Nope - you can contribute for as many months as you'd like.
What types of trees are planted in the projects you support?
We only work with projects that plant trees native to their specific area. We also plant a percentage of agroforestry species for sustainable community use.
Where do you get the seeds from?
Most of the 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. Our projects never purchase seedlings; they grow in their own nurseries to ensure higher quality and germination rates.
How does your tree planting contribute to the local economy?
All trees are planted by local villagers, helping to alleviate extreme poverty within the impacted community. This also gives the villagers have an economic incentive and sense of "ownership" to ensure the wellbeing of the restored forest.
How do you ensure that the trees are protected?
Our projects work carefully with all levels of government to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity.
Our trees are never planted in logging areas. Although there is never a 100% guarantee that illegal harvest will not take place, every legal step is taken to make sure that restoration sites are guaranteed remain in perpetuity.
What does carbon offsetting actually mean?
Carbon offset schemes allow individuals and businesses to invest in environmental projects to 'balance out' their carbon footprints by funding an equivalent saving of CO2 elsewhere.
These projects are generally designed to reduce future emissions, and can include things like investments in schemes to build renewable energy technologies. Other schemes work by taking CO2 straight out of the air, for example tree planting and the protection of existing forests.
What types of carbon offset programmes do you support and why?
Not all carbon offset schemes are created equal. Our carbon offsetting partner, Gold Standard, is well-renowned for their rigorous measurement of impact and outcome.
We prefer to support programmes which contribute both to the environment, and also the local community.
But it's not just about offsetting my footprint, right? What can I do to reduce my environmental footprint?
Absolutely - it's so important to think first and foremost about reducing your footprint. Carbon offsets are not a magic fix for high emissions.