Accion Andina: 30,000,000 high Andean trees by 2030

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
30,000,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
Global Forest Generation
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
The Plains, VA, USA
Website URL
http://www.globalforestgeneration.org
Representative
Florent Kaiser
Email Address
florent@globalforestgen.org
Job Title
Executive Director
Communications Contact
Leslie Danhoff
Email Address
leslie@globalforestgen.org
Phone Number
(301) 404-7433
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Name/title of pledge:
Accion Andina: 30,000,000 high Andean trees by the 2030
Summary (500 words or less):
Acción Andina is a Latin-American led, forest landscape restoration initiative aiming to protect and restore one million hectares of high Andean, native forest ecosystems in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela over the next 25 years for their critical contribution to long-term climate resilience, their importance for water, land and food security for local and indigenous communities, as well as biodiversity habitat for a range of keystone and threatened species. Global Forest Generation, the lead strategic partner for Accion Andina, pledges to conserve and restore at least 100,000 ha in the high Andes, including by growing more than 30 million trees from 2020- 2030.

 

Pledge Website URL
http://www.globalforestgeneration.org
Who are you partnering with?
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Ecosistemas Andinos, Andean Adventures, Asociacion Armonia, Aves y Conservación, Centro de Biodiversidad y Genetica, CONAF Chile, Ecosistemas Argentinos, Fundación Jocotoco, Fundo de Agua (FONAG Ecuador), Sierras de Cordoba.

 

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
  • South America

 

If you have more details about the location of your pledge activities, including continent,country, state, or forest, please list here:
Accion Andina is currently focused on the high Andean, native forest ecosystems in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.
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:
30,000,000
  • Planting Trees to Restore Existing Forestland

 

No. of trees:
20,000,000
  • Afforestation

 

No. of trees:
5,000,000
  • Facilitating Natural Regeneration

 

No. of acres:
123,552.69
Other Supporting Actions
  • Avoided Deforestation

 

  • 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:
Local capacity building is key to the project’s success. Training is provided to communities on multiple aspects, such as community nursery building, propagation techniques, reforestation, conservation, protected area establishment and more. These practices are often replicated by the communities in other areas.

The project creates local jobs, mainly for women, in the nurseries as nursery technicians and/or nursery workers. Each of the 42 nurseries employees on average two laborers and one manager. In addition, each of the operating partners employs on average 1.5 positions for the Acción Andina project, providing jobs and funding for an additional 10 people per project.

 

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.
Accion Andina focuses on the restoration of Polylepis forests, a unique high Andean ecosystem type. They currently comprise a narrow 6,000-kilometer-long, 500,000-hectare vegetative band spanning seven Andean countries and 1 supporting a unique, globally rare ecosystem. The edges of these forests are found at 3,500 – 5,000 meters, mostly defining the upper tree line for the Andes range and often found beneath glaciers. There are 21 native Polylepis species, filling different altitudinal and ecological niches.

Their contribution as a nature-based solution for climate change resilience is enormous, in particular for water and land security, as well as for their important community and biodiversity benefits. No other habitat is proportionally more important for all that it influences below, yet the restoration of these forests have been largely overlooked. Polylepis forests are recognized by local, national and global communities as an important contributor to Andean and Amazon watersheds. They are critical to building permanent streams and wetlands, as well as carbon-rich soils and ecosystems. They also serve as natural water reservoirs and also continuously provide freshwater to hundreds of thousands of people in local communities and cities below, including major Latin-American metropolitan areas.

The particularity of the project is that funds transferred to the communities for their sapling production and reforestation service are used collectively by the entire community for general community benefits, such as school renovation and fees, payment for school buses, solar panels, community halls, and other, depending on current needs. The community can choose to hire additional people to help manage the project and its operations locally, but this depends on the wish and priorities of each community.

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
Polylepis forests are recognized by local, national and global communities as an important contributor to Andean and Amazon watersheds. They are critical to building permanent streams and wetlands, as well as carbon-rich soils and ecosystems. They also serve as natural water reservoirs and also continuously provide freshwater to hundreds of thousands of people in local communities and cities below, including major Latin-American metropolitan areas.

