Our mission is to plant more trees on this beautiful planet to help make the world a better place. We've always planted 10 trees on every sale, but today we're showing our appreciation for the Earth by planting 2,500 extra trees!
Tree Tribe has now planted over 20,000 trees in our young history, and we're shooting for 100,000 trees this year.
As we grow, we'll keep expanding and diversifying our tree planting efforts around the world. The 2,500 trees planted today for Earth Day marks the start of our newest tree planting partnership, Eden Reforestation Projects. They do both reforestation and agroforestry, planting trees and bringing people out of poverty by employing locals in the communities where the trees are planted. The 2,500 trees today go specifically to reforestation in Haiti, which has lost 98% of it's original forests. Eden has planted over 125,000,000 trees in 4 countries, WHOA!. For more info on them, check out edenprojects.org.
We also want to give a shoutout to our tree planting partner from the start, Trees for the Future. They focus on agroforestry to help communities AND the Earth, and are planting millions of trees for Earth Day, WOW! Check them out at trees.org.
Have a cool day!
Let’s start things off with a small bit of advice. Start using your travel journal before your trip.
Seriously, you’ll realise how important it is, when you are looking back at your adventures, to record even the slightest bit of planning to ensure that your trips have meaning and purpose.
Before all the memories and ticket stubs begin to flood the pages of your journal, make a list of things you want to see, food you want to try, or dedicate a page to language phrases you can use on the daily.
Fresh out of university after four years studying ecology, zoology and conservation genetics, I was well and truly ready for an adventure.
I wanted to book a plane ticket, pack my bags and head out the door as soon as possible.
But two things were stopping me. Firstly, money. Spending four years studying doesn’t mean you’re exactly raking in the cash. Secondly, when I got back and started looking for jobs, what would an employer think of a recent lengthy, self-indulgent holiday?
Then a solution came to me:
Why not combine some adventurous traveling with work experience?
In THE POWER OF MYTH by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers (1988), Campbell states that “Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States.”
“The President in Washington sends word he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?”
- Chief Seattle