Plant Your Change

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
100,000,001
Entity Details
Entity Name
Aspiration
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Marina del Rey, CA
Website URL
http://aspiration.com
Representative
Andrei Cherny
Email Address
acherny@aspiration.com
Communications Contact
Irfan Kamal
Email Address
ikamal@aspiration.com
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Name/title of pledge:
Plant Your Change
Summary (500 words or less):
Plant Your Change is a service of Aspiration, America’s socially-conscious, sustainable financial partner, that lets Americans automatically plant a tree every time they buy something with the spare change from rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar.

By signing up at PlantYourChange.com, Americans can safely and securely connect any existing debit or credit card in their wallet and start  planting a carbon-soaking tree with every round up they make. Recent studies have indicated that planting trees is one of the best ways to combat human-caused climate change, making every card swipe a proactive step toward significantly reducing levels of CO2 – while also helping water quality, improving soil strength, and preserving animal habitats.

For the average American, connecting their spending to Plant Your Change is like erasing the annual climate impact of two cars or one home

 

 

Pledge Website URL
http://plantyourchange.com
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
Eden Reforestation

One Tree Planted

Arbor Day Foundation

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)
  • International

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2030
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
100,000,001
How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Direct financial support (private)
  • Engage individuals

 

Implementation Assistance
  • Yes, I would like to request technical assistance on implementation from U.S. Chapter Secretariat to identify implementation partners.

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
Reputable tree planting partners: Secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity. Most seeds are collected by local villagers from nearby remnant forests. Local villagers hired to plant trees and protect forests.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
30,807,246
Please describe the methods you used to estimate carbon. If you used the carbon estimator on this site, enter “1t.org Carbon Estimator.”
1t.org Carbon Estimator

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

One Million Trees

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
1,000,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
Grove Collaborative
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
San Francisco, CA
Website URL
https://www.grove.co/s/about
Representative
Danielle Jezienicki
Email Address
djezienicki@grove.co
Job Title
Director, Sustainability
Communications Contact
Abbie Eisenhart
Email Address
aeisenhart@arborday.org
Phone Number
(402) 473-2038
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Name/title of pledge:
One Million Trees
Summary (500 words or less):
Grove Collaborative’s mission is to make household essentials a force for positive impact. We are committed to shifting our CPG industry from its current path of deforestation to a focus on reforestation by developing tree free paper products, as well as through our pledge to support forests and conserve wild places.

 

Pledge Website URL
https://www.grove.co/welcome/sustainability
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
The Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation works with hundreds of public and private partners to advance their mission and plant trees across the globe.

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2030
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
1,000,000
How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Direct financial support (private)
  • Engage individuals

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
Our trusted partner, the Arbor Day Foundation, seeks diverse partnerships. Alignment with their mission, vision, and core values leads to successful projects and outcomes. The Arbor Day Foundation uses four guiding principles to identify high-quality and credible partnerships for our shared work.

• Act with character and integrity.
• Plant the right tree, at the right time, in the right place, for the right purpose.
• Respect, empower and benefit local people and communities.
• Align to science-based frameworks and goals

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

One Million Tree Pledge to Restore Our Forests

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
1,000,000,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
REI Co-op
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Seattle, WA
Website URL
http://www.rei.com
Representative
Taldi Harrison
Email Address
tharris@rei.com
Job Title
Government Affairs Manager
Phone Number
(206) 755-1648
Communications Contact
Halley Knigge
Email Address
hknigge@rei.com
Phone Number
(253) 468-4427
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Name/title of pledge:
One Million Tree Pledge to Restore Our Forests
Summary (500 words or less):
For 82 years, REI has fought for life outdoors, prioritizing environmental stewardship and investing in our public lands. The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat facing the future of life outdoors, and as a community of people who have built our lives around the outdoors, REI Co-op and our members see the very real impacts of climate change all around us.

In recent years, wildfires in the West have burned so intensely across such vast swaths of land that many of our National Forests will not regenerate naturally for many decades, if at all. Without the combination of both proactive restoration and other measures to restore forest health, we risk losing the important benefits that forests provide.

These public lands are the cornerstone of our nation’s outdoor heritage. They simultaneously provide Americans co-benefits like clean water and fresh air, as well as open spaces to explore and enjoy the healing power of time spent outside. And restoring our impacted forest lands is one important step to increase the nation’s carbon sequestration capacity, as our National Forests are some of the most efficient natural systems for pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere.

