How it works


Purchasing Stand For Trees Certificates is one of the most effective actions an individual can take to halt deforestation and combat climate change. Here's how it works:

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    Share your participation with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter — through our collective action, we change the economics of deforestation, do something meaningful to curb climate change, and support life on earth. Trees stand for us, it's time to stand for trees!

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    You buy a Stand For Trees Certificate — a unique, high-quality, verified carbon credit that protects a specific endangered forest and offsets a tonne of CO2 from entering the earth's atmosphere. Because of your purchase, forests are left standing to do what they do best — store carbon, produce oxygen, provide habitat, and support local communities.

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    Independent certification teams approved by Code REDD and USAID monitor each project and help local communities become stewards of their forests to halt deforestation, protect critical wildlife habitat, and shift the economic model so forests are more valuable alive than dead.

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    Share your participation with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter — through our collective action, we change the economics of deforestation, do something meaningful to curb climate change, and support life on earth. Trees stand for us, it's time to stand for trees!

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Why it matters


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    when we stand for trees,
    we stand for

    ensuring our future

    Every certificate you buy helps support a brighter, more sustainable future for all living things on the planet. What other purchase can say that?

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    WHEN WE STAND FOR TREES,
    WE STAND FOR

    STOPPING DEFORESTATION

    Because we are losing a forest area the size of New York City every 48 hours.

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    WHEN WE STAND FOR TREES,
    WE STAND FOR

    EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

    Your purchase enables communities around the globe to create a more sustainable future by protecting their forests for generations to come.

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    WHEN WE STAND FOR TREES,
    WE STAND FOR

    PROTECTING WILDLIFE

    Your purchase helps save the world's most threatened species from extinction by protecting some of the world's richest biodiversity hotspots.

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    WHEN WE STAND FOR TREES,
    WE STAND FOR

    CURBING CLIMATE CHANGE

    Every Stand for Trees purchase you make prevents a tonne of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

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    WHEN WE STAND FOR TREES,
    WE STAND FOR

    CLEARING THE AIR

    Forests store carbon and produce oxygen to provide the very air we breathe — but not for long at the rate we're going.

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    When we stand for trees,
    we stand for

    preserving habitats

    Your purchase goes to protecting some of the world's richest biodiversity hotspots — from Asian rainforests to Zimbabwe wildlife corridors.

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    when we stand for trees,
    we stand for

    ensuring our future

    Every certificate you buy helps support a brighter, more sustainable future for all living things on the planet. What other purchase can say that?

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Protect a forest


Trees deserve more credit for all the amazing things they do for us. Show your thanks right now. Each Stand For Trees Certificate you purchase supports a specific forest community so the trees remain protected and are worth more alive than dead. Read about all of the incredible work happening around the globe and stand up for a forest now.

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Chocó-Darién Forest Conservation Project
Colombia
Chocó-Darién Forest Conservation Project
Colombia
  • Conserves one of the most biologically diverse rainforests on the planet
  • Supports Afro-Colombian communities in protecting their ancestral lands
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Tambopata Biodiversity Reserve
Peru
Tambopata Biodiversity Reserve
Peru
  • Protects threatened forests & wildlife from illegal logging
  • Supports sustainable agricultural practices
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Amazon Forest Protection Project
Brazil
Amazon Forest Protection Project
Brazil
  • Protects rich Amazonian biodiversity
  • Provides jobs and improved livelihoods to local communities
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Buddhist Monk Forest Conservation Project
Cambodia
Buddhist Monk Forest Conservation Project
Cambodia
  • Improves livelihoods of Buddhist monks in Cambodia
  • Grants community members legal land rights for protecting their forests.
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Suruí Indigenous Forest Carbon Project
Brazil
Suruí Indigenous Forest Carbon Project
Brazil
  • First REDD+ project to be owned and managed entirely by an indigenous community.
  • Works to preserve the autonomy and the cultural/territorial heritage of the Suruí people.
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Kasigau Wildlife Corridor Project
Kenya
Kasigau Wildlife Corridor Project
Kenya
  • Conserves critical African elephant migration corridor
  • Supports community education and employment opportunities
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Lower Zambezi Community Forest Project
Zambia
Lower Zambezi Community Forest Project
Zambia
  • Creates a sanctuary for threatened wildlife in rural Zambia
  • Supports farming communities pursuing more sustainable agricultural practices
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Rimba Raya Orangutan Reserve
Indonesia
Rimba Raya Orangutan Reserve
Indonesia
  • Protects the largest privately-funded orangutan reserve in the world
  • Defends Indonesia's Bornean forests from being converted into palm oil plantations
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Kariba African Wildlife Corridor
Northern Zimbabwe
Kariba African Wildlife Corridor
Northern Zimbabwe
  • Serves as a giant wildlife corridor between 3 existing national parks in Zimbabwe
  • Creates jobs and provides education & healthcare improvements
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Makira Natural Park Project
Madagascar
Makira Natural Park Project
Madagascar
  • Conserves one of Madagascar's most pristine but threatened rainforests.
  • Protects habitat for 20 lemur species, including some of the most threatened primates in the world.
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Brazilian Rosewood Forest Conservation Project
Brazil
Brazilian Rosewood Forest Conservation Project
Brazil
  • Protects endangered tree species like the Brazilian Rosewood
  • Supports secure land tenure rights for forest communities
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Mai Ndombe Forest Conservation Project
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mai Ndombe Forest Conservation Project
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Protects the most threatened frontier of the Congo Basin Forest
  • Conserves critical habitat for bonobos, mankind's closest living relative
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Valparaíso Amazon Conservation and Community Project
Brazil
Valparaíso Amazon Conservation and Community Project
Brazil
  • Protects an area with some of the highest levels of Amazonian biodiversity
  • Supports communities in developing sustainable agriculture practices
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