It’s not hard to imagine that a company named 11trees is interested in its environmental impact. Even though we don’t produce physical goods, we have an impact on the environment. Generating electricity is required for everything from running datacenters to powering our computers. Fortunately, most of 11trees’ collaborators live in countries where 98% or more of the energy is produced from reliable sources. (Go Costa Rica & Norway!) Still, we have an impact, small as it may be.
We decided to do something about that. We didn’t want to just “greenwash” away our carbon footprint with some type of credit or offset like many companies do. That’s why we’ve partnered with Mossy Earth, a European based organization that focuses on “[restoring] native, wild forests. That means we only support projects that plant native trees where they would grow naturally.” In addition to reforestation, they also collaborate on projects involving everything from making use of technology to prevent habitat destruction to saving critically endangered species.
As of November 2022, we’ve committed to donating enough to plant at least eleven trees every month, in addition to helping with their other projects. You can check out our impact dashboard to see where trees have been planted and what projects we’ve helped finance.