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Climate Action To You

The seed for Stand For Trees was planted several years ago when our environmentalist founders kept hearing the same questions from a mix of folks, such as: How necessary are the actions of one individual in a world of billions of people? And I want to help, but what steps do I need to take to lower my carbon footprint? 

These questions revealed that everyday people needed a meaningful, straightforward solution to unlock collective action on the colossal climate problem. That’s why Stand For Trees was created. With us, you don’t have to be Greta Thunberg to be a climate hero. We make it easy for individuals and small and medium-sized businesses to move the needle on climate change.

We Unlock Forest Protection

Through our online platform, it is possible to take real action to stop forest loss: the number one cause of species extinction and the second-leading cause of planet-warming CO2 emissions globally.

Although we know stopping deforestation is critical to curbing climate change, we continue to lose a forest the size of New York City every 48 hours. And deforestation and forest degradation are now larger contributors to climate change than every plane, train, car, and ship combined.

Fortunately, we have the solution. Since 2007, the international community has been working together on the REDD+ model to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Stand For Trees enables individuals and businesses to be part of this solution by harnessing the power of carbon offsets so we can all support local communities who are implementing REDD+ practices on the ground in tropical forests worldwide.

We Host The Best Climate Projects Out There

We seriously host the best climate projects. REDD+ projects offer a unique opportunity to address the dire consequences and the underlying causes of ongoing forest loss while benefiting the planet’s climate, biodiversity, wildlife, and local and indigenous forest communities.

We require that the projects on our platform achieve the highest standards in the market, which include:

Our projects also put the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action. Ending poverty and other deprivations go hand-in-hand with strategies to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur sustainable growth – all while working to preserve our forests.

Impacts

In total, our projects 4.5 million hectares of tropical forests, prevent 700 million tonnes of carbon emissions, and improve the livelihoods of over a million local and indigenous people. These incredible impacts are why we can back up our claim of having the best projects.

Rimba Raya Project

Stand For Trees climate heroes are funding carbon-rich forest protection in Indonesia, above, through the Rimba Raya project, which contributes to all 17 SDGS.

We Put The Power In Your Hands

Every project on our platform needs funding from carbon offsets to succeed. That funding goes towards purchasing forest monitoring supplies, providing training in sustainable farming, and much more.

When you purchase a carbon offset through Stand For Trees to compensate for your carbon footprint, no one else gets credit for that same offset. In addition to sending a personalized certificate to verify your impacts, we work with the world’s leading environmental public registry, IHS Markit, which shows who gets credit for which carbon offset.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a farmer, a barista, a teacher, or a small business owner, climate change touches something in front of you—and its effects will only continue to worsen. We cannot defer all responsibility to giant corporations or political leaders – they will undoubtedly disappoint us.

So, what if the billions of us who care about the environment became empowered to unite and take action now? This is our chance.

When you Stand For Trees, you stand for investing in communities who are pursuing new economic opportunities — creating the economy of tomorrow where trees are more valuable standing than cut down.

Saving the planet starts right here.
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