Currently, trees around the world are being removed and damaged at an extrodinary rate. If we continue to live in this way then soon our forests will be gone and the ramifications of this are unthinkable. Trees and forest ecosystems provide so much; beyond sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere they provide a home for biodiversity, they preserve soil and help prevent water pollution.
According to the IPCC 2018 report, we have just 12 years to limit the impact of climate change. It has never been more important to unite for the planet, protect our forests and plant trees on behalf of life!
This is your calling to each and every woman who is feeling the profound need to take action in the face of the growing political and environmental crescendo unfolding around us. Together we can change the world, change the future and restore the earth. A radical re-evaluation is happening; each month women donate to plant trees, each year we gather more donations which go directly to planting trees and dramatically improving lives and landscapes.
Together we are taking collective action on behalf of the planet, together we are finding a positive solution by uniting women.
The tropical forests are more than 'the lungs' of our world - they are rain creators, weather stabilizers, air cleansers and conditioners for the whole planet. They are our major carbon sinks - absorbing excess atmospheric carbon that otherwise acidifies our oceans.lEarn more
Step into life on the ground in Kenya and meet some of the women whose lives you are touching with your generosity. This film is from our latest field trip to our partner project with the International Tree Foundation reforesting the slopes of Mt Kenya to replenish the most important of their water towers.
"The money we receive from planting trees is promoting our families. We are not all that poor anymore and we have improved our living standard... Women never surrender. Even if there's money or not, the fact remains that we are here to plant trees for the benefit of all." - Amastacia Mjoki Mjagi, tree planter, Mt Kenya
"Based on over 20 years of working with 200 NGOs around the world, TreeSisters rates in the top 20% of the most emotionally fulfilling, relevant and inspiring organisations on the planet."
- Catriona MacGregor, Founder of Nature Quests and Resilient Forests
"Scientifically, practically, and emotionally, the work and purpose of TreeSisters is one of, if not the most, significant initiatives that can be undertaken by humankind to address the future of civilization. The world's greatest land-based stores of carbon reside between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in the form of forests. Their restoration is critical to reverse climate change and create a humane and liveable future. Can women accomplish something that has failed governments and agencies for decades? I not only think so—I believe it may be the only way it can be accomplished.
- Paul Hawken, Authir of Blessed Unrest and Project Drawdown - profile image credit: Raymond Baltar
"Becoming a TreeSister has been a miracle of deeper connections for me. This has involved connecting with other amazing women, with the wisdom of the trees, with my own body and my ancient roots... and the journey continues still. In this global circle of sisterhood I am finding more and more courage and ways to reach our Mother Earth, who so much needs our love these days."
- Reetamaria Palomaki, TreeSister member, Finland
"There is a growing realization that forests are an essential bridge to a climate safe future. We urgently need to protect our remaining primary forests, regenerate cleared forests and restore what is degraded – and we have to act now!"
- Cyril Kormos, Vice-President for Policy at the Wild Foundation, IUCN-WCPA Vice-Chair for World Heritage, member of Project Drawdown's scientific advisory board, and member of the TreeSisters advisory board