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:

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More News

Reflections on Walk For The Trees 2023 – Part 2

Mark shares with us that, “Overall, Jill and I are thrilled about the outcomes and the way things went during the whole process”.

Developments from our Australian partner, Atisha Buddhist Centre

Mark tells us that they are applying for funding to create a “honey and native bee pollinator garden” around the Kadampa Stupa.

International Youth Day: Inspiration from Zimbabwe

On August 12, we celebrate International Youth Day! This brings about an excellent opportunity to hear from our Regional coordinator in Zimbabwe, Jussa Kudherezera, who is also the founder of Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA).

Mark Allaway’s birthday fundraiser

THANK YOU for celebrating your birthday with us, Mark Allaway!

Food Security and the way forward

This piece explains the current state of food security in Nigeria, the challenges it faces, and potential solutions to address this pressing issue.

Welcome to Burkina Faso, country number 66 to join our global community!

In June 2023, Burkina Faso became country number 66 to join our global tree-planting community! Burkina Faso is a West-African country, lying in the Sahel belt region.

Meet Raman Reikhi from Reikhi Farms, India

Raman is one of the active members of our community forum, and he has also planted many trees in the past. In this article, we want to tell our community more about Raman and his farm, Reikhi Farms.

Our community gardeners from around the world

Gardening can be quite a rewarding experience and it has proven benefits to one’s health (both physical and mental). Our global community has been dedicating some time to growing food and tending to small indoor gardens.

Children in Equatorial Guinea share their humble gardening activities

One of the heartfelt stories that reached us through this global challenge, comes from Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Sr. Manuela Benavides tells us about the activities that they carry out with the disabled children in Mikomiseng.

GTI India offers their collective success and efforts to the Dalai Lama!

Mrinalini Nigde, one of our dedicated coordinators in India, tells us about a wooden plaque that was offered to the Dalai Lama.

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