THE LATEST NEWS, PRESS, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
FROM ONE TREE PLANTED AND OUR REFORESTATION PARTNERS
Salesforce Drives Reforestation Across Canada in Partnership with One Tree Planted - As part of its 100 million tree goal, Salesforce will grow and conserve 500,000 trees in the wildfire-ravaged Fraser Plateau in British Columbia, helping accelerate reforestation efforts and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The partnership with One Tree Planted will also see a new tree equity initiative in 2022 that will engage youth in a Toronto-based urban reforestation project.
One Tree Planted Receives $15 million dollar grant from the Bezos Earth Fund - One Tree Planted has been awarded a $15 million grant from the Bezos Earth Fund to support our work restoring landscapes across the African Continent as part of the AFR100 initiative. Launched in 2020, the Bezos Earth Fund is a $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists, NGOs, and private-sector entities that are taking critical action to combat the climate crisis, preserve and protect the natural world, and support climate justice. We’re proud to be included among the recipients in this round of grants, which is squarely focused on conserving land and sea, restoring degraded land, and advancing climate justice.
New England Patriots and One Tree Planted Create Memorial Garden in Honor of 9/11 - To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we created a memorial garden at Gillette Stadium with the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001. On September 9th 2021, a ceremony was held at the stadium to launch the opening of two other exhibits for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a display wall, and a memorial of steel from the World Trade Center.
Planting Trees with Congressman Panetta in Support of the Replant Act - We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to plant coast live oaks in Toro park with congressman Panetta! Congressman Panetta is a co-sponsor of the REPLANT Act, which will help the U.S. Forest Service plant 1.2 billion trees and create nearly 49,000 jobs over the next ten years to address the growing backlog of nearly two million acres of national forestland in need of reforestation.
This Non-Profit with Montreal Roots is Helping Trees to Sprout Around the World - We are thrilled to announce our partnership with World Agroforestry - ICRAF to plant 550,000 trees! The trees will be planted on smallholders’ cocoa farms and will be the first time that cocoa agroforestry is rolled out at scale in West Africa.
This Non-Profit with Montreal Roots is Helping Trees to Sprout Around the World - One Tree Planted founder Matt Hill says he was selling eco-friendly food packaging to concessionaires at the Vancouver Olympics when the idea of his non-profit came to him: rather than try to sell more ecological merchandise that corporations would reject because of the cost, offer those corporations a lower-cost opportunity to help the environment.
20 Million Trees to be Planted in Indonesia by 2025 - In partnership with government and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), AstraZeneca has launched the AZ Forest programme in Indonesia - a commitment to support a healthy environment and improve socioeconomic development and livelihoods for Indonesians by planting 20 million trees in the country over the next five years. This commitment is part of the delivery of the global AZ Forest programme, announced at the World Economic Forum in January, which pledged to plant 50 million trees by 2025 in partnership with One Tree Planted.
Outlander Fans Band Together to Make a Global Impact - 15 women from around the world connected over Twitter in the midst of a global pandemic in admiration of Caitriona Balfe, star of the hit show Outlander. They started a campaign to plant trees for the actor's birthday intending to plant only 410. Quickly, the campaign resulted in over 50,000 trees planted around the world!
Global Partnership to plant 25 Million Trees for Australia's Bushfire Recovery - The large-scale environmental project is a collaboration between AstraZeneca’s global initiative AZ Forest supported by partner One Tree Planted, and the Global EverGreening Alliance’s Restore Australia program, supported by Ark2030. All on-ground activity will be delivered by one of Australia’s largest environmental restoration organizations, Greening Australia.
Hector Bellerin Plants 58,617 Trees in The Amazon Rainforest - In June, Arsenal Football Club’s Hector Bellerin announced that for every Arsenal win he would plant 3,000 trees in the Amazon Rainforest with One Tree Planted. Between Arsenal winning several games as well as fans and rivals alike participating, Hector will be planting 58,617 tress through this partnership.
