How to Reduce Waste: 21 Ideas for Zero Waste Living

Every day, Americans collectively generate 700,000 tons of trash. Reducing waste may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. You may not have the time or resources to do it perfectly, but don’t let that stop you!  From taking sustainable actions to purchasing eco friendly gifts, there are countless ways, big and small, to… Continue reading How to Reduce Waste: 21 Ideas for Zero Waste Living

Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which is Better For the Environment?

We spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of trees and why you shouldn’t cut down trees, but you may be wondering, what about about Christmas trees? Are Christmas trees eco-friendly? Are real Christmas trees better for the environment? Or is it better to purchase a fake Christmas tree to save the real… Continue reading Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which is Better For the Environment?

Plant a Tree Day 2022: Planting Trees, Growing Community

Our fifth annual Plant a Tree Day fell on Wednesday, September 28th, but planting took place through 104 events throughout the fall planting season. Now that most of the events have wrapped up, we’re proud to share everything that our partners and volunteers have accomplished through Plant a Tree Day 2022! A special thank you to our… Continue reading Plant a Tree Day 2022: Planting Trees, Growing Community

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From October 2022

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  Get out your cable knit sweaters, because fall is in full swing! We hope you were able to take in all the beautiful weather and the gorgeous scenery as we wrap up another October with spooky costumes and candy galore. As… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From October 2022

7 Sustainable Cities and their Green Initiatives

Ariel Canie | October 21, 2022 | 5 min read 7 Sustainable Cities and their Green Initiatives With cities housing over half of the world’s population, it’s no secret that they contribute to a large portion of our climate footprint. Luckily, many progressive cities around the world are taking action and reimagining what it means… Continue reading 7 Sustainable Cities and their Green Initiatives

Seed to Forest Alliance Launched to Tackle Global Seed Shortage and Scale Reforestation

On September 21, our strategic partner Terraformation announced the launch of the Seed to Forest Alliance, with American Forests, Ecosystem Restoration Camps and One Tree Planted as founding members, as well as 1t.org US as an advisory partner. As part of our ongoing work to address the barriers to reforestation, One Tree Planted is proud… Continue reading Seed to Forest Alliance Launched to Tackle Global Seed Shortage and Scale Reforestation

What is Afforestation?

Afforestation Explained From industrial agriculture to land conversion and resource extraction, human activities have long had an intense impact on our planet. One of those impacts is deforestation — or, the human-driven and natural loss of trees. For centuries, the rise of human populations and more industrialized ways of life, has come at the cost of the… Continue reading What is Afforestation?

#FallforNature the Photo Contest that will give you all the Fall Feels

Share Your #Fallfornature Photos to Get Featured & Plant Trees! Fall is here and we absolutely LOVE seeing the great outdoors during this special time of year. That’s why we’re ready to #Fallfornature with a fall photo challenge. Show us the colorful leaves, the changing season, your hiking adventures, or even your happy dog in… Continue reading #FallforNature the Photo Contest that will give you all the Fall Feels

7 Effects Of Climate Change Happening Right Now

7 Climate Change Effects of Climate Change Happening Right now The Earth’s temperature has risen .14° Fahrenheit (0.08° Celsius) per decade since 1880. And according to NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth, the past seven years have been the hottest in recorded history. While climate change has multiple contributing factors, the unfortunate truth is that most… Continue reading 7 Effects Of Climate Change Happening Right Now

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From September 2022 

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  Fall is officially upon us, and we’re in a celebrating kinda mood. So let’s cozy up with some fuzzy blankets, fall scented candles and a cider donut or two, and check out the positivity that September has brought us. From One… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From September 2022 

How to Plant a Tree to Help the Environment: A Step by Step Guide

Taking care of your tree:  Now that you’ve planted your tree, here are a few other things to ensure that it can thrive in its new home! Research your environment: Read up on your local climate, gardening zone, soil type, and the best native species to plant. Or just talk with nursery staff, who are… Continue reading How to Plant a Tree to Help the Environment: A Step by Step Guide

