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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NY Resolution No. 1. To save the planet!!! But it can't be done alone, I need your help - today. For a simple contribution of $100 you can join a community movement of climate changers. You will receive a Gold Standard certified carbon credit that you can display as a symbol of your commitment to a better world. You will also be contributing to the planting and maintenance of the forests of East Timor. Simple action. Many people. Big impact. www.carbonsocial.global

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Finished your Christmas shopping? Phew! - congradulations, take a breath. Still have to do your Christmas shopping - take a deeper breath and relax. But remember the only reason you can breath is because of the trees on the planet so buy a CarbonSocial credit and avoid the crowds. Simple action. Many people. Big impact. 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 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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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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EnergyDo you know that 67% of the world’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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