Over the coming decade, we’re committed to plating at least 1 million trees across our National Forests in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF). Through our reforestation work with the NFF, we will support an organization that is working on collaborative community and cross-boundary partnerships to implement projects that build resiliency and restore the health of our National Forests. These efforts are increasing the pace and scale of the work necessary to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and reduce the potential for severe fire on U.S. forests.

We will work with the NFF on an annual basis to select reforestation projects from a list of high-priority sites as determined by professional foresters. Planting will occur on sites adversely impacted by severe wildfire, pest, disease, blowdown, other natural disturbances. One potential project is restoring western coniferous forests in fire scars across the West to help jumpstart forest recovery and restore watersheds and wildlife habitat. Another might be restoring longleaf and shortleaf pine habitat in the southeastern U.S. as part of a large multi-state, multi-agency effort that will provide long-lasting carbon benefits, as the trees are long living species and highly resistant to many of the natural disturbances exacerbated by climate change (fire, drought, pests and disease).

 

Who are you partnering with?
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The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is our primary partner. They in turn partner with the U.S. Forest Service. Periodically, the NFF may partner with other local or regional organizations (Longleaf Alliance, Green Forests Work and New Mexico University) on tree planting projects where relevant and efficient. The vast majority of NFF’s reforestation efforts are executed by the U.S. Forest Service and always occur on U.S. National Forests.

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2021
To:
2030
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
1,000,000,000
  • Planting Trees to Restore Existing Forestland

 

No. of trees:
1,000,000,000
Other Supporting Actions
Add other supporting activity:
  • Other:

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
Policy and advocacy to promote reforestation, active forest management and new policy’s that will promote sustainable forestry. 

 

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Direct financial support (private)

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
The National Forest Foundation is proud to partner with the U.S. Forest Service, the most advanced forest management agency in the world. Their data and science based approach is proven for restoring forests in need and maintaining forest health. More here: https://www.nationalforests.org/get-involved/tree-planting-programs/how-we-restore-forests

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
With this commitment to reforest our public lands we expect to increase habitat across the county, improve watershed quality, and grow recreational experience for all Americans.

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
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Buy a Book. Plant a Tree.

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kathy@kathywelton.com
Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
2,500
Entity Details
Entity Name
aka Associates
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Chicago
Website URL
https://www.akabooks.com
Representative
Kathleen Welton
Email Address
kathy@kathywelton.com
Job Title
Producer
Phone Number
(773) 636-6410
Communications Contact
Kathleen Welton
Email Address
kathy@kathywelton.com
Phone Number
(773) 636-6410
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Name/title of pledge:
Buy a Book. Plant a Tree.
Summary (500 words or less):
A percentage of the sales from our books will be donated to the National Forest Foundation. We are already one of their Small Business Partners (since 2019).

We plant trees for many reasons. Besides the beauty and the myriad environmental benefits, planting a tree is good for the soul.

Trees represent the most basic form of connection. Their strong roots remind us to stay grounded. Their swaying leaves and branches remind us to bend before we break. And they provide a safe harbor for birds to either rest during migration or to build a nest for the next generation.

 


 

Pledge Website URL
https://www.akabooks.com
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
National Forest Foundation

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2025
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
2,500
How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Direct financial support (private)

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
We are planting trees with the National Forest Foundation, which plants trees only in areas of high reforestation need, and with native species to help restore our National Forests.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
MT CO2E = 771
Please describe the methods you used to estimate carbon. If you used the carbon estimator on this site, enter “1t.org Carbon Estimator.”
1t.org Carbon Estimator

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
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10,000 Trees Campaign

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
482.385272900783
Value Region Conserve
70.392129757652
Total Trees Pledged
1,050
Entity Details
Entity Name
Groundwork Richmond
Entity Type
Non-profit organization
Headquarters Location
Richmond, CA
Website URL
https://groundworkrichmond.org
Representative
Matt Holmes
Email Address
matt@groundworkrichmond.org
Job Title
Executive Director
Phone Number
(415) 254-3546
Communications Contact
Lorena Castillo
Email Address
Lorena@groundworkrichmond.org
Phone Number
(510) 847-2031
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Name/title of pledge:
10,000 Trees Campaign
Summary (500 words or less):
As the urban forestry administrator in Richmond California Groundwork Richmond has identified over 13,000 missing trees form our parks and streetscapes.  Due to the history of racist housing and zoning the legacies of discrimination and the resulting wealth inequalities have burdened our communities and landscapes with a dearth of green infrastructure benefits and a surplus of negative public health outcomes.  Through funding from the City of Richmond and the California Department of Forestry and Fire we are planting 900 trees over the next 2 years with over $1.05 Million.  Forestry in disadvantaged city’s with damaged and poorly planned grey infrastructure represents a significant challenge that increases our costs per tree.  This is a challenge rooted in our racist past and one which requires reparatory investment to overcome.

