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Do you want to help solve the climate crisis?

We plant trees and help you live sustainably

Trees and sustainable living are essential for the climate, nature and everyone’s well-being. That’s why Alive to Earth plants trees in Tanzanian reserves and helps you take EcoSteps so that you easily realize both.

for nature and humanity

Together we take care of the biggest challenge of our times

You likely know about the state of our only home: Climate change is rampant, ecosystems are failing and pollution seems unstoppable. Luckily we can solve all this together if we follow a simple, proven path forward:

Plant trees to responsibly offset your carbon footprint: This not only helps the climate, but offers many benefits to nature and local people in developing countries as well.

Live eco-friendly by following handy EcoSteps: They are simple actions you can take to help you reduce your environmental impact as much as you like.

From:

Causing pollution and worsening the climate crisis

To:

Living eco-friendly and carbon neutral

You can contribute to a green future in 3 simple steps

We can all make a meaningful difference

STEP 1

Pick how many trees you want to plant

Simply click ‘Plant trees’, pick and safely order them. There we give guidance on how many trees to plant to be climate neutral.

STEP 2

We plant your trees and share the photos

We offset your carbon footprint by responsibly planting trees. So you live carbon neutral and no longer worsen climate change.

STEP 3

You live climate neutral and increasingly eco-friendly

Congrats! Additionally we help you live as eco-friendly as you like with handy EcoSteps. So you easily lower your environmental impact.

The projects help to realize the
UN sustainable development goals

Our local partners support the Global EverGreening alliance

UN Ecosystem restoration

Our local partners support the UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration 

This is where we restore degraded lands

WE GROW AND PLANT TREES for you IN TANZANIA

The local leaders of this project in Tanzania have over 10 years of experience, so your trees are carefully and responsibly planted in protected reserves.

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Big benefits

TREES REMOVE CARBON FROM THE AIR, BUT DO SO MUCH MORE

Trees absorb CO2 and release oxygen, so planting them naturally offsets your carbon footprint and fights climate change. But by planting with us, your trees have even more benefits:

For nature

Restore biodiversity

Over 20 different local species are planted to restore biodiversity

Prevent soil erosion

The roots of the trees prevent soil erosion and landslides

Grow well-protected trees

We plant trees in protected reserves so they are not cut down

Improve water conservation

Trees help to hold on to water, so that the soil quality improves

Plant trees that survive

Trees are expertly planted with a high survival rate of over 92%

For people

Reduce poverty

The local people plant the trees and receive income

Provide food for local people

Fruit and nut trees help farmers and provide food for local people

Regulate extreme heat

Trees cool the air around them so that it doesn't get extremely hot

Provide nature education

Children learn about nature and plant trees for school projects

Get all tree planting details

For each tree you receive its exact location and photo after planting

Important features

INCLUDED WITH ALL TREE ORDERS

You get a personal impact page

Once your trees are planted, we notify you and you can see all the details on your impact page. And if you want, you can share your contributions with the world to inspire others.

See the precise location, planting certificate and photos of your trees.

Track your total impact over time

Share your page to inspire others

You get access to the EcoSteps

From eating different, to installing solar panels, with EcoSteps you’re guided to easily address environmental issues in the most complete way:

See which steps are easiest and have the most impact and track your progress

Based on the latest scientific insights from experts

Improve not just the environment, but most likely your finances and well-being as well

You help to empower local people 

If there are funds left over after your trees are planted, we fund projects that reduce carbon emissions in developing countries. For example, by installing solar panels, wind turbines or less polluting stoves.

Improve the quality of life of the local people while you support sustainability projects

Empower local people living in regions that are likely to be hit hardest by climate change

The projects are Gold Standard certified, so they follow international standards and guidelines

Why we’re committed

At Alive to Earth we see the climate crisis like a wake-up call to become more aware of our relationship with the planet we live on; to be more and more ‘Alive to Earth’. This relationship needs many practical improvements to keep our planet habitable. That’s why our purpose is to speed up the transition to environmentally conscious living so that we secure a truly sustainable, green planet for all life.

What other people say

The time is now

Check off 'be climate neutral' today

Starting at just € 5,- a month for 10 trees. So join now to:

Live climate neutral and revive nature by planting trees

Live environmentally friendly thanks to our EcoSteps

Empower local people in developing countries

Frequently asked questions

Because climate change is a problem that has been created through countless actions from billions of people (though some more than others) it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that what we do as individuals doesn’t matter. But the collective is only made up of individuals. It is each individual, company and government that will have to become more environmentally friendly in order to solve climate change.

Then of course it is easy to think, this individual, company, or government isn’t doing his or her part, so why should I do my part? Well, as more and more people and businesses become environmentally friendly, it becomes less and less acceptable for others to not do their part. There is a network effect. Therefore your small (or big) contributions truly make a difference!

As long as carbon is offset responsibly, for instance by carefully planting indigenous trees, it is a really great for the planet. There is less carbon in the air and nature revives.

However, it can not be the only solution to climate change. We also need to live in a more environmentally friendly way and reduce our carbon emissions. Simply because at some point in the (far) future there won’t be enough land to plant trees.

Carbon offsets also give us more time to complete the transition to a completely sustainable society. And this time is absolutely needed, because the transition is a massive undertaking.

That’s why Alive to Earth offers a complete solution: offsetting your carbon footprint responsibly while helping you live in a more environmentally friendly way as well.

We will certainly add locations in the future, but they will likely be in developing countries.

To tackle climate change, it does not matter much in which country the trees are located. But if you want to plant a lot of trees, in some countries, such as the Netherlands, this is a lot more complicated on a large scale than in countries with more space, such as Tanzania.

In addition, planting trees gives much more benefit to the local people in a developing country. There it provides food and income, while this is needed a lot less in the Western world.

We plant your trees in the spring and autumn. In this way the weather conditions are ideal and they can grow well.

As soon as your trees have been planted, we will update your profile page and you will receive a message via e-mail.

At Alive to Earth, our goal is to plant as many trees as possible in a responsible manner. We are therefore not after high margins or a lot of overhead, but prefer to simply plant a many more trees. We are ‘mission driven’.

It is also not necessary to grow trees until they are large, but they can be planted quite young with the same result. This saves a lot of work, space and costs.

Alive to Earth is a social enterprise. That means we are technically a business, but reinvest all profits in sustainability projects for local communities. To reinforce this social character, we are working to get a B Corp certification soon.

Once your trees have been planted you receive proof of the planting in the form of photos of your trees, the precise location on google maps and a unique certificate. This way you can be sure that your trees have actually been planted.

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