About The Million Tree Pledge

We created the Million Tree Pledge so people like you can take real action on the climate crisis

We're a group of individuals and businesses who have come together to do something remarkable in response to the climate emergency.  It's not enough to just draw down our own carbon footprints - we need to go far beyond to have the best chance of reversing climate change. Each of us have taken the pledge, and are committed to finding thousands of other people to do the same. 

By coming together in this time of need, and supporting one another other to plant over 1 million trees each, we strive to be 'good ancestors' to the billions of unborn generations whose future we hold in our hands.

Your Questions Answered

The founding members were drawing down their carbon footprints by planting trees through Ecologi.com.  A number of them had the same ambition of planting  1 million trees.  One of these people, Marcus Hemsley, came up with the idea of a pledge site, where people not only pledged to plant 1 million trees, but had to find at least two other pledgers so movement would grow exponentially.  

The community supports each other to spread the word and build a movement that has a significant impact in the fight against climate change.

It is estimated humanity has cut down over 3 trillion trees (almost 50% of the world's total), with a current rate of 15 billion a year being lost.  We need to put these back and embark on mass reforestation and rewilding.  

We want to help create a world where hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals pledge to plant 1 million trees each over the coming decades - drawing down millions of tonnes of C02, slowing down climate change and restoring biodiversity to deforested areas globally.  

While planting trees in the right places can't solve climate change alone, it can buy us time and play a big part in creating a habitable planet.  It needs to become the norm for all of us. 

Currently through Ecologi.com the cost is £120,000 or $165,000.

Through the Ecologi.com platform, pledgers donate to the Eden Reforestation Project. With the mantra ‘plant trees, save lives’, this charity reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local people (often women) to plant millions of trees every year – thereby creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups, while planting trees with a focus on sustainability and biodiversity. Their sites are in 8 countries, including Madagascar, Indonesia and Mozambique, chosen to maximise the positive impact on nature - for example, planting Mangroves in the Madagascan rainforest absorbs four times more C02 than the average tree.  Since 2004 they have planted almost 500,000,000 trees creating 4,850,313 workdays for people in extreme poverty.

Bek Kimber - Create

Sam Zindel - PropellerNet

Simon Blacker - Krystal 

Dennis Hettema -  Hemma 

David Pickles - Symbotik 

Marcus Hemsley - Fountain Partnership

Xabier Izaguirre - Parcel Monkey

Douglas Morton - Bother

Claire Gostling - Bother

Elliot Horner - Cannabrew

Dean Sadler - Tribepad

Michal Szczesny - Artfinder

Jane Verity - Artfinder

Kirsty Deveney - Artfinder

Joseph Munns - BakedIn

 

Imagine how it would feel to have planted 1 million trees, being part of this number, knowing you’re going way beyond your carbon footprint to help reverse climate change. And just imagine being one of them.

Seriously considering it? Contact us to talk about taking the pledge.

Trees Pledged So Far

24
Million

The most important question we can ask ourselves is 'are we being good ancestors?' ”

Jonas Salk

Seriously considering it? Contact us to talk about taking the pledge.