Polylepis forests provide key habitat for a range of threatened species. More than 20 IUCN-listed, species – including birds, mammals and plants – persist in these fragmented and remotely located forests. A few conservation programs, mostly carried out by bird conservation organizations, have done important work to protect and restore them, which informs our work. Depending on available funding for monitoring, Global Forest Generation and the Accion Andina partners will measure increase in biodiversity and species richness, as well as hydrological changes as a result of the interventions.

The number of jobs created within the local communities (primarily nursery management positions, as well as contract work to collect saplings and undertake restoration campaigns) will be tracked.

 

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The PrintReleaf 10 Million Standard Tree Pledge

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
10,000,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
PrintReleaf
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
7000 Broadway, Ste 10100, Denver, CO, 80221
Website URL
http://www.printreleaf.com
Representative
Jordan Darragh
Email Address
jdarragh@printreleaf.com
Job Title
CEO
Phone Number
(303) 419-4463
Communications Contact
Jordan Darragh
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Name/title of pledge:
The PrintReleaf 10 Million Standard Tree Pledge
Summary (500 words or less):
PrintReleaf provides a sustainable paper certification system to the print industry where we scientifically measure paper consumpation and certifiably reforest trees on an equivalent basis.  We are excited to involve our hundreds of partners and their thousands of customers in the 1 trillion effort.  Based on our current growth trend, we project to plant 10 million standard trees between 2021 and 2030.  Note that a standard tree is a standard unit of measure equivalent to 40 feet high by 7 inches wide.  You can learn more about our certification system and standard tree equivalency at www.printreleaf.com/standard.

 

Who are you partnering with?
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PrintReleaf partners with a number of reforestation organizations that agree to the minimum requirements of our Standard and have been certified to our Standard by our certifying body – SGS International.  Our active partners include Trees, Water & People, WeForest, Plant with Purpose, One Tree Planted and Nuatree.

 

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

 

If you have more details about the location of your pledge activities, including continent,country, state, or forest, please list here:
PrintReleaf has active reforestation projects in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
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:
10,000,000
  • Planting Trees to Restore Existing Forestland

 

No. of trees:
10,000,000
Other Supporting Actions
  • Data and Technological Tools

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Workforce Development

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
PrintReleaf’s sustainable paper certification system is provided through a cloud-based software platform.  It is integrated with the Global Forest Watch platform (hosted and developed by the World Resource’s Institute).  Therefore we providing near real-time education to our end customers who are deciding where to reforest their paper (print) consumption through our menu of projects.  And, our projects are strategically located to provide reforestation to land that is ripe for repair – typically previous forest land.

As part of our Standard requirements, our partners need to execute forestry management best practices to ensure the survival of our trees.

We’re also contributing to workforce development by, in most cases, creating new jobs for seedling development, tree planting, and forest management.

 

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 PrintReleaf Standard outlines our best practices and requirements for following ecologically appropriate forestry.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
3,080,725 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?
It does not.

 

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Reporting Requirement
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Delaware Forest Service – One million trees (2020 – 2030)

