Yi Jiefang stands in one of the first forests she planted in the deserts of the Kunlun Qi area of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO 'Greenlife' which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.
Yi Jiefang stands in one of the first forests she planted in the deserts of the Kunlun Qi area of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO ‘Greenlife’ which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.

Yi Jiefang stands in on of her tree planting areas in the deserts of the Kunlun Qi area of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO 'Greenlife' which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country
Yi Jiefang stands in on of her tree planting areas in the deserts of the Kunlun Qi area of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO ‘Greenlife’ which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country

A small tree grows out of the sand in a new tree-planting area planted by Yi Jiefang, the founder of Chinese NGO 'Greenlife' which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.
A small tree grows out of the sand in a new tree-planting area planted by Yi Jiefang, the founder of Chinese NGO ‘Greenlife’ which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.

Yi Jiefang walks across sand dunes in the deserts of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO 'Greenlife' which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.
Yi Jiefang walks across sand dunes in the deserts of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. She is the founder of Chinese NGO ‘Greenlife’ which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country.

Yi Jiefang for TIME Magazine
Yi Jiefang for TIME Magazine

Yi Jiefang for TIME Magazine

Profile of Yi Jiefang, the founder of Chinese NGO ‘Greenlife’ which plants trees in Inner Mongolia in an effort to combat increasing desertification in the north of the country. For TIME Magazine – September, 2014.