Q&A with One Tree Planted

Written by Kajsa IngelssonJuly 24, 2017

There’s a million different charity organizations out there. How to know which ones are doing the most good? I’m saving that for another post (coming up soon). But I can tell you that One Tree Planted is by far one of my favorites. Their transparency and daily social media updates makes it easy to follow along on their mission of global reforestation. They are really doing so much good for our planet!

Trees are the most incredible beings, did you know that they among other amazing things talk to each other thru fungus on their roots, clean our air and store carbon. The two latter is important parts of solving our current climate crisis. I had a little chat with the peeps behind One Tree Planted to present them properly to you guys, I hope you’ll find them as inspiring as I do 🙂

What kind of approach do you see environmental activists like yourself taking in order to alert your audience of climate dangers, while still engaging them and offering a sense of hope?

We like to engage with our followers in a way that brings Hope. People don’t want to hear doom and gloom all the time. People have become desensitized to all the scare tactics. People want to be inspired and make a difference. While still offering important news and how they can help.

What is the focus of One Tree Planted?

We like to share good news about people changing the world with campaigns, new products, new companies that are making a difference.

Why do you consider planting trees as the best thing to do for the improvement of the environment?

Why trees? We focus on the 6 pillars of trees. Trees help clean the AIR we breath, cleans the WATER we drink, help with BIODIVERSITY loss, helps sequester CARBON from the atmosphere, help provide SOCIAL IMPACT, and provide HEALTH in so many ways.

What are some of the teams or companies you have joint and aligned with in order to create more progress for One Tree Planted?

We work with over 600 companies, you can find on our website of Partners the companies that have helped plant over 500 trees. They help us by donating, promoting, volunteering and awareness.

What do you hope for in the upcoming years for One Tree Planted to accomplish?

We hope to plant 1,000.000 trees in 2017 and 3,000.000 by 2020. Our focus is to plant trees. That’s all we do and focus on.

I noticed in your company timeline that the creation of your website propelled more of a following, as a fellow blogger myself, would you agree that technology and the internet can advance more world wide interest in environmental causes?

Technology has helped people organize and get together, it helps spread the word to thousands of people with just one simple Share or Like. It helps send money and donations in a much faster and simpler way. It helps us talk with companies and have meetings with them even if they are in a different state, country or continent. That would have been impossible or very expensive if not for technology.

Is there ways for the public to be involved in One Tree Planted? For example through volunteering, joining the staff, donating etc.?

We encourage people to help One Tree Planted by donating, becoming Tree Ambassadors and planting trees in their communities, volunteering (we hold 2 tree planting events a year), by sharing our website and social media to get the word out.