• Carbon performance audit

    Carbon performance audit

    WithOneSeed co-founders Andrew Mahar AM and Leo Guterres have been working in Baguia, Timor-Leste on a carbon performance audit. The results while very encouraging will be released in a couple of weeks! The carbon sequestered from the WithOneSeed community forestry… Read more
  • GoFundMe target reached in 3 days!

    GoFundMe target reached in 3 days!

    A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has generously donated to our GoFundMe appeal. In 3 days and with 14 donations, we have reached the target of $780. A fantastic result! Andrew Mahar, co-founder of WithOneSeed is currently in Baguia,… Read more

Replenishing the planet, one seed at a time

WithOneSeed is the first internationally certified carbon farming program in Timor Leste. It is developing capacity for subsistence  communities to replant forests, build local economies, delivering practical agroforestry and permaculture training to create a more equal and just world.

WithOneSeed has four commitments

Community ForestryCommunity Forestry
Climate Change EducationClimate Change Education
Economic ParticipationEconomic Participation
Regional PartnershipsRegional Partnerships

WithOneSeed

WithOneSeed is developing capacity for subsistence communities to build local economies, participate in environmental education and establish partnerships to produce a more equal and just world.

It’s about climate justice, sustainable practices and achieving climate regulation at local and national levels in Timor-Leste.

Vision

Our long-term vision is to build village-based economies using environmental practices that are viable and move beyond subsistence living.

Today, Timor-Leste is an oil/gas dependent economy. This is not sustainable. Planting trees today will allow the country to have viable alternatives tomorrow.

We plan to plant 1,000,000+ trees by replicating the Community Tree Cooperative model across Timor-Leste.

The WithOneSeed model documentation will be made available to other Asia-Pacific countries under Creative-Commons ethos.

Innovation

Our approach is simple in its theory and application. We’re planting trees and planting ideas. Our innovation comes from the annual incentive payments made to subsistence farmers who maintain the trees. If a subsistence farmer has to choose between planting a cash crop or planting trees that may take 20 years to provide a financial return, the choice is obvious. However, if we can make a cash crop from trees that sequester carbon, the equation is quite different.

“To put an ‘earned’ dollar is someone’s pocket give them the power to determine their own future. WithOneSeed supports communities to move beyond charity and aid by delivering opportunities for communities and individuals to become economically independent”.  Andrew Mahar AM Co-founder WithOneSeed

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has generously donated to our GoFundMe appeal. In 3 days and with 14 donations, we have reached the target of $780. A fantastic result!

Andrew Mahar, co-founder of WithOneSeed is currently in Baguia, Timor-Leste. He will give the funds directly to the Baguia community to buy the materials needed to repair the Bubuha school roof. This means the school will soon reopen for its 83 students.

Thank you on behalf of WithOneSeed and the Baguia community.
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See where the trees are planted in Baguia, Timor Leste

Click on a flag to get more information on trees planted by farmers as part of WithOneSeed’s community forestry cooperative

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village-based plant nurseries designed to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year

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EarthDo you know that trees play a specific and important role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, storing carbon above and belowground, and producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis?

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EnergyDo you know that 80% of global energy consumption is generated from fossil fuels?

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CO2Do you know that 1,811 tons of CO2 emissions are generated from the internet every minute? That is approximately 2 million tons annually?

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CO2Do you know that hardwood trees absorb more carbon than softwood trees?

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EnergyDo you know that 67% of the world’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels?

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TechnologyDo you know that the average Facebook visit is 20 minutes?

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TimorDo you know that subsistence farmers in Timor Leste survive on as little as 80 cents a day? The current World Bank poverty threshold is $1.25.

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EarthDo you know that reforestation improves soil and water quality, reduces soil erosion, and helps to restore natural habitats?

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CO2Do you know that the global carbon emissions generated from computer technology (3.7%) is almost as high as emissions generated by the aviation industry (4.2%)?

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CO2Do you know that CO2 emissions from global energy consumption reached a record level of 31.6 gigatonnes in 2012?

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EarthDo you know that worldwide there are more than 19 tons of toxic chemicals released into the environment every minute?

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TimorDo you know that only 50% of children in Timor Leste complete primary school?

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TechnologyDo you know that worldwide more than 500 computers are purchased every minute?

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EarthDo you know that every year more than 4 billion plastic shopping bags are discarded which then causes the death of over 2,000 birds and mammals every minute?

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TechnologyDo you know that 90% of Australians have the internet, compared to only 1% of our neighbours in Timor-Leste?

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