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"You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive." ― Wangari Maathai

Happy Earth Day! On this earth day we are celebrating our work of "keeping p**p in the loop" with our compost toilets and how that rich compost is now being used to plant a grove of Moringa trees at Kenya Connect and our partner schools. The Moringa leaves and seeds will be processed for tea and other products while providing shade and being a carbon off-set.
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Our Moringa Trees are growing! Students have been nurturing the trees and thanks to recent rains they are growing!
Thanks to our donors and 1treellion our students are following in the footsteps of Wangari Maathai.
I was recently a guest on The Butterfly Effect podcast. I spoke with Tali Orad from 1treellion about tree communication!

Listen to it here: https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-30--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Trees-Stories-Hosting-Holly-Worton-e16b5n7
"When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope." Wangari Maathai

We are following in the tradition of Mama Miti and celebrating Earth Day with our Moringa Tree project.

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Our "Trees of Hope" at Mwaasua are growing tall and strong. Today our friends in the northern hemisphere are celebrating the Winter Solstice. As we look towards the light to come, we are excited to see the Moringa Trees thriving and are anticipating the next level of the project to begin in 2021. A special thanks to the 1treellion Foundation for supporting this project.
Our Co-Founder and Executive Director James Musyoka is on the Butterfly Effect Tree Stories Podcast on Spotify with 1treellion Foundation! James is sharing about our new Moringa Tree Project and much more! Check out James on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aySHVVQkifMwLHcXc9oyE?si=PRacJ3-aTdWytd5WjtM9Uw
The Moringa's are growing!
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” -- Chinese Proverb

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Just love this post by 1treellion! Michael is an incredible artist who helps us tell our story! More to come on the Moringas!
More Moringa trees planted by our The School Fund interns thanks to a grant from 1treellion Foundation! Nourishing the seeds before planting at one of our partner schools. More to come on this exciting project!
A day of HOPE with Trees of HOPE at Maanzoni PS. Parents, local leaders and our staff planted 350 of the Moringa seedlings. We distributed 38 masks to our parents and we were honored to have Mr. Thomas Mutinda the the MCA for Wamunyu/Yatta and Mr. Stephen Munguti the County's water engineer. Our community comes together!

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Trees of Hope. It's what we're calling our Moringa Tree project as we endure the pandemic. Today parents came to help transplant our seedlings at Kituiu PS. We are also thrilled to announce that 1treellion Foundation provided us a grant so we can plant trees at a fourth Primary School!
From our friends at The Alchemist's Kitchen! Happy New Moon.

Trees are the natural climate solution. It is our conviction that this can be done BUT we need to ac

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How Many Different Species can Thrive Together in One Single Tree? 26/12/2022

How Many Different Species can Thrive Together in One Single Tree?

What if we told you by planting one single tree, you were creating an established home for a handful of different animals, plants, and insect species?

https://www.1treellion.org/post/how-many-different-species-can-thrive-together-in-one-single-tree

How Many Different Species can Thrive Together in One Single Tree? Among various benefits, trees are an integral part of a resilient ecosystem What if I told you by planting one single tree, you were creating an established home for a handful of different animals, plants, and insect species? Through the simplicity of tree planting, you have the ability to foster a....

Episode 57 / The Butterfly Story of Working in the Climate Space Hosting Abby Alvin by The Butterfly Effect 23/12/2022

Episode 57 / The Butterfly Story of Working in the Climate Space Hosting Abby Alvin by The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Story of Working in the Climate Space Hosting Abby Alvin from Climate People

Our founder Tali & Abby talk about her journey in the climate sector, what it means to have a job in climate, her tips and advice on pursuing a career in climate tech, and more.

Here is where you can hear it

Episode 57 / The Butterfly Story of Working in the Climate Space Hosting Abby Alvin by The Butterfly Effect This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Abby Alvin. Abby is a big lover of anything outdoors who loves hiking and photography! She went to school for Environmental Studies, Geology and Entrepreneurship. When she graduated she was unable to find a job in the climate sector that would pay rent s...

Opinion | My Community Doesn’t Exist Just to Absolve You of Your Climate Sins 16/12/2022

Opinion | My Community Doesn’t Exist Just to Absolve You of Your Climate Sins

"The common goal should not be about covering up environmental sins but rather finding solutions to the climate problem we face together."

We couldn't agree more!