One Tree Planted And The Jane Goodall Institute Announce Partnership On Critical Restoration Project In Africa - Reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted announced today, World Chimpanzee Day, a partnership with global community conservation organization the Jane Goodall Institute on the "Wildlife Habitat & Corridor Restoration Project." The effort will plant more than three million trees, supporting long-term and large-scale restoration of the Albertine Rift Forests across western Uganda. Today also marks the 60th anniversary of the day that Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, to begin her ground-breaking study of the wild chimpanzees living there.
2020 construction kicks off for Steigerwald Reconnection Project - Construction begins at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on June 1. The work is part of a multi-year Steigerwald Reconnection Project, a collaboration led by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Port of Camas-Washougal to reconfigure the existing Columbia River levee system to reduce flood risk, reconnect 965 acres of Columbia River floodplain, and increase recreation opportunities at the Refuge..
Earth Day Announcement: 1 Million Trees Bushfire Recovery Nurseries - In recognition of Earth Day's 50th Anniversary, we are THRILLED to announce that in partnership with Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) we will be planting up to one million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries in Australia! This is an excellent first step in starting the restoration process where the bushfires occurred.
Announcing 500,000 Fruit Trees Reforestation Project in India - We're thrilled to announce a new 500,000 fruit trees reforestation project to combat poverty and hunger while fighting pollution and climate change in India. We're teaming up with our local partners at Sustainable Green Initiative in order to support the needs of families while creating a positive impact for the environment.
Coronavirus Should Not Stop The World From Celebrating Earth Day From Home - It’s Earth Day from home this year, but there are ways you can make a big impact from your small space on this planet. For some suggestions, Murdock checked in with Diana Chaplin, canopy director at One Tree Planted.
100,000 trees planted at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge - The project was funded through a donation from One Tree Planted as part of a regional effort supported by the foundation to plant 1.5 million trees and shrubs by the end of 2020.
30 Nonprofit Founders That Will Impact the World in 2020 - CEO and Founder of One Tree Planted, Matt Hill was highlighted by Cause Artist as one of 30 non profit Founders that will impact the world in 2020 due to the tremendous growth in the company and number of trees planted. Also mentioned was the impact working with businesses can have.
Volunteers plant hundreds of trees in Paradise and Magalia - Volunteers came out to plant about 700 blue and black in the Camp Fire burn scar. The district facilitated the plantings at landowners’ properties in Paradise and Magalia, aiming to restore the forest with native trees adapted to higher temperatures and resilient to fires.
Bringing forward decarbonisation plans by more than a decade - AstraZeneca has committed to have zero carbon emissions from operations across the world by 2025 and ensure our entire value chain is carbon negative by 2030, bringing forward decarbonisation plans by more than a decade. Part of this plan is to plant 50 million trees over 5 years with One Tree Planted.
Mastercard and Partners Launch Priceless Planet Coalition to Act on Climate Change - Mastercard announced the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition, a platform to unite corporate sustainability efforts and make meaningful investments to preserve the environment.
Together with partners who share a commitment to doing well by doing good, the Priceless Planet Coalition is pledging to plant 100 million trees over five years. Tree planting partners include World Resources Institute, Conservation International, and One Tree Planted.
100,000 Trees in the Amazon as Holiday Gift to Staff - In a move that inspired and environmentally conscious companies will hopefully emulate, as a holiday gift to its employees, Warner Music Group is partnering with One Tree Plantedto plant trees in the fire-ravaged Amazon forest.
The world needs trees more than ever. Here’s how to plant some on your travels. - The Washington Post takes a look at the benefits of trees and how travel affects the environment. The article also includes an exclusive interview with our Canopy Director, Diana Chaplin and the One Tree Planted carbon calculator. Find out your carbon footprint today!
These Nonprofits are Tackling Climate Change on the Ground - In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, The Daily Beast highlighted One Tree Planted as a charity tackling climate change through reforestation among other organizations also doing their part through ocean clean up, recycling, green energy, and more.
Bella Hadid Paying to Have 600 Trees Planted to Help Reduce Her Carbon Footprint from Air Travel - The 23-year-old supermodel announced on Instagram that she will donate 600 trees with One Tree Planted to make up for the flights that she’s taken over the past three months and cover her emissions through the end of the year.