10 Ways to Cope With Inflation

Inflation is Affecting Everything From the Global Economy to Your Personal Budget With the current US inflation rate at over 8%, many of us are feeling a difference in our budgets. And unfortunately, the US is not alone in experiencing a historically high inflation rate: according to analysis by the Pew Research Center, of 44… Continue reading 10 Ways to Cope With Inflation

5 ways to help the environment for under $5

How to Help The Environment Despite Inflation With inflation driving up costs for everything from a loaf of bread to a tube of toothpaste, many of us have had to cut certain things out of our budget. And unfortunately, helping the environment by making financial commitments like purchasing eco-friendly products may not be financially feasible… Continue reading 5 ways to help the environment for under $5

Trees and Climate Change: How Forests Benefit the Climate

Kaylee Brzezinski | September 13, 2022 | 6 min read the relationship between trees and carbon dioxide In recent years, trees have been getting a lot of attention for being one of the most important nature-based solutions to save us all from climate change. Most people know that trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon from the… Continue reading Trees and Climate Change: How Forests Benefit the Climate

Inflation: A Hidden Cost of Climate Change

From rising fuel costs to sticker shock at the grocery store checkout, inflation is a major force in today’s economy — and we’re all feeling its effects. In fact, US treasury secretary Janet Yellen recently acknowledged that inflation has reached an “unacceptable” high. And while legislation like President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Bill seeks to address… Continue reading Inflation: A Hidden Cost of Climate Change

7 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint as a Student

TIPS TO LOWER YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT IN COLLEGE Being in college doesn’t need to stop you from reducing your carbon footprint. In fact, this is a great time to develop habits that will make you a lifelong friend of the planet. And by making these changes yourself, you might just inspire your classmates to do… Continue reading 7 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint as a Student

3 Ways Planting Trees Helps to Reduce The Urban Heat Island Effect

Heat Waves And Rising Air temperatures are presenting challenges — Especially when it comes to Urban Heat Islands At a time when countries around the world are experiencing record-high temperatures and heat waves, the need to address climate change is front and center. Compounded by the heat island effect, cities worldwide are experiencing days of… Continue reading 3 Ways Planting Trees Helps to Reduce The Urban Heat Island Effect

The Location of the Oldest Forest In The World Might Surprise You

Is New York State’s Hudson Valley the first place that comes to mind when you conjure up the image of ancient forests? If not, then it should be! In 2019, scientists recognized a fossil record of the planet’s oldest forest in an unlikely place: an abandoned quarry in Cairo, New York. The forest is believed to… Continue reading The Location of the Oldest Forest In The World Might Surprise You

AFR100 Moves into Phase 2 With Support from Terrafund for AFR100

Restoring Forest Landscapes and Revitalizing Economies for Lasting Impact Across Africa Thanks to our long-standing partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), One Tree Planted is honored to be a technical partner of AFR100. What does this mean? One Tree Planted, along with nearly 40 other organizations, helps enhance technical support and coordination of restoration… Continue reading AFR100 Moves into Phase 2 With Support from Terrafund for AFR100

Living Sustainably: 10 Tips on How to Be More Sustainable

10 Sustainable Tips to Level Up Your Personal Sustainability Do you drive an electric car, subsist on lentils, and refuse to throw anything away? Is your library stocked with dog-eared copies of Silent Spring, A Sand County Almanac, and The World Without Us and your home outfitted with solar panels, smart switches, beehives, and compost… Continue reading Living Sustainably: 10 Tips on How to Be More Sustainable

One Tree Planted Launches the Grove, A Monthly Giving Program That Plants Trees

Introducing: The Grove! We’ve been working behind the scenes for some time now, and we’re so excited to share this with you. The Grove is exactly what it sounds like: a special group of individuals that are passionate about giving back on a regular basis. And just like the trees that form a grove in… Continue reading One Tree Planted Launches the Grove, A Monthly Giving Program That Plants Trees

Climate Action for Kids: 7 Ways to Inspire the Budding Environmentalist

ways to protect the environment for kids Climate change is an issue that will touch everyone on this planet, but rising temperatures, reduced air quality, extreme weather and other impacts will, without a doubt, impact kids throughout their lives. And while it shouldn’t be up to them to solve a problem that they’ve inherited, they… Continue reading Climate Action for Kids: 7 Ways to Inspire the Budding Environmentalist

