Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our fundraiser, and for helping the Global Tree Initiative grow.

We appreciate everyone that shared the news of our fundraiser, who attended the fundraiser events, and who contributed by sending us a video or message of support and encouragement.

Together, we raised just over $9,800. With our two generous matching donors, that means we have raised $19,600, just shy of halfway, to our goal of $40,000.
Please consider a monthly donation to help us reach our goal.

Your donation will be skilfully and respectfully invested into helping us:

Provide education: we create and share educational content.
Encourage and assist: tree-planting projects globally.
Inspire our community: we share stories about our tree-planting partners.
Preserve our planet: together we plant trees, grow forests, and save their future.
Research best practices: to plant trees and monitor tree survival.

A large portion of this work is driven by four, modestly paid contractors, and a community of volunteers, who are committed and engaged to make this happen.

Please stay tuned to our newsletters, and follow our social media pages, to see the exciting projects we explore in the future!

Have a look at our founder, Tenzin Ösel Hita’s message about the mission and vision of the Global Tree Initiative. 

Thank you again for believing in our project, and for helping us grow. We wholeheartedly appreciate your ongoing support.

We are all extremely pleased with the overwhelming response from all of you. Thank you, gracias, gracie, merci, terima kasih, danke schoen, धन्यवाद, dank u wel, obrigada, dankie, благодарю вас. We will do our utmost best to use those donations to the best benefit of the Global Tree Initiative. – Hans Timpner

Your Global Tree Initiative team;
Hans Timpner, global director.
Arnoud Smits, communication designer.
Francisca Gusmao, project specialist.
Anrich Bester, project coordinator.

Universal Clear Light, Inc. (home of the Global Tree Initiative) board of directors and officers;
Ösel Hita, chairman of the board, director.
Chung Han, director.
Julie Caldwell, CEO, director.
Tom Truty, secretary.
Valerie Ray, accountant & treasurer.

Donors of our November fundraiser:

Please share this. Thank you!

More News

Our GTI office is closed from March 1 – 15

Our Global Tree Initiative operational team will take a maintenance break from March 1 – 15. During this period, our platforms will still be available to you, but we will not respond to any emails or queries via our website or social media platforms.

A farewell message to Jorge

We will remember Jorge and everything he shared with us. His sweet adventures and lovely pictures.

Exciting update on #WalkForTheTrees2023

Mark tells us that “The walk will trace ancient routes across the traditional country of 4 of the 5 clans of the Ngurai Illum Wurrung (First Nations Peoples of the Kulin Nation): the Boonwurrung, the Woiworung, the Taungurong and the Djadjawurung. The walk will honor the original inhabitants who have occupied, cared for, and managed their country for at least the past 32,000 years (based on physical evidence along the route).

Why should we eat pulses more often?

This article will focus on (1) what makes pulses an environmentally friendly crop, and (2) the health benefits one can get from including pulses in one’s diet.

Join us in celebrating our founder’s birthday

On February 12, Tenzin Ösel Hita celebrates his birthday, and he is inviting us all to join his campaign to support the Global Tree Initiative.

Australian community walks to support the Global Tree Initiative!

Our two Australian coordinators, Mark Allaway and Jill Lancashire are planning a charity walk for the benefit of the Global Tree Initiative! The event is called “Walk for the Trees 2023”.  The walk will take place closer to the end of March this year.

January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day in the USA!

In preparation for celebrating this year’s squirrel appreciation day (21 January), Kat and Bonnie would love to hear from YOU!

A message of appreciation from our partner, Manica Youth Assembly

We are honored to share a heart-felt message of appreciation from our partner in Zimbabwe, Manica Youth Assembly!

The voice of our global community in 2022!

Thank you all for 2022. We look forward to what we will accomplish, together, in 2023!

A thank you message from our founder, Tenzin Ösel Hita

Thank you so much for the kind donations that were made. We will put the money to use in a very transparent and clear way, so you can follow every single cent that comes in and goes out, and how it is spent.

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