Leading the Change and Gathering for Good
Imagine a future where every event, workshop or gathering grows a forest because the cost of a tree (just £0.40/$0.50) is embedded into the price of each ticket. It’s become normal - just how it is. Events that celebrate the gifts of our humanity (musical, artistic, athletic, intellectual, spiritual etc) also now restore the natural world. Our gifts have begun to give back to Nature. That is the dream TreeSisters is holding, and we invite you to become leaders in the creation of that reality.
What if Music Grew trees?
This video was created for the UK Women’s Music Awards, to seed the invitation of music planting trees into the British Music Industry. Event attendees grew a forest just by attending.
We now have artists embedding trees in their track downloads, in their ticket sales for tours, in merchandise, and some are also looking at the impact of their travel and tours. A corner is starting to be turned, but more leadership is needed.
Every Kind of Event
All events have an ecological cost. Even online events take resources that warm our world, but rarely is that thought of by attendees. Increasingly, event hosts across many sectors (including online summits, yoga retreats, educational programs, and sporting events) are considering their ecological impact, but so much more could be done.
Every audience is an ecosystem of latent social effect, that you are in the position to inspire. By embedding a tree into every ticket price, or by creating shared tree goals with your audience (even your performers, teachers or teams) suddenly the act of attending an event makes a difference. Making a difference feels good, and plants the seed of more that could be done.
Photo of WomenFest 2019 by Cali White
In 2019, Boomtown Fair embedded a single tree per festival ticket and funded over 71,000 trees. The response and enthusiasm from their network was overwhelmingly positive. They decided then to experiment by offering an option to add £2 to plant 5 more trees at the ticket checkout. They found 65% of attendees said yes!
Then Covid hit - and the world of Festivals has become unclear. Our heart goes out to every event that has been disrupted, and for all the effort that has been lost to uncertainty. The creativity of so many brilliant people however, is a force of Nature in itself and we are thrilled to see increasing numbers of music and teaching events moving online, and money still being raised for trees through the Trees for Tickets approach
Will you join us in helping the shift from unconscious consumption to conscious restoration? Whether you are an organisation that offers meditation courses, yoga retreats, online leadership summits, sports events, film nights, or creative workshops, everyone can start by embedding trees into tickets, and then you can go deeper...
As a Trees for Tickets Partner, you will gain:
And in addition, we support your work by providing:
Ready to apply?
Step 1: Fill out the registration form below with your name, business name and email address
Step 2: You will instantly be sent an email containing the full application form to complete. In this, we ask you to:
Step 3: We send you four weekly Welcome emails outlining the next steps you need to take to set up our partnership
Step 4: Donate monthly, quarterly, or annually into your account or Forest Fundraiser Page.