We plant 10 trees on every sale, but what does this mean? Well, we're not just randomely chucking a handful of seeds and hoping for the best... we work with organizations that strategically plant trees for sustainability.
When you make a Tree Tribe purchase, you help feed people in need, improve quality of life for your fellow humans (and animals), and of course you help the entire planet by contributing more trees and plant life. One Love.
We only work with trusted organizations to plant our trees.
Our first partner, Trees for the Future, has planted over 127 Million trees in their 25 years of existence. They are experts in agroforestry, the technique of planting small scale forests that combine agriculture and forestry to provide sustainable resources and nutritious food.
Trees for the Future focuses on helping people in the developing world, primarily in Africa. Their focus is on the implementation of Forest Garden Programs in Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Tanzania, where they can have the biggest impact and produce amazing results.
You can follow their progress and see some personal stories on here on Facebook
Check out this cool video we found on agroforestry to learn more about this type of system.
By the way, we're always looking for more tree planting partners. If you know any reputable organizations in your country, give us a shout!
...Click here to check out our next tree planting partner, Eden Projects
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