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
1573.04842716481
Value Region Conserve
186.145432945057
Total Trees Pledged
0
Entity Details
Entity Name
Delaware Forest Service
Entity Type
Government
Headquarters Location
Dover, Delaware
Website URL
https://de.gov/forestry
Representative
John Petersen
Email Address
john.petersen@delaware.gov
Job Title
Community Relations Officer
Phone Number
(302) 698-4552
Communications Contact
John Petersen
Email Address
john.petersen@delaware.gov
Phone Number
(302) 698-4552
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Name/title of pledge:
Delaware Forest Service – One million trees (2020 – 2030)
Summary (500 words or less):
The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) employs 22 full-time staff, including professional foresters, conservation technicians, and education, communication, and administrative professionals. These experts provide technical assistance, funding, and education that serve as the foundation for tree planting, conservation, reforestation, forest management, and wildfire protection throughout the First State. The DFS intends to be a cooperative partner in achieving a global goal of restoring and growing one trillion trees by 2030.
Since 1927, the DFS has worked with regional and national organizations on behalf of the citizens of the First State to help them harness the full range of environmental and economic benefits from trees and forests. Delaware covers about 1.25 million acres, of which about 359,000 acres are forested (almost 30%). The DFS pledges to work with cooperative partners of 1t.org to connect tree planting and restoration opportunities with professionals who can ensure that trees will both survive and thrive in the First State.
With more than 78 percent of Delaware’s forests privately owned, technical assistance will be integral to the success of 1t.org. The DFS pledges to continue its commitment to sustainable forestry and stewardship, restoration of forest wetlands and headwater forests, soil and water conservation, tree planting and maintenance, forest markets, urban and community forestry, wildfire reduction, and trees as an important buffer against climate change and coastal sea-level rise.
Who are you partnering with?
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The Delaware Forest Service plans to work with a wide range of national, regional, state, and local partners from all sectors—government, nonprofit, and private—to secure the resources to meet its pledged goal of 1 million trees by 2030.

National:

Arbor Day Foundation

American Forests

USDA Forest Service

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Regional:

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

State:

Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife

DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Delaware Open Space Council

Governor’s Council on Forestry

Delaware Community Forestry Council

Local:

Municipalities (57 incorporated communities)

County Governments

Homeowner and Civic Associations

Nonprofits:

Delaware Association of Conservation Districts

Delaware Center for Horticulture

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Delaware Cooperative Extension

Delaware Forestry Association

Delaware Nature Society

Delaware Tree Farm Committee

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

 

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.”
  • Northeast

 

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

 

  • Permanent Conservation

 

No. of acres:
1,000
  • Rural Conservation Policy

 

No. of acres:
2,500
Tree Planting and Regeneration
Tree Planting
  • Yes! My pledge will include tree planting activities.

 

Other Supporting Actions
  • Sustainable Forestry

 

  • Data and Technological Tools

 

  • Science and Technical Assistance

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Forest Product Markets and Innovation

 

  • Environmental Education

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
Forest Protection and Restoration

  • Work with partners to protect and conserve headwater forests, large contiguous forest blocks, and forested wetlands.
  • Restore and expand areas for a variety of forest types, including state rare types such as baldcypress, Atlantic white-cedar, ancient sand-ridge oak forests, and Coastal Plain rich woods.
  • Use tree plantings (afforestation) to connect critical forested blocks and landscapes to improve their ecological quality and value.
  • Support forest protection statutes to protect forest corridors and riparian buffers.
  • Protect critical forests through conservation easements using state, county, and nongovernmental funding sources.
  • Maintain funding for Delaware’s Forestland Preservation Program.
  • Prioritize acquisition of lands containing riparian corridors, at-risk wildlife, and rare habitats.

 

Conservation of Soil and Water Resources

  • Permanently protect headwater and wetland forests.
  • Work with partners to restore wetland/floodplain forests in critical forest landscapes.
  • Establish forested buffers along impaired waterways and isolated forested wetlands.
  • Monitor forest management operations to ensure they do not degrade water quality.
  • Support efforts to protect non-tidal freshwater wetlands.
  • Plant riparian forested buffers along tax ditches.
  • Protect forested ground water recharge areas.

 

Urban and Community Forests

 

  • Increase urban tree canopy by working with communities on projects that highlight the benefits of trees on public health, quality of life, heat island mitigation, and water quality.
  • Set tree canopy goals for priority communities.
  • Continue community forestry matching grant program.
  • Afforest vacant open space managed by civic associations.
  • Work partners in each county to provide technical assistance and promote storm water mitigation using tree planting and forest conservation.
  • Provide technical urban forestry assistance to municipalities.
  • Increase the number of managing communities, especially in urban priority area. communities
  • Encourage urban forest management plans with professional tree inventories.
  • Assist civic associations with education technical assistance and encourage urban forest management plans.
  • Provide education and resources on http://delawaretrees.com

 

Goals: (Delaware Statewide Forest Strategy and Delaware Forest Action Plan)

 

DE-1.3.1.     Protect 2,500 acres of forests in priority areas by 2028.

