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Change Co. - Giving Back with Cool Subscription Boxes

May 25, 2017

We recently started a collaboration with Change Co., a startup that offers a quarterly subscription box to introduce others to modern socially conscious products made by companies that are striving to create positive and lasting change.

They donate to charity too. Nice!

We love connecting with other socially conscious brands and sharing their story, so I caught up with the cofounder Lydia to hear her story first hand:

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Tree Planting in Costa Rica - CIRENAS and Tree Tribe Collaboration

May 19, 2017

This is a guest post by Sam Kenworthy, the Permaculture Manager at CIRENAS

CIRENAS (Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales y Sociales) and Tree Tribe started a unique collaboration roughly six months ago when I got in touch with Joe Lannen, founder of Tree Tribe, simply because of their business model that included planting trees based on sales.

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Epic Adventure - The World's Toughest Rowing Race

May 04, 2017

Atlantic Endeavour (above) is made up of four young women who share a common interest in conquering a huge challenge. United by a passion for adventure, and surviving in extreme conditions, they broke a world record to be the first womens’ four to row the Atlantic and cross the finish line in English Harbour in early 2017.

"More people by far have climbed Everest or been into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic, and it is considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet."

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Earth Day is Today... Earth Day is Everyday

April 21, 2017

Happy Earth Day everyone! Join us in celebration by simply going for a hike or chillin with friends outside in nature :)

We love Earth Day everyday - our whole mission revolves around making a positive impact on the Earth by promoting and using eco friendly materials, and planting trees every single day through our customer sales.

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Epic Adventure - Pete, Tay & Snoop: Mavericks We Are

March 28, 2017

Two years ago, Pete and Tay skipped class for nine months to backpack Southeast Asia. This is where they realized how naturally suited they were to the nomadic lifestyle. Collecting memories, immersing themselves in new cultures, and making lifelong friends on the road became second nature.

So after graduating college, they decided to stray away from the conventional path and buy a sprinter van, convert it into a mobile home and travel wherever roads take them. And they strive to continually live life that way: Two people driven by curiosity, pursuing the unknown like the mavericks they are.

Here's there story:

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75,000 TREES PLANTED Whooooooa!

March 11, 2017

WHOOOA! We're at 75,000+ TREES PLANTED!!! And we're stoked to round the corner to 100,000 trees planted, a major milestone in our history as a small company trying to make a positive impact in the world!

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4 Great Reasons to Use a Reusable Water Bottle

February 24, 2017

We're all about trying to help the planet, and using stainless steel reusable water bottles and reducing plastic use is part of that mission. Here are some reasons why using a reusable water bottle is great for you and the environment.

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Epic Adventure - Marina, Odie, and Pam the Van

February 13, 2017

Imagine quitting your job, leaving your home, purchasing and converting a van, and hitting the road with your adorable labrador. Spending the next months and years traveling with no set plan, working on a permaculture farm, falling asleep and waking up in the wilderness...

Meet Marina, the girl who's done all this and more!

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RETREET: Redefining Relief by Replanting Communities

January 31, 2017

Trees are essential to human life. The environmental, psychological, social, and economic benefits they have on a community are hard to overstate. When neighborhoods are wiped out by disaster, replanting lost trees is a unique and powerful way to participate in the recovery and relief process.

A cool organization called RETREET plants trees and helps revive these communities, and we want to acknowledge their greatness!

RETREET is a public charity that provides disaster relief by engaging communities to make neighborhoods feel like home again. When disaster strikes, up to 75% of the trees are stripped away. RETREET engages communities to plant new trees by bringing together locals, volunteers, corporations, and state, regional, and national agencies.

Planting trees is a hands-on exercise that anyone can be taught easily. This knowledge is something that stays with one for a lifetime, encouraging those who have it to become more connected with and aware of the environment around them. Planting trees is powerful because it’s a practice that allows one person’s actions to impact generations to come.

planting trees

As well as rebuilding urban forests, RETREET places a large emphasis on the use of bicycles as a means of transportation during its programming. Bicycles lower stress and increase the health of the riders and the environment. The encouragement of cycling instead of driving in motor vehicles has a positive effect that we have witnessed in communities all over the globe.

Founder Grady McGahan started RETREET after the community of Bastrop, TX, was destroyed by a fire that burned over 34,000 acres of forest, including large parts of Bastrop State Park and The Lost Pines Forest. The fire also destroyed 1,645 homes.

McGahan and his friends decided that they needed to get people moving and motivated to plant trees and replace them for the community residents who were struggling to put their lives back together. After planting new trees to replace the burned forest, their team then took to bicycles, riding through the countryside exploring the town’s history. That’s how RETREET was born.

group of people planting trees

"We form teams of strangers from all walks of life to complete a task that is highly beneficial to everyone involved. We get to know the people we are helping. We step into their world and see their long road to recovery. Then, we help them down that path. We are thankful for our own blessings and fulfilled by the thanks we receive for the work we do. Being on RETREET is a profoundly invigorating and gratifying experience. It is unforgettable and addictive. RETREETers head home tired, sore, accomplished, and content," explains McGahan.

To date, RETREET has planted 4,677 trees in 14 communities across North America. Click here to see the impact that RETREET has had in these communities.

Great job RETREET you're awesome!

The Healing Powers of the Ocean

January 10, 2017

Getting out in nature provides a wonderful escape from stress, anxiety and negative thoughts. It has been long thought that frolicking in the ocean has even more health benefits; historically doctors would recommend their patients go to the seaside to improve their various illnesses.

At Tree Tribe, we can’t get enough of the ocean, and check out the evidence to support it:

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