One Tree Planted is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees around the world. We plant in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia to help with restoration from forest fires and floods, as well as contribute to creating jobs, building communities, and protecting habitat for biodiversity.
For every dollar donated, one tree is planted at one of our reforestation sites across the world. We send the funds to our awesome planting partners who help us get trees in the ground.
Our goal is to make it easy for people to understand the importance of trees and give them the ability to plant a tree in an area that needs support.
While the organization's founder Matt was working in sustainable food packaging, he learned that companies were often unwilling to spend the little extra money required to make the switch from traditional packaging to their recyclable or compostable counterparts. Regardless, many still wanted to do their part to help the environment. It was for this reason that in 2014, Matt founded One Tree Planted; to make it easy and affordable for businesses and individuals help make a difference.
We pool the donations for each project and send the funds to our reforestation partners. We vet our partners to ensure that we maintain a tree survival rate of 80-90%.
Depending on the project, our partners choose the best tree species to plant and work with local communities to get them in the ground. Planting typically happens in the rainy season when the soil is wet and provides optimal conditions for tree survival.
Reforestation has a positive impact on these 6 pillars:
Air - Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants, filtering the air we breathe
Water - They capture rainwater and reduce the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides, as well as prevent waterside erosion
Biodiversity - Trees act as homes to hundreds of species of insects, fungi, moss, animals, and plants
Social Impact - They provide food for humans and animals, as well as jobs for arborist, researchers, and loggers
Health - Trees help reduce stress, anxiety, and provide shade from the sun
Climate - They help cool our overheating planet by absorbing harmful greenhouse gasses
Goals this year
Since 2014, we have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. In 2018, we were able to get 1.3 million trees in the ground - we're looking to bring than number to 4 million in 2019!
Matt Hill is the Founder and Director of One Tree Planted. He created the organization in 2014 with a mission to make it simple for people to give back to the environment. As a father and nature-lover, Matt wants to make sure future generations can enjoy the great outdoors.
We have reforestation projects in:
North America - USA (California, Colorado, Florida and Oregon), Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec)
South America - Peru (Andes), Brazil (Amazon Rainforest), Guatemala, Haiti