 

DE-1.4.1      Permanently protect 1,000 acres of headwater forests by 2025.

 

DE-1.4.2      Restore 250 acres of wetlands/floodplain forests by 2025.

 

DE-1.4.3      Establish 5 miles of forested buffers along impaired waterways and isolated wetlands by 2030.

 

DE-1.4.4      Work to protect forested ground water recharge areas.

 

DE-1.4.5      Support the establishment of buffer and forest protection ordinances at the state and county levels with language on afforestation, restoration, maintenance, and monitoring.

 

DE-1.4.9      Develop a strategy to plant riparian forested buffers along tax ditches.

 

DE-1.6.1      Work with communities to complete at least two projects in each county by 2025 that address and highlight the benefits of trees (e.g., public health and quality of life, heat island effects mitigation, water quality protection, and numerous other social and environmental benefits).

 

DE-1.6.2      Incorporate or update tree canopy goals into urban tree canopy (UTC) priority communities by 2025.

 

DE-1.6.3      Continue providing community forestry grant program with annual funding as available.

 

DE-1.6.4      Afforest 5 acres of vacant open space by 2025 in UTC priority areas managed by civic associations.

 

DE-1.6.5      Partner with state organizations and municipalities on projects in each county by 2025 that promote storm water mitigation strategies using tree planting and forest conservation by providing technical assistance.

 

DE-1.7.2      Continue monitoring for forest pests (including plants) both invasive and native and maintain periodic aerial/ground surveys.

 

DE-1.7.3      Support cost-share programs for targeted efforts to stop new infestations or isolated infestations of forest pests including invasive plants.

 

Forest Management

 

DE-1.8.2      Annually treat at least 250 acres to maintain/restore fire-adapted ecosystems.

 

DE-3.1.1      Support the Delaware Tree Farm Program.

 

DE-3.1.2      Work with industry and landowners to address high-grading.

 

DE-3.1.3      Maintain and enhance cost shares for forestry activities. Continue EQIP, CSP, and state cost share funds for forestry.

 

DE-3.1.11    Maintain technical forestry assistance to landowners and establish new stewardship plans totaling 9,000 acres by 2025 (1,800 per year), including 6,500 acres within rural priority area.

 

DE-3.5.1      Provide technical urban forestry assistance to municipalities. Increase the number of managing communities to 21 by 2025, including at least 10 within UTC priority communities.

 

DE-3.5.2      Encourage urban forest management plans with professional tree inventories and establish an urban tree canopy goal for all UTC priority communities by 2025.

 

DE-3.5.3      Assist civic associations with both guidance and technical assistance and encourage them to complete urban management plans.

 

How will you contribute to the implementation of this pledge?
Check all that apply.
  • Governmental actions (public)
  • Engage individuals

 

