Jon Chambers, Founder of 8 Billion Trees
By Jon Chambers | Updated on August 18, 2021
8 Billion Trees founder Jon Chambers is using his passion for environmental conservation to make a global impact through tree planting and preservation.
Growing up in scouting, Jon was inspired from a young age with a love for the planet and all things nature-related. After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, however, he realized a sense of urgency to follow his true calling–environmental activism. But not just environmental activism…action-driven activism to help make an immediate, real impact for the planet.
Launching 8 Billion Trees alongside Co-founder Michael Powell, Jon launched a grass-roots planting operation in the Amazon Rainforest, receiving the support of local government officials and research institutes in Brazil. Since then, the 8 Billion Trees’ movement has only grown, with supporters in countries all around the world.