One Bottle, One Tree, One life

EVO3 is focused on more than just producing innovative Greek foods and planting trees. We want to help change lives. Not only does reforestation revitalize dry arid soil and provide a substantial oxygen supply, but it directly benefits locals living in the area through permanent and seasonal employment. We have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects, a not-for-profit organization, to ensure that evo3 truly has an expansive footprint. We have also partnered with the Women’s Cooperative of Parakila on Lesvos, to support the empowerment of women in this local village.  This is the essence of our unique cause coupled with our unique food products.

for every product you buy, one tree is planted in a deforested area.

 

15,169 Trees planted since october 2013

Eden reforestation projects

Eden Reforestation Projects is an organization that stays true to its word: by helping people from planting trees.  It was founded in 2005 and identified deforestation as the root to many social and environmental problems.   Crops were diminishing, the climate was changing and livelihoods were being destroyed.   From one reforestation nursery and an idea to help the climate, Eden was born.

Now, it has helped countless lives by creating employment, planted millions of trees and their aim is to keep going to reach milestone of planting BILLIONS of trees.

We are proud to work with a grass-roots organization like Eden, and a fruitful cooperation will help get more people involved in planting trees, saving forests and giving people for a better life by creating work.

Women’s Coop of parakila

In 2001, 11 young women, with a respect of the past and tradition, formed the coop to give women in the small village an outlet to be creative in  the kitchen while trying to financially empower themselves.  They created traditional Greek “sweets of the spoon” from local fruits, herbs, spices and expanded over the years to create a wonderful array of local tastes.  They have also started to give workshops to tourists as well as any locals who want to learn more about traditional Greek cooking.

evo3’s sweet olive jam, an original and unique recipe, was tweaked with the women’s cooperative and is exclusively produced there.  All ingredients are found locally and prepared by the very women who have established the coop, as well as new members.  We are proud to be able to support a cooperative like this one, and with every jam you buy, you are not only planting a tree, but also giving back to this local village and helping mentally and financially empower these women.

American Association of cancer research

The AACR is the world’s first and largest cancer research organization, dedicated to preventing and curing cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated funds lifesaving cancer research. The AACR administers grants to scientists across the world to fund meritorious research to propel progress against cancer.  By accelerating the growth and spread of new knowledge about cancer, the AACR is on the front lines of the quest for prevention and cure.

The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

Prevention is also an important part of what AACR is promoting as well as researching. It is said that we prevent more than half the cancers that occur in the United States today by applying knowledge we already have, according to researchers. Obesity, poor diet, and lack of exercise account for almost one-third of cancer fatalities in the United States, so healthy behavior will lessen our risk.  Therefore, nutrition and our lifestyle is an important part of trying to prevent cancer from developing.

We are extremely proud to join forces and partner with the American Association for Cancer Research in their fight against cancer by donating proceeds from each bottle sold.  Extra virgin olive oil is a pillar of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown from Ancient Greece to the modern times to have positive effects on our health. As the AACR is committed to cancer prevention through healthy behaviors this is a special partnership. 

If you would like to donate directly to the AACR, please click here.