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/opinion/environment/carbon-credits-markets-climate-change.html

Opinion | My Community Doesn’t Exist Just to Absolve You of Your Climate Sins Carbon markets have left Indigenous communities that manage tropical forests vulnerable to exploitation.

Episode 56 / The Butterfly Story of American Forests Hosting Jeffrey H Ryan by The Butterfly Effect 14/12/2022

Episode 56 / The Butterfly Story of American Forests Hosting Jeffrey H Ryan by The Butterfly Effect

Our founder Tali Orad is speaking with author Jeff Ryan Author at this fascinating episode

Jeff is an author, adventurer, photographer, and historian. He has written several books about his outdoor exploits, his fascination with hiking trails, and the people and places found just off the beaten path.
I spent almost an hour speaking with Jeff about the history of American forests; what he learned about Olmsted and Pinchot while researching for his latest book; his hiking experience; and more. I hope you will enjoy listening to it, as much as I enjoyed recording it.

https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/vLVMUA6jpvb
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Episode 56 / The Butterfly Story of American Forests Hosting Jeffrey H Ryan by The Butterfly Effect This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Jeffrey H. Ryan. Jeff is passionate about the outdoors and the conservation of public land, whose work has been cited in Forbes, USA Today, and other notable publications. He is the author of Appalachian Odyssey (2016), Blazing Ahead (2017), and a new bo...

Big words explained: Tree terminology 08/12/2022

Big words explained: Tree terminology

There are so many big words & complicated phrases when it comes to trees and climate. Navigating this terminology may make us feel that we don’t have an understanding of the ecosystems surrounding us.
This is why we have decided to make it simple and explain them.
Take a look and let us know if we missed anything

Thank you Tess Fitzhenry for helping us get organized!

https://www.1treellion.org/post/big-words-explained-tree-terminology

Big words explained: Tree terminology Common words you can learn that are related to tree planting Photo by Nicolas Houdayer on Unsplash Have you ever felt overwhelmed by scientific terminology? Tree planting is a fairly simple process. However, the words and phrases we often hear that are associated with forestry are complex and may ma...

Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD 02/12/2022

Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Forests can help! lets protect them and plant more

https://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/to-survive-in-a-changing-climate-we-must-look-to-forests/

Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD Forests and trees can provide a life support system for millions of people around the world. That function will become increasingly important as temperatures rise and weather becomes more volatile. It is time to invest in forests and trees – and the Indigenous Peoples and local communities who man...

Photos from Curvas a Nivel's post 01/12/2022

Excited to be part of this amazing project and see all this progress 💚

29/11/2022

Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer, and more connected communities. We all know that.

1Treellion managed to plant more than 10,000 trees in 12 different communities, and in 9 countries around the globe, and we are just getting started!

We invite you this to make a donation to help us reach our goal to raise $12,000 to plant the next 12,000 trees with our current 12 community partners. The more we raise, the more trees we can plant!

https://app.gvng.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2022

21/11/2022

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Thank you for supporting 1treellion in tree planting with communities around the world. Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer, and more connected communities.

With your help, we managed to plant more than 10,000 trees in 12 different communities, and in 9 countries around the globe! As we know, trees are crucial to mitigating climate change and its devastating effects on our communities, including hunger, drought, wildfires, floods, and more. As trees are incorporated into the ecosystem, we help our communities become sustainable and regenerative. And we are just getting started!

We invite you this Giving Tuesday (29th of November) to make a donation to help us reach our goal to raise $12,000 to plant the next 12,000 trees with our current 12 community partners. The more we raise, the more trees we can plant!

Please use this link to make your donation on or before .

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Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD 21/11/2022

Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

https://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/to-survive-in-a-changing-climate-we-must-look-to-forests/

Guest Article: To Survive in a Changing Climate, We Must Look to Forests | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD Forests and trees can provide a life support system for millions of people around the world. That function will become increasingly important as temperatures rise and weather becomes more volatile. It is time to invest in forests and trees – and the Indigenous Peoples and local communities who man...

Building a Living Wall 18/11/2022

Building a Living Wall

Have you heard of The Great Green Wall of Africa?
Here are some insights for you

https://www.1treellion.org/post/building-a-living-wall

Building a Living Wall Why Growing a Wall is More Complicated than Engineering One A group of international banks and governments recently promised $14 billion to a reforestation effort in Africa that aims to build a barrier over 4,350 miles long to prevent further desertification. The “Great Green Wall” is an initiat...

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor 16/11/2022

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor

Excited to share a new episode with Tatsiana Zaretskaya.
Tatsiana is the founder of Laava Tech & Meliora, which develops technology to increase the efficiency of indoor farming.

