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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Just an hour offshore from Australia’s northern border is Timor-Leste, where some people are living on less than 80c a day and 40% of the population below the poverty line. Timor-Leste has one of the smallest carbon footprints per capita in the world compared with Australia, which has one of the largest. Now, we have an opportunity to take responsibility and support our regional neighbours, make a global impact and create a healthier planet. Become a Climate Changer purchase carbon credits at CarbonSocial. www.carbonsocial.global

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Since 2009, WithOneSeed has been working with subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste to generate income through community forestry. The program is improving the natural environment, building local economies, increasing the health of communities and reducing global greenhouse emissions. You can support our work and become a Climate Changer. Purchase a CarbonSocial carbon credit. www.carbonsocial.global

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Reforestation is a key response to global climate change. It’s a ‘no regrets’ approach as it provides a highly effective form of carbon capture and storage while reducing soil erosion and degradation, improving the habitat, restoring the water table, and boosting crop yields and nutrition. Become a Climate Changer by buying a CarbonSocial carbon credit. www.carbonsocial.global

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In March 2016, WithOneSeed successfully gained certification from the Gold Standard Foundation under its afforestation/reforestation standard. This means the CarbonSocial carbon credits produced under the WithOneSeed program meet international standards, and are the only internationally certified credits available from Timor-Leste. You can become a Climate Changer by purchasing a CarbonSocial carbon credit at www.carbonsocial.global

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Sea Shepherd Melbourne's Ocean Defence Tour

September 24, 2016, 11:00am - September 24, 2016, 1:00am

Sea Shepherd Melbourne invites you to join us at our annual fundraiser, The Ocean Defence Tour on Saturday September 24th at our Southern Operations Base at Seaworks in Williamstown! The day will include tours of our flagship vessel The MV Steve Irwin, performances from Ella Hooper, Dream on Dreamer & comedy trio Tripod on the main stage, among many more performers in the fully licensed Pirate's Tavern! We will have speeches from Captain Peter Hammarstedt and Philip Wollen on the mainstage and educational presentations in our museum space throughout the day. There will also be rides, kids activities, vegan food vendors, market stalls, merchandise for sale, raffles and prizes, competitions, and more to be announced! Early bird tickets $12, door price $15. Kids under 12 are free! FULL ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP: Rob Knaggs VanderAa Harry Hookey Juke Box Racket Ella Hooper Official Jo Neugebauer Tripod Dream on Dreamer Madeleine Culp Bare Cravings Nicholas Capper Danny Stinson GUEST SPEAKERS: Jeff Hansen Bunna Lawrie Philip Wollen Peter Hammarstedt

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Australian Youth AOD Conference

August 25, 2016, 9:00am - August 26, 2016, 1:00am

Tickets for the Australian Youth AOD Conference 2016 are now available! Check out the link below for program details. This year our theme is ‘Every Experience Matters’. When it comes to creating positive development opportunities for young people, we believe that every experience matters. The Conference will explore structural influences (day 1), and then provide the participants with the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge for their work with young people (day 2 Tickets this year are half price! Register now via the link above.

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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.
3
village-based plant nurseries designed to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year

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WithOneSeed – Economic participation
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EarthDo you know that worldwide there are 25 hectares of fertile land being reduced to desert every minute?

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