Frequently asked questions
How does planting trees help the planet?
The climate crisis we’re facing has come about as a result of too much carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Trees can remove and store some of that carbon and the trees we’re planting are uniquely talented at this. Notably mangroves whose superpower is not only absorbing carbon, but storing it in the ground for long periods of time.
How do I know my trees have actually been planted?
All our tree planting partners are regularly audited by third party inspectors, assuring us that the number of trees planted is accurate. They even give us drone footage and satellite coordinates so we can check for ourselves. We’re able to visit planting sites and hope to open up these opportunities to our members as we grow.
Is the land protected? How do I know that my trees will be safe?
Our trees are planted exclusively on government protected and private land that is legally safeguarded and designated for reforestation. Trees are monitored through drone footage, chronologically-based photographic evidence and on-site inspection by our third party auditors.
Is it true that offsetting eases guilt but doesn’t change behavior?
Research shows that once individuals are aware of their footprint, they’ll make conscious changes to reduce it. So as much as we love trees and renewables - offsetting should always go hand in hand with changes in lifestyle and consumer habits. We’re passionate about solving the climate crisis and want to tackle the problem with every force we have.