8 Billion Trees was founded with a simple idea: if people can destroy the Earth, they can also help to rebuild it.
Co-founders Mike and Jon were inspired by groups like Ecosia and Trees for the Future, but saw the opportunity to do something even bigger: plant 8 billion trees.
Taking their passion for entrepreneurship and channeling it into a cause for greater good, 8 Billion Trees was born on November 10th, 2018.
At 8 Billion Trees, our goal is to become the most environmentally aware company on the planet. We don't simply want to reduce the negative impacts of deforestation and irresponsible forestry--we want to use these issues as fuel to completely revitalize what it means to be environmentally friendly. By changing our environment and spreading awareness, we are hoping to make a global change.
We also hope to serve as a example for other companies by proving that focusing on social and environmental responsibility just as much as profit is a sustainable business model.
Everything we do as a company is dedicated to furthering our mission.
That mission is restoring Earth and fighting against the evils of deforestation. We are always striving to find new ways to revitalize and restore the environment. Ultimately, we are here to leave the world a better place than we found it, while inspiring others to do the same for an Earth of tomorrow that is greener and brighter for all.
Through focusing on planting trees around the world, we can fight deforestation and man-made climate change affecting us now--and for all future generations to come. Furthermore, by planting trees we can help to contribute to local economies and the people who live there in a responsible way.
By subscribing and becoming a member, you take a stand in the fight for a better, greener, more sustainable Earth.
Furthermore, you make a powerful, direct impact in the lives of people living in less developed areas.
Additionally, we are completely committed to eco-friendly materials and sustainability when creating, packaging, handling, and shipping our products. This goes beyond just planting trees with each purchase. You should feel good about every single product you purchase from 8 Billion Trees--and we take that very seriously.
Please visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more about how planting trees is so, so powerful.
So how exactly does 8 Billion Trees work?
For every single member, we plant 10 trees per month. In order to do this, we partner with various groups throughout the world. By sponsoring these organizations, we can reach a global population and make sure trees are being planted in the most effective way possible.
In addition, for every 8 Billion Tree product sold, we plant 10 trees.
So why not just find these places to give money to?
You absolutely should!
We encourage all members and non-members to contribute as much as they can to their local causes. By getting involved at the local level, everyone can truly make a difference.
BUT, unfortunately these organizations don't do a very good job of getting the word out. It's not their fault--funding is low and they are often understaffed.
Furthermore, they are handicapped in their ability to devote funds towards spreading awareness and large-scale public outreach. They simply don't have the financial ability to make a world-changing impact.
That's where 8 Billion Trees comes in.
By focusing on raising funds and sponsoring these groups around the world, we can do what we do best:
Get the word out and make sure people are aware of the crisis Earth is up against!