We plant a tree with every order! 

Location for July 2020: INDIA

*we planted 384 trees in The Amazon Rainforest, Peru in June.
(scroll down to see our planting certificates!)

Click HERE to add any number of trees to your order to be planted in the designated area for the month.

  • We're teaming up with our local partners in order to support the needs of families while creating a positive impact for the environment. Fruit trees will be planted in the rural Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Odisha, where food scarcity has been amplified by the effects of COVID-19. At a time when many migrant laborers are returning home, planting trees in the homesteads, communities, and villages that dot these regions will help keep hunger at bay. And over time, it will create sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, changing lives and strengthening local economies.
  • Each tree planted will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this project are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits, too!
  • India has the lowest air quality in the world, which is bad news for human health, doubly so in the face of a respiratory virus. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.
  • The species we’ll focus on are: moringa, papaya, banana, lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes take a little longer (3 years) to produce fruit, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers.

We're partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every order placed on our website each month. One Tree Planted As is dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees! 
Each month, we plant one tree for every online order.

One Order = One Dollar = One Tree Planted.

But we didn't stop there. We want to offer YOU the chance to plant as many trees as your heart desires- now you can. For every tree you purchase, one will be planted in the designated area for that month. 

Why Trees? 

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree! Trees are like the vacuums of our planet. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and fossil fuel combustion trap heat in the atmosphere. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks; absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide and reducing the effects of climate change. Trees are crucial for our air, water, biodiversity, social impact, health, and climate. 

 

One Tree Planted Certificates