2020 was the year the world stopped
We watched fires rage in Australia, the Amazon and the USA, we felt the devastation of rising flood water across the UK, we witnessed our seasons changing too quickly and the health of the planet declining alongside our own.
Humanity is finally waking up to the reality that the health of the natural world has a direct impact on our own health. Your decisions and actions affect what comes next. The future of our planet is in your hands.
Our forests are vital for our survival. Trees sequester carbon from the atmosphere, cool our planet, support our water cycles, restore landscapes and provide food, shelter and livelihoods for millions of people around the world. Deforestation has been directly linked to the rise in zoonotic diseases. With decreasing habitats and wilderness, animals and humans are forced to live closer together. This increase in contact has seen viruses jump from species to species… Without healthy forests, our health is vulnerable.
Forests are our future. Healthy trees equal healthy me!
There’s a lot of information in the world right now about various solutions to our “big problems.” We understand that making a donation to a charity is an investment and that we need to be completely transparent about how your donation contributes to a healthy future.
70% of your donation funds a diverse portfolio of community-led tropical reforestation projects, each aiming to expand the forests and avoid further deforestation. Projects are extensively vetted and designed to work with, and support, local communities, improve livelihoods, protect critically endangered species, and encourage gender parity. You can find more detail about our Green Cover Strategy.
15% of your donation funds our behavioural change work. Humanity needs behavioural change on a large scale to tackle the climate crisis. With a focus on inspiring the feminine leadership that sits within all of us regardless of gender, we can reimagine and collectively shift our approach from a consumer to a restorative culture. This work provides resources, experience sharing, and communities that invigorate personal and collective action on behalf of the trees and the planet. To find out more about this work and how to address our current imbalance, see here.
The remaining 15% of your donation will contribute towards core costs. ‘Core costs’ are often framed as admin and overheads yet this is a simplistic view as core costs effectively enable the overall success and effectiveness of TreeSisters as an organisation. They enable charitable activities to be delivered within a framework of good governance, operational effectiveness, and transparency, whilst allowing us to invest in sustainable growth enabling us to increase our impact globally.
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Reforest Our Future: A Panel Discussion
In October 2020, we hosted a two-hour extraordinary and life-changing conversation that ranged across diverse topics including:
The recording of this ground-breaking panel is now available for you to watch! Sign up and you will be sent the recording directly to your inbox.TreeSisters has always been about giving back to Nature with everything that we do, and this panel is no exception! The recording of the replay is available by donation which will support the reforestation of our world. However if you are not in a position to donate at this time, we would still love you to sign up.
Founder of TreeSisters
Meet the Host
Clare Dubois is the Founder of TreeSisters, a global women's movement that has collectively funded the planting of over 16 million trees. TreeSisters is a social change movement and a tropical reforestation organisation working towards normalising cultural reciprocity with Nature. The aim of both Clare and The TreeSisters Team is to make it as normal to give back to Nature as it currently is to take Nature for granted, while supporting humanity in its transition from a consumer species to a restorer species.
watch the panel
With the rise in zoonotic diseases, planetary health and human health have been examined, discussed and debated in detail. The TreeSisters team has collated a collection of resources to enable you to find out more and conduct your own research. You can view our resources list here.
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