Responsible & Equitable Forestry
Please describe below how your pledge will seek to meet these conditions.
To ensure the perpetuation of forests for the long term, governments must include provisions to promote forests and assist forest landowners in their policies, laws, and long-term planning processes. Governments also need to
include forest protection and enhancement within their budgeting processes.
The DFS, working with our partners, has identified the following strategies concerning the legal, institutional and economic framework for forest conservation.Increase landowners’ and governments’ knowledge and
appreciation of forests and forest management:
● Assist at least 50 new (or those who previously never worked with forestry professionals) forest landowners in the rural priority area and 5 community leaders and civic associations in urban UTC priority communities annually.
● Explore opportunities to provide forest and tree management information to new landowners, homeowners, and homeowner associations (HOAs).
● Provide educational opportunities for forest landowners via all avenues (print, media, Internet, etc.) and utilize State Forests as forest management demonstration sites.
● Incorporate forests and related issues into state, county, and local land-use planning.
● Provide urban forestry educational programs (land-use planning, tree care, etc.) to community leaders, civic associations, and homeowners.
● Consider legislation requiring certification for tree care
professionals operating in Delaware.
● Promote the importance of forest markets and forest industry to state legislators and key decision makers.
Increase teachers’ and students’ understanding and
appreciation of forests and forest management.
● Establish a working group to support new and existing school-based outdoor learning centers and develop best practices for their curriculum and use.
● Incorporate Children in Nature curriculum into schools.
● Maintain active participation in the Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE).
● Incorporate the Project Learning Tree (PLT) curriculum into pre-service programs at Delaware college and university teaching programs.
● Assist with incorporating forestry into the implementation of the new statewide Environmental Literacy Program (ELP).
● Continue maintaining the two State Forest Education Centers and promote them for use in local school curricula.
● Continue providing forestry educational programs to elementary schools (Arbor Day, Smokey Bear, etc.).
● Work with partners and continue providing natural resource learning opportunities outside of the classroom, such as Envirothon, Science Olympiad, and Forestry 4-H programs.
● Participate in the development and implementation of the
Delaware Master Naturalist Program as well as curriculum
development where applicable.
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Tentree’s 1 Billion Global Tree Pledge

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
Tentree
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
Vancouver, WA
Website URL
http://www.tentree.com
Representative
Derrick Emsley
Email Address
derrick@tentree.com
Job Title
CEO, Co-Founder
Communications Contact
Sola Desgagne
Email Address
sola.desgagne@tentree.com
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Name/title of pledge:
Tentree’s 1 Billion Global Tree Pledge
Summary (500 words or less):
Tentree was founded with the goal of doing one thing – planting trees. We create the most sustainable apparel we can and use it as a vehicle to plant trees – 10 trees for every item sold. To date, we have planted just shy of 50MM trees across the globe in areas such as Canada, USA, Nepal, Madagascar, Senegal, and Indonesia. We have invested millions in tree planting efforts during this time and have also developed the first on-the-ground verification platform for global reforestation efforts that we are currently rolling out in Nepal, Madagascar, Indonesia, and Peru.

To date, these trees have provided >500 full-time jobs in Madagascar, supported over 200 farmers in Senegal, provided >100 jobs in Indonesia, and supported countless communities across the globe. Collectively, these trees have covered over 3,000 hectares of land in Madagascar, Nepal, and Indonesia (density ranges from 10 – 20k trees/hectare). In Senegal, where fruit trees are the main focus, it has resulted in hundreds of farmers converting their unproductive Peanut farms into productive “Forest Gardens”.

A number of our projects focus on mangroves (~40MM of the 50). These mangroves will sequester over 10MM tonnes of carbon in their lives. We suspect that, with natural regeneration, this number will be dramatically higher.

 

Pledge Website URL
https://www.tentree.ca/pages/register-your-trees
Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
ECOAN / Global Forest Generation (Peru), Plant with Purpose (Haiti), Eden Projects (Madagascar, Indonesia, Nepal), Trees for the Future (Senegal), Zanzibar, Parks Canada, & One Tree Planted (Canada), Monarch Butterfly Foundation (Mexico), and several others.

 

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.)
  • Pacific Southwest
  • Rocky Mountain, North
  • International
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • North America

 

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

 

  • Permanent Conservation

 

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:
850,000,000
  • Agroforestry

 

No. of trees:
14,000,000
  • Planting Trees in Developed Areas

 

No. of trees:
1,000,000
  • Facilitating Natural Regeneration

 

Other Supporting Actions
  • Sustainable Forestry

 

  • Avoided Deforestation

 

  • Nursery Development

 

  • Data and Technological Tools

 

  • Science and Technical Assistance

 

  • Tree Protection through Management

 

  • Forest Product Markets and Innovation

 

  • Workforce Development

 

  • Environmental Education

 

  • Conservation Finance

 

Please describe your entity’s specific contribution to all of the supporting actions you selected above:
Our goal is that in the next 10 years, we will contribute between $100 – 150MM to tree planting efforts across the globe. In addition, we aim to continue investing Millions in our technology development and using this as a verification tool that will bring millions more to tree planting beyond our own contributions. In addition, we contribute time (CEO on board of Non-profits) and intend to become much more involved in global advocacy work for tree planting.

