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The Gift of ‘Christmas’ Trees that Give Back

This season, reimagine your Christmas tree as more than a festive adornment. WithOneSeed is revolutionising this tradition by growing trees that actively combat climate change. Beyond their carbon-sequestering prowess, these trees offer a lifeline to impoverished communities. By incentivising farmers for reforestation efforts, WithOneSeed has transformed lives, providing financial stability to thousands.

These trees represent hope and empowerment. They create sustainable income sources in regions overshadowed by poverty. More than planting, this initiative fosters a harmonious relationship between people and nature, cultivating a shared future of thriving ecosystems and empowered communities.

This Christmas, support WithOneSeed and invest in trees that don’t just decorate but contribute to a better world. Together, let’s celebrate the true spirit of the season: a gift that keeps on giving, not just for now, but for the prosperity of future generations.

Each tree costs $2, which is tax-deductible in Australia.

You will receive an email with a link to see your adopted trees and the farmer who manages the trees.

Click HERE to gift a tree. We will send you the equivalent number of trees. If this is a gift, please add the person’s name and email address in the Notes section on the donation page.

$20 will adopt 10 trees, $50 will adopt 25 trees, $100 will adopt 50 trees.

Note: You can also make a recurring donation to increase your impact.

If you like the work of WithOneSeed, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the WithOneSeed sub-fund managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.

We have just completed the biggest tree count on the planet and have 405,761 forest trees under management by 1,998 Timorese smallholder tree farmers.

These trees are drawing down carbon from the global atmosphere, delivering an annual income to the subsistence tree farmers and regenerating the local environment by stopping soil erosion and degradation, thereby improving the soil for food production and addressing the water table issues.

Supporting the WithOneSeed community forestry program is unlike many other tree-planting programs.  The key reason for this is that we are growing trees, not just planting trees, and we pay tree farmers an annual incentive to nurture their trees on their land.  We also annually monitor the trees’ growth using a purpose-designed community forestry management platform called TreeO2. The reason for monitoring, which includes physically counting every tree planted, is two-fold.  First, we pay the tree farmer for every tree she/he keeps alive.  The second is we calculate the carbon stored in the new forests growing under the management of smallholder farmers and sell the carbon through international carbon markets, and return the income to the subsistence tree farming communities.

The TreeO2 community forestry platform enables us to track every tree.  The WithOneSeed community forestry program is internationally certified under the Gold Standard Foundation.

Not a bad contribution for the planet and the subsistence village communities of Timor-Leste.

On behalf of the tree farmers of Baguia, a big thanks.

The WithOneSeed Timor Leste project has embraced the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

WithOneSeed particularly helps realise the UN Goals by helping to:

  • end poverty and hunger and promote sustainable farming and lifelong learning
  • promote decent work, sustainable agricultural communities and economic growth
  • take action to combat climate change, manage forests and reverse land degradation
  • encourage global partnerships for sustainable development through relationships with Australian schools
  • empower women and children, and particularly girls, by increasing family income, facilitating children’s education and creating family job prospects.

Furthermore, WithOneSeed also embraces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in strongly committing to:

  • the right to life, liberty and security of person
  • the right to work, to free choice of employment
  • the right to an adequate standard of living
  • the right to education
  • the right to full and free personal development available through community participation.

To donate to WithOneSeed click HERE  

Taking action on your carbon footprint has never been easier

Combatting climate change starts with one seed …

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.

With just one simple action, you can become a climate changer and join the community of people taking real action on climate change.

To donate to WithOneSeed click HERE


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