TreeSisters: Women as a force of nature
Imagine what would it feel like to live in a world where nature is treated as sacred, rooted in the deep understanding that we are nature.
Around the world, women are connecting to this ethos, rising to inspire a reforestation revolution like nothing seen before. Together their goal is to plant a billion trees a year, to become a force of nature on behalf of nature.
This movement is being energised by TreeSisters, who are a UK registered charity, working to empower a global network of individuals and businesses to change the world through tropical reforestation. To date, they have funded the planting of over 15 million trees across India, Kenya, Madagascar, Brazil, Mozambique, West Papua, Borneo, Cameroon, and Nepal. Their 11 community-led projects create sustainable employment for local people, provide vital habitat for endangered species such as lemur, jaguar and orangutan, and help planetary cooling in the face of climate change.
Part of what makes TreeSisters so unique is the way in which they are calling for a quality of leadership in women that is innate and yet often shamed, underestimated or overlooked: the ability to deeply feel. By feeling at one with nature, we can access the natural and cyclical intelligence of our own bodies - and realign our values and everyday choices to protect, serve and create life. This kind of heartfelt leadership is what TreeSisters calls 'feminine nature-based leadership', and while they are calling for this most strongly in women, they are clear that men are welcome too. Their ultimate goal is to make it normal for everyone to give back to nature.
TreeSisters next major milestone is to reach an inspiring goal of planting a billion trees a year. Women in the network who identify as 'treesisters' are stepping forward like never before and offering their generosity to this movement.
If you're feeling inspired this International Women's Day to become part of a global sisterhood of women, to be a force of nature on behalf of nature - then come and learn more about becoming a TreeSister. You can plant approximately 800 trees a year with a £20 a month membership. Find out how many trees you can plant with a monthly donation. Also, to date, through our 1% For The Planet partnership, you have helped Pukka to plant over 65,000 trees with TreeSisters. Thank you all.