 

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.
Every project that we engage with must promote both environmental and social benefits. We have developed a tool that helps ensure this happens, we travel to every site regularly, and we only partner with the most reputable groups across the globe. We partner very closely (ie. Board seats) and engage in a vetting process before moving forward.

 

Carbon Benefits
How much carbon dioxide, in total, will your pledge have sequestered 50 years after completion?
250,000,00 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.”
We’ve used papers that focus on mangrove sequestration but would be open to exploring alternative methods to calculate.

 

Co-Benefits
Does your pledge have a stated goal to provide benefits beyond carbon sequestration?
So many! It will provide thousands of jobs, support thousands of farmers in getting out of unsustainable agriculture and into fruit tree farming, help bring back fish populations critical to community help, support education (we helped build a maternity center & classroom), access to freshwater (we purchased a fresh water well drilling rig), and more. The tree planting efforts we’re employing will fundamentally change the lives of 10’s of thousands of people in the next decade.

 

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Verizon to Plant 20 Million Trees by 2030

Status Pledge
Allowing Edits
Value Region Grow
970.654391645593
Value Region Conserve
221.456734829027
Total Trees Pledged
10,000,000
Entity Details
Entity Name
Verizon
Entity Type
Corporation
Headquarters Location
1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Website URL
https://www.verizon.com/
Representative
Kevin Colton
Email Address
kevin.t.colton@verizon.com
Job Title
Sustainability – Project Manager
Phone Number
(469) 262-3126
Communications Contact
Kevin Colton
Email Address
kevin.t.colton@verizon.com
Phone Number
(469) 262-3126
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Acknowledgement
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Name/title of pledge:
Verizon’s 10 Million Trees in 10 Years Pledge
Summary (500 words or less):
Verizon’s 10 Million Trees in 10 Years Pledge

Verizon’s commitment to the planet includes focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, emissions reduction, water conservation, waste reduction and more. One of our focus areas is bio-diversity which includes helping to re-establish global tree canopies destroyed by natural and man-made disasters.

As part of 1T.org, we are pledging to plant 10 million additional trees by 2030. This brings our total commitment to 20 million trees by 2030.

Metric:

  • Trees: 10M by 2030

We are proud to partner primarily with Eden Reforestation to accomplish this significant goal of 10 million additional trees by 2030. We expect to plant at least 1.6 million trees each year through 2030. We will work with multiple partners for local and regional requirements as needed.

Since 2009, Verizon has planted a total of 3.3 million trees in 27 states and 13 countries including the US. This includes hurricane, tornado and wildfire relief efforts. We publish audited results of our tree planting efforts in our annual ESG report.

 

Who are you partnering with?
Add Partner Entities
Primarily partnering with Eden Reforestation. We will work with multiple partners for local and regional requirements as needed.

 

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:
10,000,000
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.
Our planting partners will only plant native tree species to ensure the best survival rate – ensuring the right tree in the right place. Our partners work closely with local communities for both planting and on-going site care.

 

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

 

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
Entity Logo
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Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
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Acknowledgement
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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
Entity Logo
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Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
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Acknowledgement
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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
Entity Logo
Please upload your entity’s logo

 

Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
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Acknowledgement
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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?
Add Partner Entities
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
  • Review and Acknowledge the U.S. Chapter Reporting Requirements. *

 

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
Entity Logo
Please upload your entity’s logo

 

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

 

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
Entity Logo
Please upload your entity’s logo

 

Pledge Authorization and Acknowledgement
Authorization
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Acknowledgement
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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?
Add Partner Entities
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.

 

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