Pledge by Aspiration
Plant Your ChangeTotal Trees Pledged: 1,000,000,000
Supporting actions: Nursery Development, Data and Technological Tools, Financial Innovation,
Across our consumer and enterprise sustainability offerings, Aspiration will fund the planting of 1 billion trees by 2030, focusing on areas around the world with high potential for meaningful climate, ecosystem and community impact. Reforestation projects will seek to restore degraded habitats through the planting of native species and providing livelihood and engagement opportunities for local communities to plant and regrow their forests sustainably for the future. Additional project benefits include enhanced soil stabilization, improved watershed health, positive climate impacts through nature based carbon removal and restored habitat for wildlife.
In addition to reforestation, tree planting will occur as components of agroforestry projects, providing new revenue streams and market access to local communities from expanded crop yields and crop diversity. Agroforestry projects will promote regenerative agriculture practices, soil and water conservation and organic farming aimed at improving agricultural systems and addressing food security in local farming communities.
Portions of the 1 billion trees planted commitment may be dedicated to:
- Carbon credit generating projects, which will be monitored, reported, and verified in accordance with the rules of the offset standard program which the project is being developed under
- Pure tree planting projects, which will be monitored, inspected and audited periodically by Aspiration and independent 3rd party natural resource auditing companies, in partnership with selected larger scale tree planting partners
Current or past partners include Eden Reforestation Projects, One Tree Planted, Arbor Day Foundation, American Forests, Trees for the Future, Imperative Global, and Compassionate Carbon, with a range of additional partners (both for planting and funding) in process.
Data and Technological Tools: Aspiration is creating the Plant Your Change platform that enables users to round up spare change from their purchases to support vital forest conservation and restoration actions.
In collaboration with the expertise of our experienced and proven tree planting partners, we work to ensure that all Aspiration funded tree planting is conducted in consultation with local communities and relevant government authorities with a holistic integrated resource and adaptive management approach.