 

Pledge Website URL
http://www.groundworkrichmond.org/urban-forestry.html
Who are you partnering with?
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CalFIRE – California Department of Forestry & Fire

City of Richmond

California Natural Resources Agency

California Coastal Commission

California Air Resources Board

US National Park Service

California Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • Pacific Southwest

 

If you have maps (.pdf, jpg) or data (GIS shapefile or lat/lon table) describing the location of your pledge, including priority areas or planting locations, please upload here.

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2022
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
1,050
  • Planting Trees in Developed Areas

 

No. of trees:
1,050
  • Facilitating Natural Regeneration

 

Other Supporting Actions
  • Sustainable Forestry

 

  • Nursery Development

 

  • Data and Technological Tools

 

  • Science and Technical Assistance

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Workforce Development

 

  • Environmental Education

 

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • In-kind donations of time and materials
  • Direct financial support (private)
  • Governmental actions (public)
  • Engage individuals

 

Implementation Assistance
  • Yes, I would like to request technical assistance on implementation from U.S. Chapter Secretariat to identify implementation partners.

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
We  created and follow our city’s urban greening master plan.  We plant according to CalFIRE requirements and we choose species based on their survivability through the year 2100.

 

Carbon Benefits
Please describe the methods you used to estimate carbon. If you used the carbon estimator on this site, enter “1t.org Carbon Estimator.”
CalFIRE’s Carbon Calculator

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
Job, water, particulate.  All of the above.  If you really want us to provide this level of details you should craft some awards.

 

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Reporting Requirement
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Nisma hapsire e gjelber ( green space initiative)

Status Pledge
  Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
  970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
  221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
  600
Entity Details
Entity Name
  Nisma hapsire e gjelber
Entity Type
  Non-profit organization
Headquarters Location
  Albania
Website URL
  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.facebook.com/nismahapsire.egjelber.1&ved=2ahUKEwjk2NHQ8tPrAhUJqaQKHW2PDAoQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw1B_vTRjpUST74j1e1iJsFi
Representative
  Zakarel Zaka
Email Address
  zakarelzaka@gmail.com
Job Title
  Administrator
Phone Number
  (069) 815-2200
Communications Contact
  Zakarel (Arian) Zaka
Email Address
  zakarelzaka@gmail.com
Phone Number
  (069) 815-2200
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Name/title of pledge:
  Nisma hapsire e gjelber ( green space initiative)
Summary (500 words or less):
 

  1. hope to plant 600 tree seedlings in november. we have the seedlings ready. we are just waiting for the right time to plant them. Next year our goal is to plant 1000 tree seedlings.

Pledge Website URL
  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.facebook.com/nismahapsire.egjelber.1&ved=2ahUKEwjFsvLnk9XrAhUCYcAKHYDOAy8QFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw1B_vTRjpUST74j1e1iJsFi
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
 

Not applicable

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
 

  • International

If you have more details about the location of your pledge activities, including continent,country, state, or forest, please list here:
  Albania (city durres)
If you have maps (.pdf, jpg) or data (GIS shapefile or lat/lon table) describing the location of your pledge, including priority areas or planting locations, please upload here.
 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
  2020
To:
  2030
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
 

  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

No. of trees:
  600
 

  • Planting Trees to Restore Existing Forestland

No. of trees:
  600
 

  • Afforestation

No. of trees:
  600
Other Supporting Actions
 

  • Nursery Development

 

  • Environmental Education

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
 

  • Direct financial support (private)
  • Engage individuals

Implementation Assistance
 

  • Yes, I would like to request technical assistance on implementation from U.S. Chapter Secretariat to identify implementation partners.

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
 

I have studied the land where we will plant. and I have suitable trees.