How Your Company Can Help Reduce Global Carbon Emissions By Two-Thirds - Our Canopy Director Diana Chaplin, gives insight on how reforestation benefits companies in this article with mindbodygreen.
Heineken Partners With Environmental Nonprofit as Part of Sustainability Commitment - Heineken is partnering with One Tree Planted and Outside Lands Music Festival as part of the company’s commitment to ‘Brewing a Better World’ by promoting environmental sustainability.
Reforestation: Replanting the Philippines’ forests one tree at a time - Matt Hill, Founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist of One Tree Planted discusses new reforestation project in the Philippines and how the new project will focus on restoring habitats for local species such as the Philippine Eagle and the Philippine Tarsier.
Reforestation: 4 Reasons Startup Founders Should Care - Matt Hill, Founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist of One Tree Planted talks about why it is important for businesses to choose a measurable cause to support like reforestation and the benefits of doing so.
One Tree Planted Announces Partnership with the US Forest Service - One Tree Planted is now an official partner of the US Forest Service to plant trees in National Forests in areas where they are needed most. This partnership will help ensure that forests in the United States thrive for long-term ecological and social benefit
Earth Month with One Tree Planted Draws 4,500 Volunteers Outdoors- The month of April saw incredible community participation as 4,500 volunteers attended events in 70 locations around the world to plant trees, support with environmental maintenance, and even conduct trash cleanup.
Volunteers Begin Replanting Tree for Private Landowner Affected by Camp Fire - A group of 30 volunteers began replanting trees in Butte County, California, near Concow for a private land owner whose land was burned in the Camp Fire. The effort included One Tree Planted, the Butte County Conservation Resource District, and Point Blue Conservation Science, along with local volunteers.
Startup Mentality and Nonprofits: A Match Made in Heaven? - Matt Hill, the founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist at One Tree Planted discusses the importance as a non-profit to engage with your audience through marketing, communication, and simplicity in order to create brand loyalty.
1,000 Trees Planted In The Sourlands By Five Young Ecologists - Interns at The Sourlands in New Jersey planted over 1,000 trees with plans to plant many more for restoration after forest loss due to the Emerald Ash Borer. One Tree Planted supported this youth-led project to plant a wide variety of trees and shrubs to restore the understory, stabilize streambanks, and provide critical habitat for resident and migratory wildlife.
Planting effort restores over 1,000 acres of forest ecosystem on the Hiawatha NF [VIDEO] - One Tree Planted partners with the US Forest Service to plant 711,500 trees on over 1,000 acres across the East Zone of the Hiawatha National Forest during Summer 2021.
Coldplay Set ‘Sustainable and Low-Carbon’ Stadium Tour in Support of ‘Music of the Spheres’ - Coldplay unveils their world tour with a new focus on sustainability that includes a global reforestation partnership with One Tree Planted. For every ticket sold around the band’s Music Of The Spheres World Tour, Coldplay will plant one tree through their agreement to create positive environmental impact.
Fashion Designer Osman Yousefzada highlights the importance of sustainable fashion - In a powerful collection launched at London Fashion Week in collaboration with TENCEL™ Luxe, Amazonico, and One Tree Planted, Osman Yousefzada reminds us that we are all connected and that, as members of a privileged western society, our actions and choices reverberate throughout the world. Osman invites us to join him on a journey into biodegradable clothing, exploring the path from nature to garment and back to nature.
AVANGRID's Excelsior Connect project continues to gain community support - AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a reforestation partner of One Tree Planted and leading sustainable clean energy company, today announced that it has received 18 letters of intent (LOI) or support (LOS), for its Excelsior Connect transmission development proposal. AVANGRID has submitted the proposed project to develop an all-underground clean energy superhighway in response to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Tier 4 Request for Proposals.
Caterpillar Plants a Tree for every Machine - Finning UK & Ireland, exclusive distributor of Caterpillar equipment, and Cat Financial, have planted 5,000 trees as part of an initiative in partnership with One Tree Planted, a charity dedicated to global reforestation efforts.
