Planting Hope with One Tree Planted
Greetings, Fellow Earth Guardians and Fellow Game-Changing Entrepreneurs!
Welcome back to my blog, where today I'll be delving into a subject that's deeply personal and important to me - reforestation and forest conservation. As a child, I found solace and friendship in the woods, leaving whimsical tokens of painted twigs, leaves, and rocks for all its inhabitants and forming a true bond with nature and the wild that has genuinely lasted a lifetime. Growing up, I channeled this passion into environmental and social activism, participating in tree-planting events, clean-ups, and meetups at every opportunity.
Today, as a devoted activist and a parent nurturing three budding eco-warriors, my limb difference and my Multiple Sclerosis has slowed me down, but it hasn't dampened my spirit in the least. Discovering One Tree Planted was like finding a beacon of hope. This wonderful organization uses every dollar donated to plant trees across the globe, fostering reforestation, nurturing biodiversity, and generating positive global impact. A single dollar can make a world of difference!
In the organization’s own words: "We want to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Together we can restore forests, create habitat for biodiversity, and make a positive social impact around the world." - One Tree Planted
Feeling inspired by all aspects of the organization’s mission, I reached out to Patty Yanes, a donations coordinator for The Grove, the organization’s donation commitment program, to learn more about the organization's inner workings. To my absolute delight, Patty graciously agreed to chat with me and share her perspective.
When asked about her favorite aspect of her role as a donations coordinator, Patty expressed her love for the vibrant community of driven entrepreneurs and bold changemakers that make up The Grove. When asked about her favorite aspects of the donors themselves, Patty lit up and said, that engaging with donors, seeing them make donations of all shapes and sizes, and witnessing their collective power to create positive change for both people and the planet is a highlight of her work.
One Tree Planted is proof that whether you’re an individual who gets their hands dirty while organizing and planning a local planting event, or a small business that wants to give, no effort is too small. There is no donation minimum: $1 = 1 tree planted, and any amount helps to make a difference in the environment. Your business can donate annually, quarterly, or monthly, and you may donate however works best for you — be it through their organization’s website, through your Shopify app, or even an API web shop integration, there’s a donation method for you! If you’re a little more old school, you can also donate via an invoice!
It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with Patty and chat about The Grove. It’s clear that she loves her job and the important role that she gets to play in both educating and empowering people to join hands and donate to One Tree Planted.
If you aren’t already a donor, I ask that you please consider making a donation to the organization. One dollar can make a difference! Join us in this empowering journey and be part of a global movement, making a lasting impact on our planet and future generations!
Until next time my friends, Autumn Dahlia is wishing you creativity, abundance, and joy, always!