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
 

  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

CIEDM Participation in Trillion Trees Movement

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
482.385272900783
Value Region Conserve
70.392129757652
Total Trees Pledged
50
Entity Details
Entity Name
California Institute of Environmental Design & Management (CIEDM)
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Arcadia, CA
Website URL
https://www.facebook.com/ciedmeco
Representative
Edward Huang
Email Address
ciedmeco@gmail.com
Communications Contact
Edward Huang
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Name/title of pledge:
CIEDM Participation in Global Trillion Trees Movement
Summary (500 words or less):
We at CIEDM will continue adding/replacing trees in the pocket-homestead urban forest of 500+ trees, shrubs & vines in the Arcadia EcoHome, Arcadia, California, to keep up its features as a bio-diversified, pesticide free, ocean & river friendly, pollinator/wildlife sheltered, organic matter/ carbon/water stored natural place for all.

 

Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
Not applicable

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • Pacific Southwest

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2030
Forest Conservation
Conservation
  • Yes! My pledge will include conservation activities.

 

Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
50
  • Planting Trees in Developed Areas

 

No. of trees:
50
Other Supporting Actions
  • Sustainable Forestry

 

  • Science and Technical Assistance

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Environmental Education

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
Sustainable Forestry and Tree Protection through Management: CIEDM has practiced these two subjects since 2004 when the urban pocket forest at Arcadia EcoHome began to established. We’ve kept restoring the forest by replanting trees under the challenge of extreme & lengthy drought and harsh heatwaves in Southern California.

Science & Technical Assistance and Environmental Education: The Arcadia EcoHome ground has been served for a number of years as a site for several citizen-community science projects where we observe & record weather conditions, lead & train volunteers to observe, collect & report pollinators & their activities, a showcase site of community education with tours offered to professionals, students & general public.

 

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • In-kind donations of time and materials
  • Engage individuals

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
We’ve planted a good portion of the forest with native plants in organic and ecological methods considering site specific conditions.

We’ve developed our pocket forest since 2000 from 5 mature trees on the site to 500+ trees, shrubs & vines plus countless ground covers as of today.

We’ve offered numerous workshops & meetups in environmental education to local students & neighbors, national & international visitors.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
Not applicable
Please describe the methods you used to estimate carbon. If you used the carbon estimator on this site, enter “1t.org Carbon Estimator.”
We keep all carbon-embodied green waste from our yards as much as possible on site from regular gardening & yearly tree trimming  activities.  Our forest floor is covered with a layer of organic matters made of naturally falling or trimmed tree leaves & small branches to enrich the soil. Big branches from trimming and from damages by extreme weather have been kept in yard as habitats for pollinators, used as sitting in natural areas, and displayed as climate emergency memorials.

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
Arcadia EcoHome’s pocket forest is a carbon, water, & heat sink, and is awarded by a variety of eco- or environmentally focused NPOs as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, a Certified Pollinator Habitat, a verified Ocean Friendly Garden, a pesticide free Honeybee Haven, a Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Site.

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

EcoSikh Pledge of Million Trees

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
2,107,284
Entity Details
Entity Name
EcoSikh
Entity Type
Non-profit organization
Headquarters Location
Rockville, Maryland
Website URL
https://ecosikh.org
Representative
Rajwant Singh
Email Address
rajwant@aol.com
Job Title
President
Phone Number
(202) 460-0630
Communications Contact
Rasna Lamba
Email Address
rasnalamba@gmail.com
Phone Number
(571) 633-5000
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Name/title of pledge:
EcoSikh Pledge of Million Trees
Summary (500 words or less):

EcoSikh is planting 1,820 Guru Nanak Sacred Forests with 550 native trees at each location. These forests are being named after to Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. Each forest is 200-300 square feet with 30-35 native species of trees. 99 % of the trees survive and thrive in our forests and the growth of these trees in phenomenal.About Guru Nanak Sacred Forest Project: Under this project EcoSikh will be facilitating the micro forests in the urban and rural areas of India and especially Punjab with a focus to conserve flora and fauna of the land, preserve the endangered plant species, improve soil biodiversity, air quality and to check the depleting water table of Punjab and many other states in India.

About the Methodology: EcoSikh follows the Miyawaki methodology to create dense forests. Named after a Japanese Botanist, Dr. Akira Miyawaki, this methodology is based on the potential natural vegetation of the area.

