Without limting our comfort we can`t change the system.Andrei Nicolescu, Founder
So one of our founders decided to go by bike every day his 50km route to school until the TeamTrees campaign will get accomplished. Livestream embed under development.
As we generally like the idea of 20 million planted trees, we are happy to support this project. However, we are a little sceptical about the lack of information from TeamTree and the Arbor Day Foundation. On their platforms, it is described as:
For every dollar you donate, one tree will be planted in a forest of \
high need around the globe. It’ s that simple!
But there is much more behind it. Depending on the location, tree species and other conditions, the prices for trees vary exceptionally strongly. We also work with our Partner Tree-Nation, which represents Europe’s leading tree organization, and one can plant ten times that amount on trees for $ 20 million. Of course, the more is invested per tree, the more it can influence the biodiversity and the intensity of the final result. To make sure that all TeamTrees’ donations go to their intended destination, TeamTrees has already requested full documentation on the distribution of funds, trees and labour, but so far we have not received a response.
However, as the organization is likely to have a veritable rush of emails and requests, we can understand that for granted and assume that we will have one more answer and the documentation for review by our partners and experts.
Until then, however, we find the project very praiseworthy and only want to point out that planting trees in no way compensates/justifies all our other environmentally harmful activities.
There is no change without people willing to abandon their comforts.