One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) charity[1][4] with a mission to help global reforestation efforts.[5][6][7] The organization is built on a network of individuals, businesses, and schools who either donate monetarily or volunteer to help plant trees around the world. The charity was founded in 2014 by Matt Hill, and is based out of Shelburne, Vermont.[2] The organization operates in four regions around the world on six different continents. One Tree Planted works with other NGOs and governmental agencies including the United States Forest Service (USFS), World Resources Institute, and several State Forest Services and Regional Conservation Districts.[8][4][9]

History

Founded in 2014 by Matt Hill, One Tree Planted's first project planted 20,000 trees.[10][11] One Tree Planted has since expanded its activity via collaborations with other environmental groups in the US and globally, actively participating in various reforestation projects. The organization gained visibility and public media attention over the years as climate change awareness grew among individuals and businesses.[12] According to Guidestar, in 2019 One Tree Planted had 7,000 volunteers, restored 74,000 acres of landscape, and planted 4,010,9623 million trees in over 15 different countries.[13]

As of December, 2020, One Tree Planted has planted more than 10 million trees[14] around the world. Key projects included the Amazon rainforest, California,[6] Oregon,[15] Indonesia, Kenya and others.[5]

In January, 2020, the charity started to participate in reforestation of Australia following devastating bushfires in Queensland, New South Wales and other regions,[16] and in July began a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute to plant[17] for biodiversity habitats and social impact. One Tree Planted is also one of the supporters of the global Trillion Trees initiative with the World Economic Forum's 1t.org platform, with a pledge to plant 50 million trees in the United States in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration[18] (2021-2030).

Operations

One Tree Planted's policy is based on six "pillars" of sustainable planet environment: Air, Water, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Health and Climate.[3][4] One Tree Planted is based out of Shelburne, Vermont, and operates across four regions: North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia/Pacific. One Tree Planted acts as an intermediary for tree planting by collecting donations from individuals, businesses and other organizations then allocating the funds to its reforestation partners for specific projects. The partners (environmental NGOs, small conservation organizations, watershed groups and local governmental agencies) use the funds to plant trees in areas they are needed most.[19][2]Part of the One Tree Planted strategy is to give businesses the opportunity to do more as part of their corporate social responsibility, and give back to the environment.[5] One Tree Planted has collaborated in reforestation efforts with organizations such as the United States Forest Service, U.S. State Forest and Conservation Districts[20] GE Healthcare Life Sciences,[21] Warner Music Group,[7] DHL,[22] Astrazeneca[23] and more.[24][25][26]

References

  1. ^ a b c Charity Navigator: One Tree Planted Inc.
  2. ^ a b c One Tree Planted - Main Page
  3. ^ a b GuideStar: One Tree Planted Inc.
  4. ^ a b c One Tree at a Time
  5. ^ a b c Medium: One Tree Planted
  6. ^ a b Ali, Rasha (November 27, 2019). "Bella Hadid donates 600 trees to offset environmental impact of 30 flights she's taken". USA Today. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  7. ^ a b Variety - Warner Music Aims to Plant 100,000 Trees in the Amazon as Holiday Gift to Staff
  8. ^ USFS -Enhance Your Backyard
  9. ^ Minnick, Aaron. "Connecting the People Growing a Trillion Trees the Right Way". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  10. ^ Classy: How One Tree Planted is Marketing Environmental Conservation
  11. ^ Shopify: How This Tree-Planting Charity Is Helping Reforestation Efforts Around the World
  12. ^ Fox News: Bella Hadid donating '600 trees to be planted' to reduce her carbon footprint
  13. ^ Guidestar: One Tree Planted Inc
  14. ^ Planting Report: Behind The Scenes Of Planting 10 Million Trees Across The Globe
  15. ^ ROOTS: A Film by One Tree Planted
  16. ^ RootWellness CBD: Cannabis Company to Plant Trees in Australia After Devastating Bushfires
  17. ^ Jane Goodall Institute: 3 Million Trees in Uganda
  18. ^ UN Environment Programme: New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change
  19. ^ Resource Conservation District of Butte County: Reforesting Butte County
  20. ^ One Tree Planted: Million Trees Challenge
  21. ^ GE HealthCare Life Sciences: Our Partnership with One Tree Planted
  22. ^ DHL: DHL’S PATH TO ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050: TREE PLANTING IN VIETNAM
  23. ^ Astrazeneca: AZ Forest kicks off with planting of first trees in Australia
  24. ^ ARC: ARC Partners with One Tree Planted to Reforest the World
  25. ^ Nikin: Tree Planting
  26. ^ International TreeScapes & PlantWorks: TreeScapes & PlantWorks Partner with One Tree Planted