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From July 2022

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  Summer is flying by, and we’ll be sad to see it go. But with it comes more good news ranging from new coral discoveries to empowering women in agroforestry, improved cyclone predictions and the restoration of horseshoe crabs. Clear your mind… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From July 2022

Can You Really Plant and Grow a Tree For One Dollar? We Break it Down

How Much Does it Cost to Plant a Tree? It’s Complicated As an environmental nonprofit that’s dedicated to making it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees, we’re committed to honoring our promise that we’ll plant one tree for every $1 donated. But truthfully, reforestation is anything but simple. And as we… Continue reading Can You Really Plant and Grow a Tree For One Dollar? We Break it Down

9 Interesting Facts About Mangroves

If you’ve ever been on vacation by the beach somewhere tropical, you’ve probably encountered mangrove trees and noticed their incredible ability to grow, seemingly, with their roots underwater. In fact, the mangrove is a tree family unlike any other — and they’re crucial for helping the environment and protecting the world’s coastlines.  Mangroves are salt-tolerant… Continue reading 9 Interesting Facts About Mangroves

7 Ways That You Can Protect Biodiversity This Week

The Importance of Biodiversity Cannot Be Overstated. Here are 7 ways You Can Protect It! You may have heard us speak on the importance of conserving biodiversity in the natural world, and perhaps you asked yourself, “what exactly is biodiversity, anyways?”. Biodiversity or biological diversity is a term that’s used to describe the variation of… Continue reading 7 Ways That You Can Protect Biodiversity This Week

10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

Meaghan Weeden | July 7, 2022 | 4 min read If you’re wondering why wildfires are getting worse, the answer might come as a surprise: although science shows that climate change is driving the increasing severity, over 90% of forest fires in the United States are caused by humans and many of them can be prevented. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Prevent Wildfires

How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Effects The EPA and Air Quality

As you’ve probably heard, in a 6-3 ruling on June 30th, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled in favor of West Virginia in a stunning (but unsurprising) legal move that limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to combat climate change. Dissenting Justice Elena Kagan stated: “Today, the Court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… Continue reading How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Effects The EPA and Air Quality

Plant a Tree Day: History and How to Celebrate

Each year on September 28th, One Tree Planted celebrates Plant a Tree Day, a global day of action that inspires thousands of volunteers around the world to plant trees, remove invasive species, clean up litter, establish community gardens and more!  Plant a Tree day started in 2018, when 30 community reforestation events were organized by One Tree… Continue reading Plant a Tree Day: History and How to Celebrate

Planting 375,000 Trees in Thailand for Watershed Restoration and Human Rights

In a remote region near the border of Myanmar, woven into the very fabric of northern Thailand‘s rugged hill country, live a group of marginalized ethnic minorities. Commonly referred to as the hilltribes, many are refugees of civil strife in Myanmar and have been in Thailand for generations — but often aren’t recognized as citizens.… Continue reading Planting 375,000 Trees in Thailand for Watershed Restoration and Human Rights

What’s Driving Rainforest Deforestation?

rainforest Deforestation is a Major threat to Biodiversity around the world Deforestation is a major threat to forests around the world, and rainforest deforestation is an alarming concern, given that these types of forests account for a large portion of the earth’s biodiversity. lthough the 2022 State of the World’s Forests report found that the… Continue reading What’s Driving Rainforest Deforestation?

