Welcome to TreeSisters, and thank you for finding us! We hope this is the start of a glorious shared journey of self-discovery and audacious, love-filled creativity on behalf of life. TreeSisters is an experiment that holds us all. May you find belonging, inspiration, courage, celebration and beauty within this sisterhood.
We find ourselves facing a planetary threshold that asks us to transcend our old known ways of being in order to rediscover ourselves. It's the greatest evolutionary gauntlet ever laid down for our species, and womankind has a crucial role to play.
Feminine consciousness, wisdom and leadership are vital ingredients in humanity's evolution into a Restorer Species and we all have a role to play. We're all discovering what becomes possible when we bring our hearts, creativity and generosity together on behalf of the trees.
Can we help reforest the tropics within 10 years? We think we can, we have a plan, and it involves you!
"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
Being a treesister is a way of life. When we feel this deep in our bones, our lives naturally begin to change, in the choices that we make and the way that we decide to show up in the world. This behaviour changing work is core to the ignition of the reforestation revolution we stand for, and it is speaking up for the voiceless.
Your monthly membership will fund the planting of mangroves in Madagascar, forest corridors in Brazil, agroforestry in India, watershed restoration in Kenya, dry deciduous in Madagascar, an ecological corridor in Cameroon, cloud forests in Khasi Hills, India, forest cover in Nepal, mangroves for estuaries in Mozambique, and a forest garden for an indigenous tribe in Amazonia. We will also be adding more projects to our portfolio as we grow. Each of our projects serves their local communities and ecosystems in ways that make the gift of giving even more meaningful.
Image credit: the Eden Projects
"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, author of Blessed Unrest and Project Drawdown
Every month, you are restoring mangrove and dry deciduous forests in Madagascar and restoring the habitat of their most endangered Lemurs, restoring the jungles and community forests of Nepal, reviving the vital agricultural lands of southern India and the ancient cloud forests in the far northeastern mountains of India, growing forest corridors in the last remaining fragments of the Atlantic forest in Brazil, replenishing the forest and watershed of Mount Kenya, and protecting the last 250 most endangered gorillas in Africa, restoring the mangroves of the estuaries in Mozambique, and creating a forest garden for the Ashaninka tribe in Amazonia.. Your gift is also transforming the lives of some of the most threatened communities in the world, with a special focus on empowering women, as deforestation impacts the lives of women most.
"Wildlife and the 'Wild Woman' are both endangered species."
- Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Estes Pinkola
The forests need us now more than ever.
According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80 percent of Earth's original forests already have been destroyed.
The effects of deforestation are vast. The devastating loss of species (seventy per cent of the Earth's land animals and plants reside in forests) and soil fertility, loss of stream, rivers and rainfall, loss of protection against storms, tidal surges, drought and flood, even fish stocks (in the case of mangroves) all of which reflect in loss of liveable lands and livelihoods. Remove trees and life literally moves out, and the cycles of poverty hit women the hardest.
When we let the truth sink into our bones and let our hearts crack open, we feel ourselves being called into our sacred feminine roles as protectors, restorers, and life-givers for future generations.
The Feminine Principle is the receptive, relational, intuitive, instinctual, connected, feeling side of ourselves that knows itself as part of nature. This radically undervalued and suppressed side of us is our gateway to nature's intelligence, solutions and ways of being that will seek to serve life as a norm. Whilst this consciousness resides in everyone, women are uniquely wired to feel and follow natural law through the ebb and flow of their own bodies.
Women are naturally powerful and we know it - especially when we are together. TreeSisters is a place where women are exploring how to tap the depths of our knowledge, how to create powerful togetherness, how to belong and to feel ourselves as part of life, discovering our truth and giving directly to nature herself.
We invite you into this circle of giving on behalf of life.
£12 / $15 USD = 30 trees per month (approx)
£24 / $30 USD = 60 trees per month (approx)
£48 / $60 USD = 120 trees per month (approx)
£100 / $125 USD = 250 trees per month (approx)
(these amounts are approximate due to exchange rates)