Treepoints: where it all began…

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Welcome to Treepoints! You might be wondering what on earth Treepoints are and how they could possibly help you reduce your carbon emissions. The good news is that you’re in the right place…

So what’s the idea behind Treepoints? 

Treepoints makes it easy for every individual to make a difference in the fight against climate change. 

We are the world’s first carbon reduction platform that rewards you for doing good. Every time that you offset carbon, we give you tangible credit that can be spent on our green marketplace with our eco-partners. 

We offer monthly subscriptions that make it easy to reduce your carbon footprint and do good for the planet. Simply choose the plan that is right for your lifestyle and we put your money towards the most effective carbon reduction projects around the world. Every donation you make offsets your carbon footprint and earns you Treepoints. 

The basic concept behind Treepoints is similar to airmiles. Except instead of harming the planet by flying, we reward you for doing good by reducing your carbon footprint

After signing up, you will have access to a personal dashboard where you can see your total carbon offsetting to date and your Treepoints. Unlike other carbon offsetting platforms, the Treepoints vision is to become a hub of all things green. This is why we’ve created the Treepoints marketplace, where you can spend your Treepoints on products from green companies.

The origins of Treepoints… 

From talking to our friends and family, we realised that most people are worried about climate change and want to do good for the planet. But knowing where to start can be a bit daunting.

As just one person, it’s hard to know whether what you’re doing is actually going to make a meaningful difference. What are the best things we can do – and how can we measure our impact? 

And so Treepoints was born… We want to make it easy for everyday people, people like us, to live more sustainably. Changing your lifestyle is difficult given the demands and pressures of modern day life. The inspiration behind Treepoints was to make it simple and rewarding to fight climate change. 

How does Treepoints help fight climate change?

It’s very simple! Carbon offsetting is an effective way to take responsibility for your carbon footprint, but we realised knowing which projects to choose can be tricky. So every week, we donate on behalf of our subscribers to verified carbon reduction projects.

We take all the hassle out of selecting the best carbon reduction solutions, and provide individuals with an easy way to support them through our membership plans.

Combining the contributions of all our members means that every person has a far greater impact than individual donations. 

Which projects does Treepoints support?

The projects we support range from renewable energy initiatives to clean water projects and tree planting all around the world. All the carbon reduction schemes that we work with have an independent verification, either from Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

We carefully select projects that meet UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as offsetting CO2. You can see all the projects that we have supported to date here.

This means your money is also going towards protecting fragile ecosystems and helping impoverished communities at the same time as reducing your carbon footprint. 

We publish all of our offsetting certificates, so you can see which fantastic projects your money is going towards. You can see these on our public ledger.

As well as supporting carbon offsetting projects with our membership plans, it is our goal to become a resource for green living. Through our blog and social media, we share advice and tips for more sustainable lifestyles, showing you simple swaps and tricks that can do a whole lot of good for our planet. 

What is the goal for Treepoints? 

Our goal is to reach £1 billion in support for carbon offsetting projects by 2030! It’s ambitious but drastic action is needed to save our planet. Join us now and work with us towards a greener future. 

How can I join?

We have 4 tiers of membership available to individuals, depending on how carbon heavy your lifestyle is. We recommend the Green tier for climate novices, which at just £3.25 per month comes in at the same price as a fancy coffee.

You can change your subscription at any time and you can earn extra Treepoints through referring your family & colleagues. 

If you work for a company, we strongly recommend creating a team and encouraging your company to join our Business plan. Not only will this reduce your company’s carbon footprint, a first step on the journey to becoming a green employer, but every team member gets 50% extra Treepoints.

Remember, even the biggest companies in the world are only made up of individuals. Together, every person can make a meaningful difference.