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Making it easy to plant trees to offset carbon and track results

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 Progress
11 milestones complete
20 milestones to go

Trees as a Service is in Stage 1: Evaluation

info_outline In Stage 1, we are validating whether existing solutions already exist, and proposing potential solutions.

 The Unmet Need

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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group_work Contributors:  Nicole Lee Brett WischowSR Sushmitha Radhakrishnan

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 News
Preserving Trees Becomes Big Business, Driven by Emissions Rules

California launched a market in forest preservation with its cap-and-trade regulations. Now energy giants such as BP are expanding their investments in a bet that it is about to become more lucrative.

Terraformation gets $30M to fight climate change with rapid reforesting – TechCrunch

Every startup is trying to fix something, but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: climate change. This is why it’s in such a big huge hurry. Its mission — as a “forest tech” startup — is to accelerate tree planting by applying a startup-y operational philosophy of scalability […]

Stripe Newsroom: Stripe commits $8M to six new carbon removal companies

Online payment processing for internet businesses. Stripe is a suite of payment APIs that powers commerce for businesses of all sizes.

What if Space Junk and Climate Change Become the Same Problem?

Changes to the atmosphere caused by carbon dioxide emissions could increase the amount of debris that stays in orbit.

Rain - Contain Wildfires Within 10 Minutes of Ignition

Every wildfire starts small. The Rain System is a network of autonomous drones detecting and containing wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition.

Terraformation

Terraformation partners with land owners to scale forestation projects with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.

What Google Does With All Their Satellite Images - Bloomberg
EXCLUSIVE Brazil needs $10 bln a year in aid for carbon neutrality by 2050, minister says

Brazil's environment minister, Ricardo Salles, told Reuters on Friday that Brazil would need to receive $10 billion annually in foreign aid in order to reach economy-wide net zero carbon emissions by 2050, instead of 2060 as currently planned.

Apple and partners launch first-ever $200 million Restore Fund

Apple today announced the Restore Fund, an initiative that will make direct investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Natural Climate Solutions Win Big in First Bezos Grants - Ecosystem Marketplace

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced the first $791 million of his $10 billion in climate largesse. Most of the money will go to larger, established NGOs active in natural climate solutions, but some newcomers are included as well.

Making Carbon Markets Work for Faster Climate Action

As part of ambitious decarbonization plans, offsetting is a near-term solution to closing the emissions gap

Researchers Map Out 2.2 Billion Acres of Land Where New Trees Can be Planted

Despite massive deforestation, there are still billions of acres available to plant new trees.

The Real Trees Delivering Fake Climate Progress for Corporate America - Bloomberg
FAQs

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 | Tree Planting Non-Profit: One Dollar, One Tree

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.

Forester who planted 2 million trees uproots for next adventure

The total number of trees Gretchen Fitzgerald has helped plant in the San Juan National Forest during her time as a forester for the U.S. Forest...

10 reasons why I'm a convert to (nature-based) carbon offsets

**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.

The Three Elements of Netflix’s Climate Target: Reduce, Retain, Remove

“Netflix’s Sustainability Strategy is music to our ears. We are delighted to see Netflix apply the same positive disruption to sustainability that they’ve applied in their business, upping the ambition for achieving near-term net zero targets and harnessing its superpower of storytelling to educate

A map of excess nitrogen use across the US reveals where and how to act

Researchers have produced a map identifying 20 vital hotspots across the United States where nitrogen - essential for crop growth, but hugely polluting in excess - is being overapplied. Their study homes in on some of the social and economic reasons why farmers are overly liberal with nitrogen, which could help target interventions to reduce […]

Latest battle over South Central Farm ends — this time not with arrests, but a vote

The decision paves the way for warehouses to be built on the Alameda Street site, dealing a blow to activists’ hopes of reinstating their beloved farm.

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I can help you - I am well versed in carbon markets and how this could be publically veriable using a global public ledger (ie blockchain). Please contact me if interested. chris@grayblock.ca
After much research, we are moving #Trees as a Service back to Stage 1. Thank you to everyone who contributed and commented. While we continue believe that there would be customers for such a business, we ultimately concluded that tree planting is a diversion from the main focus of reducing carbon emissions. It is also fraught with "greenwashing" dangers which are at odds with other ESG businesses we are building, like Ethically. The scale of tree planting required to make a significant dent in carbon emissions is gargantuan. The math is ultimately quite simple - we release billions of tons of CO2 (43.1BN tons in 2019 alone) but a mature tree only absorbs a few pounds of CO2 a year. Despite the best of intentions, it will be very hard to get tree planting to a scale where it will make a significant dent. The "every little helps" argument is there but the opportunity cost of tree planting versus direct CO2 emission reductions is greater, in our view.
Love that article @Francis and it is on point 💯!!! We can't even think of cutting down trees as any part of a solution. We have so much plastic waste and we keep making more of it! We need to challenge ourselves to cleanly repurpose/re-engineer our junk into new materials. So, the question we should ask of any idea (to quote him): There are 51 billion tons of greenhouse gasses emitted annually, what is the percentage reduction a proposed scheme offers? 👀 He keeps it 💯 when he says: “Technologies that will never exceed one per cent should not compete for the limited resources we have for getting to zero...”
Interesting counterpoint: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/16/gates_climate_change/
@tim - Lauren Fletcher - Beta Earth - (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-fletcher-20371511/) is building a 2nd startup providing tree planting drones.