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

A warm welcome to Bengu, our new project coordinator!

Welcome to your new role, Bengu! We are very happy and thankful to have you here, and we are looking forward to a lot of exciting developments with you!

JOIN US this International Day of Forests!

We are coming together next March 21! Register below! In an online event, we will hear from three speakers who have been, in their own ways, dedicating their energy and time to reforesting different parts of our planet.

Global Tree Initiative’s community helps protect the rainforest in Australia

Here is a final update on the fundraiser conducted by Global Tree Initiative (GTI) Australia’s community.
Mark shares, “Our small donation will save about 60 mature and semi-plants as a forest habitat.”

Welcome to our new partner, Devrai

We are excited and honored to announce our new Global Tree Initiative (GTI) partner; Devrai from India!

An interfaith community based on harmony and mutual respect

“All religions offer help to humanity. Especially when facing difficult situations, all religions offer hope. Therefore, we must respect all religions.”

Living more sustainably with Chhaya Taralekar

Chhaya Taralekar advocates for more sustainable and simpler ways of living, with composting as a cornerstone of her activities.

Emma Defresne meets Ösel Hita at Vajra Yogini Institute, France

Later that year, during the Summer of 2023, Emma met Ösel, our founder, in Vajra Yogini. Emma shares it was a “nice surprise”.

Upcoming tree-planting project happening at Tibetan Children’s Village, Ladakh

“It was very fortunate to have some very energetic and committed Tibetan students that had heard about the planting project of the Tibetan Children Village (TCV) in Leh Ladakh, inspired by the Dalai Lama during his last visit to Ladakh. The Dalai Lama wanted to see more green in the area, as the Dalai Lama’s commitment to the environment is well known.”

News from our GTI Australia community

Last month, our founder, Tenzin Ösel Hita, visited our Global Tree Initiative (GTI) communities in New Zealand and in Australia, where he led Habit Alignment Key (HAK) retreats.

The year of 2023 in numbers

As we enter the final week of 2023, we are happy to present these numbers, inspired and made possible by YOU, our Global Tree Initiative (GTI) community!

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