Salient features of Guru Nanak Sacred Forest:
– 30 times denser
– 10 times more growth rate
– 100 times more bio-diverse
– 100% organic
– Over 99% survival
– Guaranteed growth of at least 1 meter per year
– Cost-effective
– Maintenance-free, wild and native forest after 3 yea

EcoSikh is confident that the goal of planting 1 million trees can be achieved and importantly, it will have thousands of people in the South Asia region inspired and motivated to take action to save earth.

 

 

Pledge Website URL
http://www.ecosikh.org/250-days-60-guru-nanak-sacred-forests-2/
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Add Partner Entities
Not Applicable

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • International
  • Asia

 

If you have more details about the location of your pledge activities, including continent,country, state, or forest, please list here:
Canada, USA, UK, Australia
When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2030
Forest Conservation
Conservation
  • Yes! My pledge will include conservation activities.

 

No. of acres:
5,000
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
1,000,000
  • Afforestation

 

No. of trees:
500,000
  • Planting Trees in Developed Areas

 

No. of trees:
500,000
Other Supporting Actions
  • Nursery Development

 

  • Data and Technological Tools

 

  • Science and Technical Assistance

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Workforce Development

 

  • Environmental Education

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
EcoSikh can train other forest makers and many faith communities to learn urban forest making as well learning how to plant mini-forests on sacred lands such as churches, mosques and synagogues.

 

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Engage individuals

 

Add other implementation type:
  • Other:

 

Other implementation type:
train forest makers
Implementation Assistance
  • Yes, I would like to request technical assistance on implementation from U.S. Chapter Secretariat to identify implementation partners.

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
EcoSikh is committed to engage masses in South Asia region to plant forests. It would also like to offer help to train other faith communities to on mini-forest plantations.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
1,088,622 metric tons
Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
EcoSikh sacred forests increases in the health, height, density of the plants and high increase in the biodiversity. If followed the right methodology of planting the forest, each plant grows well, take care of each other and boost the biodiversity of the area and creates a rich forest soil in the area.

Many living creatures which had almost disappeared start making a come back due to these forests even in the urban areas. Within months, many species of birds start returning to these forests. These forests also restores the water table. These forests also reduces the temperature around the area due to dense plantation of these native trees.

 

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

Partnerships and financial innovation to support climate action and tree equity

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
0
Entity Details
Entity Name
Bank of America
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Charlotte, NC
Website URL
https://www.bankofamerica.com
Representative
Karen Fang
Email Address
Karen.fang@bofa.com
Job Title
Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance
Communications Contact
Kelly Sapp
Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
  • I certify that I am authorized to make a pledge on behalf of my entity.

 

Acknowledgement
  • I acknowledge that pledges made to 1t.org will be publicly viewable and entity logos will be used in materials presented by 1t.org.

 

Name/title of pledge:
Partnerships and financial innovation to support climate action and tree equity
Summary (500 words or less):
As one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Bank of America recognizes the role we play in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy – and our $300 billion commitment to mobilize capital and develop solutions to climate change is focused on doing just that.  We are using partnerships and financial innovation to protect, restore, conserve and expand critical healthy forest ecosystems.  For years we’ve worked with partners like American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, TNC and American Forests Foundation to transform communities by planting trees, especially in low- and moderate-income and underserved communities. We’re proud to extend this partnership and support 1t.org’s efforts to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030. As a partner of the 1t.org initiative, we will help develop the voluntary carbon offset market which can lead to more tree planting and restoration projects.

 

Pledge Website URL
https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/environmental-
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
American Forests

Arbor Day Foundation

American Forests Foundation

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)
  • International

 

When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2030
Other Supporting Actions
  • Avoided Deforestation

 

  • Forest Product Markets and Innovation

 

  • Workforce Development

 

  • Conservation Finance

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
We plan to focus our near term work with various Forest Foundations, USDA, carbon offset verification & certification agencies, as well as large corporations to start the discussion on carbon offset purchase and financing, with the goal to bring much needed upfront capital into various the forest planting and restoration projects as soon as possible.

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
We will work with partners, including American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, TNC and American Forests Foundations and their local planting partners on strategies that support ecologically appropriate and climate informed forestry, long-term stewardship and community engagement to benefit all stakeholders.

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

Travelers One Million Reasons Why Campaign

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
500,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
The Travelers Indemnity Company
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Hartford, CT
Website URL
https://www.travelers.com/
Representative
Elizabeth Maerz
Email Address
emaerz@travelers.com
Job Title
Senior VP, Platform, Customer Experience and Innovation
Phone Number
(860) 954-0572
Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
  • I certify that I am authorized to make a pledge on behalf of my entity.

