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Causes: Education, Environment, Forest Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Recycling

Mission:

Our organization is dedicated to the protection and sustainability of the Mediterranean cork forests and the families, who for generations have farmed these forests.

Cork ReHarvest is the leading national recycling organization focused on recycling natural cork and educating the public about the vital importance that the Mediterranean cork forests have to the world''s ecological balance.

Cork ReHarvest partners with businesses, communities and governments to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices.

We believe that teaching and promoting sustainability is the best way to systematically approach and solve the many complex environmental challenges facing society today.

Target demographics: Preserve and protect the cork forests

Direct beneficiaries per year: Recycle over 80 tons of natural cork, (aprox.17 million corks)

Geographic areas served: Mediterranean Basin, North America, U.K

Programs: Cork ReHarvest is a global, natural cork recycling program. Our goal is to remove some of the 13 billion natural wine corks from landfills and to recycle them. All of the cork we recieve is collected and transported with no carbon increase to the cork and all of the cork is recycled in North America.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jennifer425

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love what they do to support the cork industry in the US and Portugal. Sustainable resources remain alive and useful with organizations such as this.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cork - a renewable resource, a better choice for the environment, and has many uses. It's more than just a bottle stopper, although it does a very good job at that.

Jordana W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited the cork forests of Spain with the CFCA this past summer. It was an incredible experience led by extremely passionate guides. I am now very cork conscious and only purchase wine sealed with natural cork.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Often, consumers don't realize the overall impact of how a small purchase can make a big difference in the life of the planet. For example, a bottle of wine closed with a natural cork is a better choice for the planet than one sealed with an aluminum screwcap or plastic plug. Every purchase matters and the CFCA illustrates this idea brilliantly.

Ana_22

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cork Forest dedication to cork oak forest conservation is amazing. The impact by promoting a sustainable life and preserving the ecosystem surrounding the cork forests is of the most importance.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cork Forest Conservation Alliance performs a crucial role for the cork oak forest conservation.
They give an outstanding contribution to the promotion of the cork oak forest. Their enthusiasm is inspiring!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cork Forest Conservation is crucial for a sustainable development! Keep going!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cork ReHarvest is a great non-profit that exemplifies the spirit and drive I wish all non-profits had. It's a worthy cause and one that not many are aware of. After one encounter with Cork ReHarvest I changed my habits when it comes to corks.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks from Spain to Cork Forest Conservation Alliance.
Your non-profit labour promotes multiple and related environmental benefits than can be sustained by a traditional and technologically advanced industry in the mediterranean countries ( than provides solutions and benefits mainly to the wine industry and its consumers)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cork ReHarvest is a great organization. Keep it going !

Adrián T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I knew Cork Reharvest two years ago when his manager visited us here in Spain. I live in a small village which focuses its life on using the resources that we can pick up from Cork Forest, specially the cork. I was surprised how this NPO is worried with our problems, despite they are so far from here, and what big effort they are doing in order to show our places and nature.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first learned about the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance and Cork ReHarvest at a Wine Grape Growers Meeting. The presentation was interesting, enlightening, and very appropriate for a group growing grapes and making/selling wine. It dispelled many myths about "better" closures for wine bottles. It was so interesting, I thought it would be worthwhile for the members of my Rotary Club to also hear it. I was surprised at how many club members also found the presentation extremely interesting and educational. If you want to learn more about the world's second largest ecosystem and you can help preserve it, I highly recommend a visit to the website - http://www.corkforest.org

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is performing a very enviable task and bringing to light a topic that is overdue for discussion. I am very pleased that they exist and fully support their initiatives.

TheGrowingVine

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We found out about this recycling effort after we were contacted by our local Whole Foods and asked to spread the word. This is a very admirable project, particularly in its focus on saving these important bio-diverse forests.

We have posted about this to our readers and will continue to reach out to educate and inform as we connect with a lot of wine lovers through The Growing Vine, a project to promote New England vineyards and agriculture.

Thank you Cork Forest Conservation Alliance!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were challenged by the general manager of our hotel to come up with green initiaves. Our engineering dept had managed to get a check from the Nevada Water ppl for over $40 K by remodeling all the landscaping. It took me a while, but I love wine and researched cork recyling and found cork reharvest to be the right group and the perfect fit for Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace. All 8 Harrahs properties now partake in this program and use While Foods, one of the partners as a drop zone for the corks.