Making it easy to plant trees to offset carbon and track results
In Stage 1, we are validating whether existing solutions already exist, and proposing potential solutions.
While massive reduction of carbon emissions should remain the primary focus, properly planned tree planting programs can remove significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere over time.
However, both companies and individuals need help with the execution of large scale tree planting.
Some of the key "jobs to be done" are to identify land that is appropriate for tree planting, to secure the rights to plant on that land (buy/lease), to execute the tree planting, manage the land, and report back on the results.
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Most of our seeds are collected by local villagers from nearby remnant forests. If required to supplement the collected seeds, seeds are purchased from local, trusted seed banks. We never purchase seedlings; we grow our own in our nurseries to ensure quality and germination rates.
One Tree Planted is a non-profit 501(c)3 environmental tree planting charity that plant trees in countries around the world. One dollar plants one tree.
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**All views expressed here are my own and do not represent the official views of any of the organisations that I have worked for or are mentioned in this blog. There’s been a lot of heated recent debate about the use of voluntary carbon offsets to tackle the climate emergency.
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