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!
If you're reading this, you're probably part of our community, or maybe you have a friend in our community, and we gotta say thank you so much for being part of the Tribe! Whether you've helped plant 10 trees with a purchase, or just follow our adventure on Instagram or Facebook, you are helping us to achieve our Earth goals and we appreciate you!
Right now we have 4 tree planting partners that plant trees in 11 different countries, and as we grow we'll be adding more partners and planting more trees in more countries. You can always check our Tree Map to see where we plant and our tree planting total.
We at Tree Tribe are also passionate about the use of eco friendly materials and promoting them in the fashion and outdoor industry, so we're working hard to develop new products for you made from environmentally friendly materials - If you have any ideas or suggestions on products you'd like to see us make, please send an email to zen [at] treetribe [dot] com.
Thanks! And hey, it's almost spring time woot woot!
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