21 Unique Father’s Day Ideas

How to Sustainably Celebrate Father’s Day 2022 It’s almost Fathers Day and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably scouring the internet for last minute Father’s Day gifts that will let him know how much you appreciate him. If that sounds familiar, then you’re in luck: from Father’s Day gifts to fun things to… Continue reading 21 Unique Father’s Day Ideas

One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries

Reforestation and Community Restoration Around the World We’re thrilled to continue our successful partnership with grassroots nonprofit IDEAS for Us by supporting 31 projects over the next several months. The projects are a combination of reforestation, tree planting, community garden installation, shoreline restoration, and pollinator garden establishment projects in 10 countries. The initiative kicked off… Continue reading One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries

5 Ways To Make Your Business More Sustainable

5 Simple Strategies to become a Sustainable Business As businesses and consumers are becoming more aware of their environmental impact, we’ve noticed a growing interest in sustainability in business. All companies, regardless of their size or annual income, can make simple sustainable swaps to improve their environmental footprint. From product materials and packaging to suppliers… Continue reading 5 Ways To Make Your Business More Sustainable

Orcas, Salmon, and Trees: A Film & Conservation Initiative

Southern Resident orcas, often referred to as killer whales, are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. Swimming the waters off the coast of North America from California to British Columbia, the black and white whales are one of the most recognizable and beloved marine animals in the world. Sadly, there are only 75 Southern Resident… Continue reading Orcas, Salmon, and Trees: A Film & Conservation Initiative

Eco Tourism: 15 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

What is Eco Tourism and How to be a good Eco-Tourist? In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, eco-tourism is a growing sector of the travel industry, with nature lovers trekking to all corners of the world to immerse themselves in new cultures and ecosystems in an eco-friendly manner. The generally accepted eco tourism definition is:… Continue reading Eco Tourism: 15 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda Through Sustainable Agroforestry

Since we began in 2014, One Tree Planted has planted over 40,000,000 trees around the world. But reforestation is about so much more than trees, and every one of our projects has a unique impact for nature and communities. Some are especially close to our hearts — and our coffee agroforestry project in Rwanda is… Continue reading Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda Through Sustainable Agroforestry

Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From May 2022

7 Good Environmental News Stories From The Past Month That Will Make You Smile  With all that’s happening in the world today, consider this your friendly reminder to stop and smell the flowers — and take in some positive news for the environment! From a giant sinkhole that’s filled with ancient trees to the EU… Continue reading Good News! 7 Positive Environmental Stories From May 2022

5 Issues to Focus on This World Environment Day

5 Issues to Focus on this World Environment Day Originally created by the United Nations in 1972, World Environment Day (not to be confused with April’s Earth Day) is observed on June 5th each year and serves as a day to come together as a global community and spotlight pressing environmental challenges. This year’s theme is… Continue reading 5 Issues to Focus on This World Environment Day

8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas for Kids

Here Are 8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas For Kids In a world built for grown-ups, it’s important to teach kids that you can never be too young to make a difference. Fundraising events aren’t just for adults and with a little supervision, kids can lead successful fundraisers, too! The best part? Fundraising can teach kids responsibility,… Continue reading 8 Eco-Friendly Fundraising Ideas for Kids

7 Species That Help Biodiversity

There are approximately 1.75 million species of organisms on this planet, but it’s no secret that trees are our favorite! Wildlife around the world depend on trees to survive.  Trees are the ultimate keystone species: many insects, fungi, and other wildlife, depend on specific types to live. When trees disappear, it can have a ripple effect… Continue reading 7 Species That Help Biodiversity

Planting Over 900,000 Trees in Mexico for Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Every year, in the late spring and early summer months when nature is unfurling and beginning anew, from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, and from southern Illinois to Canada, the air is abuzz with emergent eastern migratory monarch butterflies. 3-5 generations are born here each year, with the first few generations only living… Continue reading Planting Over 900,000 Trees in Mexico for Monarch Butterfly Habitat

The State of the World’s Forests in 2022

For hundreds of years, humanity’s progress has increasingly come at considerable cost to nature and the environment. This trajectory is largely responsible for the state of the world’s forests today. The 2022 State of the World’s Forests report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is filled with the latest stats about deforestation… Continue reading The State of the World’s Forests in 2022

Planting Trees in Scotland with Sam Heughan and My Peak Challenge

We were honored to join Sam Heughan and the incredible My Peak Challenge community in Scotland for their annual gala. While there, we helped raise awareness about the importance of reforestation — and got our hands in the dirt by planting fruit trees on Scotland’s east coast! What is My Peak Challenge? My Peak Challenge is… Continue reading Planting Trees in Scotland with Sam Heughan and My Peak Challenge