Town Brewery & Filson Release Tree Planting Beer - On May 21st, Town Brewery released a new tree planting beer called the One Tree Planted IPA.
With this brew, they have partnered with Filson and One Tree Planted, with the goal of planting a tree for every beer sold.
Better Place Forests Honors COVID-19 Frontline Heroes with $1M in Memorial Trees - Better Place Forests, the company that built America’s first conservation memorial forests, is announcing an initiative to support the nation’s fallen frontline heroes in the COVID-19 pandemic by offering up to $1 million worth of protected memorial trees. For each tree reserved, Better Place Forests plants 25-400 Impact Trees in areas impacted by deforestation or forest fire through its partnership with One Tree Planted.
1 million trees across Australia in response to devastating bushfires - In recognition of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary today, the charity partner for Australia’s National Parks, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) and global reforestation nonprofit, One Tree Planted have announced a five-year project to plant up to one million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries around Australia.
Nestle vows to plant 3 million trees in Mexico, Brazil to help set off emissions - Nestle SA is launching a reforestation project to plant at least 3 million trees in Mexico and Brazil with One Tree Planted in the next year and a half as the Swiss food group strives for carbon neutrality by 2050, executives told Reuters.
Combat travel-induced climate guilt with an app that plants trees - App in the Air is a travel app for frequent flyers, but the company wants to help ease the conscious of those frequent flyers who worry about the environmental impact. The app partnered with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every flight that’s booked through the app.
Fast-fashion retailer rolls out high-tech recycling bins - H&M has a “smart” new way to encourage shoppers to recycle their unwanted clothing.The fast-fashion retailer has a goal of collecting 5 million lbs of apparel and plant 100,000 trees by the end of 2020, according to the company.
Startup company recycles stone wastes to make stationery - Karst Stone Paper has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant trees for every notebook Karst Stone Paper sells on their website. The company uses stone wastes from construction sites and mining quarries to produce waterproof and tear-resistant stationery.
Last Night, Stationery Line Dear Annabelle Launched With an Upper East Side Cocktail Party - A lovely cocktail party overlooking Central Park was held to celebrate the launch of our business partner's new stationary line Dear Annabelle. All the details were highlighted in Vogue!
ARC Document Solutions Matches Customer Donations for Worldwide Reforestation Efforts - ARC Document Solutions has a new sustainability program, called “Print & Plant,” encourages ARC customers to help plant a new tree with One Tree Planted for every “tree’s worth” of paper used in their office printers.
A Coffee Subscription Like No Other - One Tree Planted's reforestation business partner Craft Coffee Club is launching a unique coffee subscription package. The monthly subscription will not only provide members with world-class single-origin coffee, but also stay committed to high ethical standards by supporting the farming communities from which coffee is sourced.
Women's Empowerment, Zero Waste, UK Brand Mayamiko Does it All - One Tree Planted's reforestation business partner Mayamiko focuses on sustainable, ethical fashion from supply chain all the way through social impact.
Brad Dougherty Heads Back to His Roots to Announce Tree Project - Former All-Star, sports analyst, and co-owner of NASCAR Cup Series team JTG Daugherty Racing, Brad Dougherty plants trees at his former primary school in partnership with Ingles and One Tree Planted to kick off a reforestation effort in communities throughout the southeast this year.
House of Marley Brings Nature and Tech Together to Cut Down on E-Waste - With a focus on sustainability from supply chain all the way through reforestation, House of Marley has an ongoing partnership with One Tree Planted and have planted over 170,000 trees together to date. This announcement is for the release of a new consciously designed audio products.
Connecticut River and Local Streams Healthier Thanks to Newly Planted Trees- The Connecticut River Conservancy, in partnership with One Tree Planted, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, and others have planted over 4,000 trees at 5 sites in New Hampshire and Vermont. Planting trees and shrubs along these rivers and streams will help improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, filter out pollutants, and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
DHL kicks off their "Plant a Million Trees Initiative" by planting trees in Miami
Ford Motor Company and Zipcar collaborate to plant over 20,000 trees