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

Our other initiatives

WithOnePlanetWithOneBean

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Have you ever wondered why WithOneBean? Well, we are all about changing the world, one bean at a time. Buying our coffee has powerfully positive impacts on subsistence communities in Timor Leste as well as environmentally through our internationally certified program CarbonSocialGlobal. We firmly believe that 'change can grow, with one bean.' #onecoffeeonetree

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#WorldEnvironmentDay Shout out to some of our favourite climate leaders from around the world! Legends taking action to protect our planet 🌍 💚

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International certification achieved!!!!

WithOneSeed has successfully achieved international certification from the Gold Standard Foundation under the afforestation/reforestation standard. This provides recognition that the WithOneSeed program meets international standards and can market internationally certified carbon certificates generated by the Program. The certification process was support over a two year period by Ramp Carbon, Baker & McKenzie and Disruptive Media. The in-country audit was conducted by the Rainforest Alliance (USA).
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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

Current Statistics

450
subsistence farmers engaged in planting and maintaining trees
52963
trees planted and under management.
5027
tonnes of carbon captured to date
576510
tonnes of carbon projected to be captured over the next 25 years.
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village-based plant nurseries designed to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year

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The story of WithOneSeed – Replenishing the planet one seed at a time
WithOnePlanet – WithOneSeed open education
WithOneBean – Coffee with conscience supports Timor Leste
WithOneSeed – Economic participation
WithOneSeed – Regional partnerships

Do you know

EarthDo you know that more than 46% of the world’s population is now younger than 25 years old?

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

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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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TechnologyDo you know that 1 minute of YouTube streaming is equivelent to 0.01gm of carbon; that the average YouTube video view is 4 minutes and that there are over 2 billion views a day?

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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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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 hardwood trees absorb more carbon than softwood trees?

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

Energy fact #1

TechnologyDo you know that on average there are over 3.5 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day?

Technology fact #9

CO2Do you know that 1 minute of YouTube streaming is equivelent to 0.01gm of carbon; that the average YouTube video view is 4 minutes and that there are over 2 billion views a day?

Carbon fact #9

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

Energy fact #2

HealthDo you know that more than 400,000 people living in China die every year from illness and disease related to air pollution?

Health fact #4

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

Technology fact #10

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