MY TREES is Our Love
MY TREES brings together people who care about air quality, climate change, and what kind of Earth we leave for future generations – people who want to help, have fun, and make money. There are several ways to get involved in the project. As volunteers, we plant trees all over the world. We also rent 1,000 hectares of land in Vichada, Colombia, where we raise fast-growing trees for the timber industry. We farm there organically, creating local jobs and cooperating with neighbors to care for a rare native forest that grows on our land.
Our Mission and Goal
The Amazon rainforest, which accounts for about 14 percent of all forestland on Earth, is shrinking more and more every year. The main threat is people who harvest valuable trees as raw material. MY TREES raises fast-growing trees on long-lived soil as an alternative to clearcutting rainforests. When the first fast-growing trees are harvested, we will enter the South American timber market and show that rare and ancient trees need not die to provide raw material for industries. Harvesting wood from sustainable tree farms preserves rainforest habitat for wildlife, as well as a significant source of the world’s oxygen.
We Think Green and Believe that Everyone Can Change the World
We couldn’t sit idly by and watch while rainforests were decimated, so we got up and planted our first tree. Then another. And another. Today, we have our first forest. Tomorrow, there will be more. Together, we can plant a billion trees around the world. Every hand counts. Even an individual can do great things, especially when they connect with others.