Tatsiana is an MIT Innovator 35U35, and Forbes 30U30. She is passionate about cleantech technologies that make a difference and make sense.
In this episode, you will hear about her work, what got her to do it, her accomplishment, some about her family in Belarus, and more.

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-55--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Optimizing-the-Automation-of-Farming-Hosting-Tatsiana-Zaretskaya-e1p5n0o

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stori...

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor 12/10/2022

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor

Speaking with Spelman from Rainforest Partnership bout the tropical rainforest and its values, the indigenous people, biodiversity, and more.

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-53--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Indigenous-People--Local-Communities--and-the-Rainforest-Hosting-Niyanta-Spelman-e1k03d3

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stori...

10/10/2022

5 benefits of the Argan tree

1. The tree can withstand temperatures up to 50°C and helps slow desertification. It contributes to livelihoods and food security in regional communities.

2. Argan oil has been used in Berber folk medicine for centuries to treat skin conditions, rheumatism and heart disease.

3. Its fruits are often used in beauty products. Its oil is rich in natural vitamins, essential fats and antioxidants that help moisturise and support hair and skin.

4. Argan oil is used in Moroccan cooking for its rich, nutty flavour. It is also used to add flavour to salad dressings, and is stirred into couscous.

5. The soft pulp surrounding the nut and seed paste from which the oil is extracted are used as animal feed for sheep, goats, camels, and cattle. Argan tree fruits and leaves are also consumed by livestock.

The Supermarket Tree 06/10/2022

The Supermarket Tree

There is so much more in trees than what meets the eye. The question is how can we source it all without exhausting this very important resource!

https://www.1treellion.org/post/the-supermarket-tree

The Supermarket Tree Everyday items we forget that trees provide for us and the power of consumers. And how to be a sustainable customer

UN SDG Goals | 1treellion 03/10/2022

UN SDG Goals | 1treellion

1Treellion is working hard to plant with people for people.
This is why we are fulfilling 9 of the UN development sustainable goals.

https://www.1treellion.org/un-sdg-goals

UN SDG Goals | 1treellion Bringing Communities together to collectively raise enough funds to make a meaningful global impact by bringing communities together to plant 1 trillion trees and cool the Earth. Offset our carboon footprint. 1treellion.org

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor 28/09/2022

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor

Making the world greener... With Job van Hooijdonk from Regreener

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-52--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Making-a-Greener-World-Hosting-Job-van-Hooijdonk-e1hvmmg

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stori...

26/09/2022

Happy Monday!

Episode 44 / The Butterfly Story of Good People Doing Good Things Hosting Grant Brown by The Butterfly Effect 21/09/2022

Episode 44 / The Butterfly Story of Good People Doing Good Things Hosting Grant Brown by The Butterfly Effect

Good people doing good things!

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-44--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Good-People-Doing-Good-Things-Hosting-Grant-Brown-e1ffspc

Episode 44 / The Butterfly Story of Good People Doing Good Things Hosting Grant Brown by The Butterfly Effect This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Grant Brown. Tech entrepreneur turned eco-activist, Grant uses his deep knowledge of environmental issues and solutions to distill complex issues into simple, easy-to-understand terms. His goal is to inspire hope for the future in those who worry about t...

Portland State study shows how ‘green islands’ help forests regenerate after fire | Portland State University 16/09/2022

Portland State study shows how ‘green islands’ help forests regenerate after fire | Portland State University

Something about forest regeneration after fires... enjoy the read

https://www.pdx.edu/news/portland-state-study-shows-how-green-islands-help-forests-regenerate-after-fire

Portland State study shows how ‘green islands’ help forests regenerate after fire | Portland State University by Summer Allen June 9, 2022 Share Fire refugia—islands of living trees that remain following forest fires—help forests regenerate. This photo of a forest hit by the 2012 Shadow Lake Fire in Oregon shows a fire refugium (patch of tall trees) and post-fire regeneration (small tree seedlings) in t...

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor 14/09/2022

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor

Tali is speaking with Daniel Katz from the Good Energy Initiative about planting in urban areas.

Let us know what you think

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-51--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Urban-Forests-Hosting-Daniel-Katz-e1j5b50

The Butterfly Effect • A podcast on Anchor The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stori...

