Pledge by Tentree
Tentree's 1 Billion Global Tree PledgeTotal Trees Pledged: 1,000,000,000
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,
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.
We are excited to announce our pledge of 1 billion trees by 2030. While our pledge is global in scope, we are pledging to plant 20 million trees in the US as our pledge to the US Chapter 1t.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
250,000,00 MT CO2e