Simple action. Many people. Big impact.

WithOneSeed is the first Gold Standard verified carbon forestry program in Timor Leste. It is working with subsistence  farming communities to replant their forests thereby creating a carbon store to build local economies, deliver practical education and training in agroforestry and permaculture to create a more sustainable, 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, sustaining development and achieving climate regulation at local and national levels in Timor-Leste. WithOneSeed supports 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Vision

Our long-term vision is to build village-based economies using environmental practices that are viable and support sustainable living. Putting an earned dollar in a persons pocket empowers them to make decisions for their own future.  It is beyond charity and aid.

Today, Timor-Leste is an oil/gas dependent economy. This is not sustainable in the medium to long-term. Planting trees today will allow the country to have viable economic 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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Last Sunday's preview screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at the Classic Cinema Elsternwick was a huge success. Thanks to our partners Port Phillip EcoCentre, and to everyone who came along to the near sold out session. Special thanks to John Thwaites for introducing the film and talking about Climate Change action, Renewable Energy, and the scope of Climate Change projects in Timor Leste, including those by WithOneSeed. John is pictured here with his Carbon Credit certificate signed by the then Timor Leste President for his initial investment in the first reforestation project.

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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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Do you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

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TechnologyDo you know that there are 7 billion people on this planet and there are over 6 billion mobile phones?

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EnergyDo you know that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels?

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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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EarthDo you know that Australia has 444 threatened species, of which 121 are mammals?

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TechnologyDo you know that it takes more electricity to stream a HD movie over a wireless network than it would have taken to manufacture and ship the DVD?

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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 in Australia, the food supply chain is responsible for a quarter of our total greenhouse gas emissions, second only to that emitted by power stations?

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HealthDo you know that 40% of all bottled water sold in the world is bottled tap water?

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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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EarthDo you know that an estimated 650,000 people, of which 300,000 were children, were affected by back-to-back hurricanes in Haiti in 2008?

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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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CO2Do 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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TechnologyDo you know that the average Facebook visit is 20 minutes?

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TimorDo you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

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