For every purchase from our Tees For Change brand of shirts, we plant a tree through our partnership with Trees for the Future.
Why plant trees? Because they change lives. They provide food, forage for animals, and wood for fuel and construction. They increase agricultural yields, improve water infiltration and aquifer recharge, and protect soils from wind and water erosion.
However, planting trees can be difficult when the canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and growing conditions have changed.
As an agroforestry resource center, Trees for the Future works with local farmers and community groups to help them better support themselves, and to restore degraded lands to sustainable productivity by planting trees that not only thrive in poor soil conditions, but that also benefit the local area in a multitude of ways. Through Trees for the Future’s worldwide network of technicians, volunteers, and community leaders, they help rehabilitate environments across the globe.
Since 1989, Trees for the Future has helped 1 million people in thousands of communities in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America plant more than 80 million trees.
They are also active in the United States, educating students and communities about global issues, their role in the environment, and energy efficiency.