation, which is reveled through our beautiful wood products.   www.wholeforest.com


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Garrett is a practitioner of market-based conservation with 15 years of experience in Latin America as a social and business entrepreneur, working in tropical forestry, conservation, and economic development. Garrett is co-founder and general manager of Whole Forest, where he has led the growth of this social enterprise from a community project to become a globally unique and scalable conservation-business model. This year, Garrett succeeded in creating the framework to get Whole Forest registered as Ecuador’s first private initiative to be included as part of the country’s UN REDD+ Action Plan to reduce deforestation. Previously, Garrett managed several carbon sequestration projects for Conservation International and has worked as a forestry consultant for a number of organizations including the U.S. Forest Service. In 2016, Garrett was selected as one of Latin America’s top 10 social entrepreneurs by New Ventures for his work with Whole Forest.