Our Story

The U.S. Chapter of 1t.org is a platform of U.S.-based companies, non-profit organizations, and governments committed to reaching the global goal of creating healthy and resilient forests. To reach the goal of 1 trillion trees with unprecedented scale and speed, we need to mobilize leadership from cities to wilderness, for this and future generations.

How it started

Launched at the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2020, 1t.org is designed as a 10-year effort to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. 1t.org aims to connect, empower and serve a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030.

The first national chapter of 1t.org launched in the United States in August of 2020, catalyzed by strong early interest from the U.S. federal government, other governments at all levels, U.S. based corporations and non-profits, and U.S. civil society organizations.

1t.org offers innovative technologies which will serve to connect tens of thousands of small and large groups around the world that are engaged in tree planting and forest restoration. Creating this ‘greening global community’ will allow for sharing critically needed funding and best practices – just what is needed to achieve the trillion trees goal in 10 years. - Dr. Jane Goodall

Our Structure

U.S. Stakeholder Council

The 1t.org U.S. Stakeholder Council is made up of 20 diverse public and private sector entities that inform the strategic direction of the U.S. Chapter and assure that its operations and technical support equitably and effectively meet the needs of all 1t.org U.S. Chapter stakeholders.

U.S. Chapter Secretariat

The daily operations of the U.S. Chapter are led by a Secretariat made up of staff from the World Economic Forum and American Forests. The Secretariat helps entities develop pledges, provides technical assistance for needs like climate-informed forestry, tracks progress on each pledge and connects all participants in the U.S. Chapter into a dynamic global platform. The U.S. Chapter 1t.org Secretariat can be reached at us@1t.org.


Secretariat Organizations

American Forests

American Forests has worked longer than any national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States to protect and restore the country’s forests. Since its founding in 1875, American Forests has been the pathfinder for the forest conservation movement. The organization is now focused on building a movement to reforest America, from cities to large, rural landscapes.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Common Questions

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