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

Our other initiatives

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We can finally reveal what we've been up to for the past little while...a mini makeover! It's the same delicious coffee, continuing to do the same ethical, social and environmental work in Timor Leste and Australia, only with a bit of a facelift. Keep an eye out for our new packaging as this little enterprise grows into big things! ✌

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Did you know that at WithOneBean, we are working towards having carbon neutral coffee? By offsetting our emissions through CarbonSocial we are ensuring that all of our practices are environmental, ethical and sustainable. How's that for a morning brew! ☕🌱

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Everyday when you use your phone, tablet or computer at home or work you are contributing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Every Australian is contributing, on average, 16 tonnes of CO2 per year. Act today, cover your emissions at home and in the workplace. Simple action. Many people. Big impact. www.carbonsocial.global

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Tax time for you is a good time to think of offsetting you carbon footprint for a better world for all 7 billion people on the planet today. Our lifestyles don't come without an impact on the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat. Simple action. Many people. Big impact. Act today and support reforestation in Timor-Leste. www.carbonsocial.global

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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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TechnologyDo you know that on average there are over 4.5 million Facebook likes every day?

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

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

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

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

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CO2Do you know that 80% of global energy consumption is generated from fossil fuels?

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HealthDo you know that for every 1°C increase above the normal average temperature, there is a 8% increase in diarrhoea related hospitalisations?

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TechnologyDo you know that 10% of the world’s total electricity generation is used by the digital economy?

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TimorDo you know that half of the Timor Leste population live below the poverty line?

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

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EarthDo you know that worldwide in 2012 there were more than 32 million people displaced due to natural disasters? This is 4 million more than the combined populations of Australia and New Zealand.

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