TikTokers Plant 10,000 Trees by Showing Off Their Favorite #EcoHacks

Kaylee Brzezinski | August 9, 2021 | 4 min read

TikTokers Plant 10,000 Trees by Sharing Their Best Eco Hacks

There is something for everyone on TikTok, even you nature-loving tree huggers! During Earth Month, we teamed up with TikTok to challenge all of you to share your best eco-friendly hacks for sustainable living. We promised to plant a tree for every video posted that used #EcoHacks. Well the results were INCREDIBLE and we are thrilled to announce that we will be planting 10,000 trees on behalf of this amazing TikTok community! 


Here's All Hackin' the Details!

The aim of the campaign was quite simple. Show us your #EcoHacks and we will plant a tree! Whether you are a beginner at sustainability with your reusable straw or you've mastered the art of composting, we wanted to see it! TikTokers found creative ways to show off their hacks. Some gave us tutorials on their favorite zero-waste tricks and others showed off their up-cycling skills. And while most TikTok challenges are super fun, we want to kick things up a notch so...

We Made an Original Song!

Thanks to our awesome tree-loving community we were able to collaborate with a top-notch music producer to take this #EcoHacks vision to the next level! The song elevated these eco hacks with this amazing earth rap about all the benefits to a green way of living! For those music driven TikTokers, this song was a perfect place to start to find a way to support the planet. 

Hands on a phone using TikTok


What Impact Will These Trees Have?

Glad you asked! The trees from this campaign will be allocated to our amazing reforestation project in Chippewa National Park in Minnesota! Chippewa National Forest spans more than 600,000 acres, home to some of the state's last old-growth forests. Notably, the Chippewa National Forest has one of the highest densities of bald eagle nesting sites in the country, with more than 150 pairs nesting in the forest annually. In addition to preserving wildlife habitat, this project will also focus on restoration from wind damage, tree diseases, and insect damage that have left the forest vulnerable. Reforestation can keep the Chippewa National Forest healthy for generations to come, and preserve the culture of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa, who have a deep connection with the forest.


Need a Laugh? 

Check out how Captain Planet uses his #EcoHacks to save the world!

Check out how Captain Planet uses his #EcoHacks

Video by: Wade Holland and Abby Wren Artistry

Thanks so everyone who got those ring lights out and showed us your best eco-friendly ways to help us make positive impact by planting trees for Earth Month! By spreading awareness on how to live more sustainably, we make it possible for others to start their journey. And if you're looking for some sweet tips, check out #EcoHacks on TikTok. Even we learned some new ways to improve our green game. Want to do something good for the planet now? Plant a tree!

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. For Treecember, we're planting trees that support a global forest fire recovery fund. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reforest lands damaged by record-setting fires
  • Support healthy habitat for iconic biodiversity
  • Plant tree species that will help reduce future fire impact
  • This holiday season, we’re planting trees in areas around the world that have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. The most common naturally-caused wildfires occur during droughts or dry weather, and under these circumstances, trees and other vegetation are converted to flammable fuel. Human-caused forest fires can be a result of various activities like unregulated slash and burn agriculture, equipment failure or engine sparks, and discarded cigarettes.

    After wildfires, reforestation is essential in areas where the fire intensity burned off available seed supply within the soil, and/or where there are not enough healthy trees still growing and producing new seeds nearby. Reforestation starts once professional assessments have been made to determine where human intervention would be the most ecologically beneficial. Help restore these vital ecosystems by planting a tree. 🌿
  • Every year, forest fires are increasing in size and severity, damaging vital ecosystems and creating a need for millions of trees. Some major consequences of forest fires include significant loss of wildlife, loss of vegetation, soil erosion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

    With so much fire damage, reforestation is essential to catalyze the environmental recovery process. The trees are carefully planted to prevent invasive species from colonizing burn scars and restore quality habitat for native biodiversity. One Tree Planted is connecting with on-the-ground partners to establish viable reforestation projects when the recently affected regions are ready for planting. This fund will contribute to planting projects in British Columbia, Idaho, Ghana, Portugal, and beyond. Let's get to work! 🌲
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partners on the ground will determine the most appropriate species of tree and shrubs. We only plant native tree species that will restore the local ecosystem, re-establish wildlife habitat, and reduce the likelihood of future fires.

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