NEUTRAL IS NOT ENOUGH.

Did you know you can offset your impact with trees? Life's pleasures don't have to leave a carbon footprint on the planet. Whether you're spending your time surfing the net or binging your favourite series, we're here to offset your impact.

Big change starts small, shop our Climate+ packages below.

FAQs

What is climate+?

The action of going beyond net zero. It means doing more than just offsetting carbon emissions - by creating an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Climate+ packages let you offset your lifestyle choices—big or small, and we'll plant trees that will eventually offset your footprint while providing jobs, and rehabilitating ecosystems.

Typically, trees sequester CO2 over their 25 year lifespan - we will be planting enough trees to ensure our partner's and consumer's emissions are offset within 10 years (by 2030).

What is carbon offsetting?

A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.

What is the impact of a tree?

Trees do something called ‘sequestering carbon’, it’s their way of cleaning our air, and eliminating harmful elements from the earth. They do that by absorbing the C02, and storing the carbon. Not only do trees sequester carbon, they also produce oxygen.

What type of trees are being planted and where?

We are primarily planting mangrove trees in Madagascar and Indonesia, but are also planting Acacia trees in Senegal, and Avocado trees in Haiti. Mangrove trees, in particular, are one of the most efficient carbon sequestering trees in the world and planting them provides much more than a carbon impact for our planet. We are incredibly grateful for our planting partners — Eden Reforestation Projects, Trees for the Future, and Plant with Purpose, who are on the ground with local communities ensuring these incredible impacts happen.

How much CO2 does a tree absorb?

Every tree is a bit different depending on the characteristics of the tree itself and the ecosystem it lives in. For example, mangroves sequester up to 4x as much as tropical rain forests, mostly due to their ability to store large amounts of carbon in the soil around their root systems.

How much CO2 does a mangrove absorb?

On average, each mangrove tree removes over 680lbs (308kg) of CO2 from the atmosphere over the growth life of the tree. This calculates to an average of 185lbs (12.3kg) per year per tree.

Why mangrove trees?

Scientific studies have shown that Mangroves sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests, and contain the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems.

What are the environmental benefits of tree planting?

One of the many benefits of reforestation is that trees are extremely efficient at carbon sequestration and amongst the most effective tools in the fight against dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and global warming. Trees convert the carbon dioxide (CO2) into plant matter, holding this material for the life of the tree and beyond.

How do I know you’re actually planting the trees?

tentree's partners have established photo stations at our planting sites, and have instructed the villagers on how to use a camera that geotags the photos with GPS coordinates where the photo was taken. Workers literally walk the perimeter of our planting sites with a GPS unit to trace the edge of the site, so we can share the information with those sponsoring that particular site. We are also working on developing drone mapping for our sites to better monitor success of planting, and we are rolling out a new planting verification software to track and verify our planting efforts at all our active sites.

How long will this program run for?

We’re launching the program throughout Earth Month, but it will live on indefinitely on tentree.com/tentree.ca. We will be updating the consumer page with fun, seasonal offset packages!