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

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Heading to Baguia tomorrow to count the 78147 trees that are under management by 586 Baguia tree farmers. You can be there in spirit by purchasing a carbon credit and help plant more trees. www.carbonsocial.global ... See MoreSee Less

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Climate Changers one and all. Thank you for purchasing a #CarbonSocial credit and helping to reduce the carbon in our atmosphere and assisting tree farmers in Baguia replant their forests. If you have not yet joined the Climate Changer community you can now. www.carbonsocial.global

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11. Not an alternative fact. Carbon pricing is recognised as a key element of addressing climate change. You can show you understand this. Become a climate changer now. www.carbonsocial.global

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10. Not an alternative fact. So we have to take things into our own hands and clean up our own mess to ensure our children's children will have somewhere habitable to live. www,carbonsocial.global

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All over for this years National Sustainable Living Festival - sales will contribute to tree planting initiatives in Timor Leste. Thanks to everyone who bought a coffee and learnt about what we do!

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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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The story of WithOneSeed – Replenishing the planet one seed at a time
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WithOneSeed – Economic participation
WithOneSeed – Regional partnerships

Do you know

TechnologyDo you know that worldwide more than 3,000 mobile phones are purchased every minute?

Technology fact #1

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

Timor fact #3

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%)?

Carbon fact #10

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.

Timor fact #5

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?

Technology fact #7

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?

Carbon fact #4

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

Energy fact #1

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.

General environment fact #6

CO2Do you know that Australia has the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

Carbon fact #2

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

Carbon fact #7

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?

General environment fact #2

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

Timor fact #2

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

Technology fact #8

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

General environment fact #10

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?

General environment fact #8

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