Carbon Capture Technologies ‘Extraordinarily Expensive’, Show Limited Potential, IPCC Analysis Concludes | The Energy Mix 12/09/2022

Carbon Capture Technologies ‘Extraordinarily Expensive’, Show Limited Potential, IPCC Analysis Concludes | The Energy Mix

There is no silver bullet. It is not technology alone that will save us, it's the reduction of methane emissions from oil and gas (or eliminating the use altogether), and it's also planting more .

https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/07/24/carbon-capture-technologies-are-extraordinarily-expensive-show-limited-potential-ipcc-analysis-concludes/

Carbon Capture Technologies ‘Extraordinarily Expensive’, Show Limited Potential, IPCC Analysis Concludes | The Energy Mix The detailed science on the fossil industry’s highly-touted carbon capture and storage and carbon dioxide removal technologies is not nearly as optimistic as the summary language in the most recent United Nations report on the topic, veteran climate journalist Amy Westervelt concludes in a recent ...

Trees Give Back to Us, Even When They Die 09/09/2022

Trees Give Back to Us, Even When They Die

There is more to trees than what meets the eyes. Here we tried to share some of the values and impact of trees beyond carbon.

https://www.1treellion.org/post/trees-give-back-to-us-even-when-they-die

Trees Give Back to Us, Even When They Die The values and impact of trees beyond carbon Photo by Erin Testone on Unsplash Imagine your impact from a single tree planting going beyond a few years. While short-term effects are often at the front of our minds, the long-lasting impacts of trees can be seen throughout the years of its e growth. A...

In Bangladesh, a community comes together to save a life-giving forest 05/09/2022

In Bangladesh, a community comes together to save a life-giving forest

Residents in one village across Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts region have started an initiative with various programs aimed at conserving their forest.
They have also started to providing funding for alternatives to reduce members’ reliance on forest resources.
Some of the initiatives include prohibiting hunting and slash and burn farming, restoring local water sources and conserving vegetation.

https://news.mongabay.com/2022/05/in-bangladesh-a-community-comes-together-to-save-a-life-giving-forest/

In Bangladesh, a community comes together to save a life-giving forest KAMALCHHORI, Bangladesh — Anupam Chakma, 60, has lived in the hilly village of Kamalchhori in Bangladesh all his life. When his grandfather and his contemporaries arrived in the region many decades ago, they found water holes that didn’t run dry, even during the dry season, and settled nearby. K...

Episode 23 / The Butterfly Story of Climbing Trees Hosting Tim Kovar by The Butterfly Effect 31/08/2022

Episode 23 / The Butterfly Story of Climbing Trees Hosting Tim Kovar by The Butterfly Effect

Have you ever climbed a tree?

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-23--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Climbing-Trees-Hosting-Tim-Kovar-e10ne36

Episode 23 / The Butterfly Story of Climbing Trees Hosting Tim Kovar by The Butterfly Effect Tim Kovar is a Master Tree Climbing Instructor with 30 years of teaching experience. His love and respect of nature, coupled with his wanderlust spirit, led him to metaphorically and literally take the vertical path less traveled. A path that has led him into the remote jungles of the world in pursu...

Review: 'Mini-Forest Revolution' shows how to mimic nature 29/08/2022

Review: 'Mini-Forest Revolution' shows how to mimic nature

A little something on mini forests

https://www.yahoo.com/news/review-mini-forest-revolution-shows-185647863.html

Review: 'Mini-Forest Revolution' shows how to mimic nature In “Mini-Forest Revolution,” author Hannah Lewis shows how a forestation method developed by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki is helping groups around the world restore ravaged areas to dense forests that create green zones and help mitigate global warming by absorbing carbon. Mention the word ....

Episode 03 / The Butterfly Story of Saving Forests Hosting Ariana Ivan by The Butterfly Effect 24/08/2022

Episode 03 / The Butterfly Story of Saving Forests Hosting Ariana Ivan by The Butterfly Effect

How can we save a forest? Here is Ariana Ivan to tell us all about it

https://anchor.fm/the-butterfly-effect/episodes/Episode-03--The-Butterfly-Story-of-Saving-Forests-Hosting-Ariana-Ivan-egtrg9

Episode 03 / The Butterfly Story of Saving Forests Hosting Ariana Ivan by The Butterfly Effect This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ariana Ivan. Ariana has built social-impact businesses from fashion to education and today her mission is to create models that make forests profitable, without cutting or degrading them. You will hear about how she does it, and her thoughts on sustainab...

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This Mother's Day, let's plant a tree for mom
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"Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky."  Kahlil Gebran
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