 

Acknowledgement
  • I acknowledge that pledges made to 1t.org will be publicly viewable and entity logos will be used in materials presented by 1t.org.

 

Name/title of pledge:
Travelers One Million Reasons Why Campaign
Summary (500 words or less):
The Travelers Companies, Inc. in April of 2019 announced a new initiative with American Forests, the country’s oldest nonprofit conservation group, to plant a tree when personal lines customers choose paperless billing. The company pledged to plant up to one million trees through April 2020, supporting the reforestation of endangered ecosystems in several states and have named the initiative One Million Reason Why, given the endless number of benefits trees provide.

Not only did Travelers hit their million tree goal in April of 2020, they committed to funding an additional 500,000 trees by Earth Day, 2021.

We are proud to have reached this important milestone and to continue our successful partnership with American Forests,” said Michael Klein, Executive Vice President and President of Personal Insurance at Travelers. “We are committed to operating our business efficiently and sustainably. This program achieves both, by creating a convenient experience for our customers and meaningfully reducing our paper usage and carbon footprint.”

 

Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
We are partnering with American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization.

 

Where will your pledged activities take place?
Check all that apply. If you are planting in the U.S. and are unsure which region, select “National (U.S.).” If you are planting internationally and are unsure which continent, select “International.”
  • National (U.S.)
  • Northern Lake States
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Pacific Southwest
  • Rocky Mountain, North
  • Rocky Mountain, South
  • South Central

 

If you have more details about the location of your pledge activities, including continent,country, state, or forest, please list here:
o far, Travelers has planted 1,000,000 trees across the following locations: – Michigan: Lower Peninsula (500,000 trees) – California: San Bernardino Mountains (31,500 trees), Sierra National Forest (65,000 trees), Eldorado National Forest (15,000 trees), TBD locations (38,500) – Northern Rockies and Cascades: Custer-Gallatin National Forest (35,000 tress), Willamette National Forest (15,000 trees), Mt. Hood in Oregon (5,000 trees), Colville National Forest in Washington (20,000) – Southern Rockies: Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado (25,000) – Texas: Lower Rio Grande Valley (100,000 trees) – Georgia: Chattahoochee National Forest (95,456 trees) – Florida: Apalachicola (55,000 trees) The additional 500,000 trees will be planted in the following areas, though exact numbers are still being determined: – Michigan (Northern Lake States): Lower Peninsula (250,000 trees) – Texas (South Central): Lower Rio Grande Valley (25,000 trees) – California (Pacific Southwest): TBD (50,000 trees) – Rocky Mountain North and South and Pacific Northwest: 75,000 trees – Minnesota (Northern Lake States): 100,000 trees
When will your pledged activities take place?
From:
2020
To:
2021
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

No. of trees:
500,000
  • Planting Trees to Restore Existing Forestland

 

No. of trees:
500,000
How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Direct financial support (private)

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
Travelers and American Forests’ partnership is implementing scientific research to restore forest health. This research informs new tools and techniques to help forests cope with climate change. These techniques can boost forest growth after wildfires, for example, or trap more carbon in forest soil. Some of their “climate smart” reforestation methods include:

  • Planting genetically diverse collections of native species
  • Planting trees that are better able to thrive under future climate conditions
  • Screening seedlings for disease resistance
  • Spacing seedlings to mimic natural tree regrowth after wildfire. Wider, natural spacing reduces the risk of future fires.
  • Planting seedlings in plastic shelter tubes that dramatically increase plant survival in drought-prone areas

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
154,037 MT CO2E
Please describe the methods you used to estimate carbon. If you used the carbon estimator on this site, enter “1t.org Carbon Estimator.”
1t.org Carbon Estimator

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
The projects we are supporting all have a variety of co-benefits including:

  • California (Pacific Southwest): clean water and air and carbon sequestration
  • Michigan (Northern Great Lakes): endangered species habitat restoration, clean air, and carbon sequestration
  • Rockies Northern and Southern and Pacific Northwest: habitat restoration, carbon sequestration, and clean water and air
  • Texas (South Central): endangered species habitat restoration, clean air and water
  • Minnesota (Northern Lake States): clean air and water, carbon sequestration

 

Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirement
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *