Replenishing the planet, one seed at a time

WithOneSeed is a social enterprise that is taking action on climate change through community forestry initiatives. It works with communities across Australia and Timor Leste to make environments sustainable, to end poverty and hunger, to build knowledge and to create regional partnerships.

WithOneSeed has four commitments

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.

xpand Foundation

WithOneSeed is auspiced by the xpand Foundation, a social enterprise committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual.

Our other initiatives

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Yesterday 145 tree farmers in Baguia, Timor Leste came together to formally establish the Baguia Cooperative. This cooperative will support the tree farmers of Baguia replant their forests which will bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the Baguia community. Next week forest auditors from the Rainforest Alliance in the US will visit Baguia to carry out the final validation of the WithOneSeed community forestry program. Once complete the program will have achieved Gold Standard Carbon Certification, the first program in Timor Leste to achieve this international certification. This will allow the Baguia Cooperative to sell the carbon stored in the Baguia forests as certified carbon certificates. #moretreesplease ... See MoreSee Less

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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

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subsistence farmers engaged in planting and maintaining trees
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trees planted amd under management
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village-based plant nurseries designed and constructed, each with the capability to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year
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local Timorese employed to develop the community forestry initiative
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Village Learning Centre in Baguia, providing internet access and online learning for the community

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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

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

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?

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

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

CO2Do you know that 1,811 tons of CO2 emissions are generated from the internet every minute? That is approximately 2 million tons annually?

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

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

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

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

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%)?

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

EarthDo you know that children are more likely than adults to perish during natural disasters or succumb to malnutrition, injuries or disease in the aftermath?

TechnologyDo you know that 90% of Australians have the internet, compared to only 1% of our neighbours in Timor-Leste?

TechnologyDo you know that there are 7 billion people on this planet and there are over 6 billion mobile phones?

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

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