Vision & Mission

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TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. We are growing a global network of women who donate monthly to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care.

We channel 80% of member donations to exemplary existing reforestation organisations in the tropics with whom we partner to restore ecosystems. The remaining 20% funds our behavior change and consciousness shift work with women to reinstate feminine leadership, and normalise collective ownership of planetary restoration.

IMAGE CREDIT: OUR PLANTING PARTNER WEFOREST

Vine-wavyOur Vision

We envision a world in which it is normal for everyone to protect and restore our planet.

Our Mission

To rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation by inspiring and channeling women's nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.

Our Unique Approach

We focus on the creation of resources and experiences that empower women to step into their feminine nature-based leadership, in support of humanity's identity shift from a consumer species to a restorer species. Our approach is the balance of inner and outer, spiritual and practical, behavioural and ecological pathways towards that shift. This is a process of discovering how to engage, nourish, inspire and activate women into their unique gifts and generosity on behalf of themselves, each other and the forests that we love and need.

Inner-WorkInner Work

1. We call to women through the gateway of their femininity and their desire to restore nature.

2. We offer them educational tools, resources, courses and community, to build the strength and resilience born of togetherness and reverence born of reconnection to nature.

3. We seek to normalize a state of nature connectedness out of which new solutions and actions arise: we call this Feminine Nature Based Leadership.

Kenyan-Children-with-Trees2Outer Work

1. We grow, diversify, support and inspire the global sisterhood to take ownership of our shared mission, co-creating solutions locally and globally, with a focus on funding tropical reforestation as our fastest path to climate repair.

2. We create culture shift campaigns, messaging and events to support the normalisation of everyone giving funds for trees every month.

3. We partner with exemplary, existing tropical reforestation organisations and we channel the funds we raise to them, specifically for tree planting aligned with our reforestation strategy.

4. When we have hit 1 million trees per month (intended end of 2017) we will begin Phase 2 of our reforestation strategy, which includes the unification of the reforestation sector and co-creation of the 'meta-map' - a quantifiable pathway to tropical reforestation through whole planet collective responsibility.

Image credit: International Tree Foundation

 

Results

In 2016 we successfully campaigned to achieve 2300 women giving monthly, at the grassroots level, funding 1 Million Trees annually planted in the tropics through our reforestation partners. As of August 2017, TreeSisters have funded 1,031,705 trees in Kenya, Madagascar, Brazil and India. We are now campaigning to achieve 1 Billion Trees planted annually via 2 million grassroots members contributing an average of £10 per month.

 

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Our Values

We are committed to holding ourselves firmly within a shared set of values and intentions that embody our vision and mission while also honouring the life force, gifts, and instincts of our entire team.

We want to 'be the invitation' we are sending out, which means embodying our vision and mission in very practical ways as individual team members and as an organization. Our values literally underpin the Map of a Restorer Species.

Blueprint of a Restorer Species:

Humility (Consideration)

We choose to wake up and get real about how things really are, both in our own lives and in the greater world. Facing the truth, dealing with what is, and no longer looking away.

Humility is the strength of the servant leader who listens deeply to how things are in the system (the feminine principle) in order to make choices and take actions that respect, respond to and protect life appropriately (the masculine principle). We seek to embody a balance of both principles in how we operate.

Unity (Encouragement)

We choose co-creation over solo experience and sisterhood (the shared field of transparency and trust) as the ground from which we grow the organization and call each other into our most authentic selves on behalf of Earth. We seek to discover how unity opens greater dimensions of wisdom, intelligence, creativity and self discovery.

Connection (Intimacy)

We choose to really feel how things are – to experience our bodies as part of nature as we learn how to listen to and embody our wholeness, wildness and natural flow.

Right Action (Responsibility)

We choose to take action from a place of deep listening through heart and body, so that our actions serve connection and we operate in ways that bring heart, mind, body and world into balance and well-being.

Service (Courage)

We choose to give of our hearts, passions, creativity and gifts in ways that grow ourselves and each other in our collective awakening and service on behalf of life and the natural world.

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Seasonal Organisational Flow

Our change tool puts life at the center of the Map.

This indicates the choice to work 'with' Life's energies, rather than over-ride or dominate.

To do this we are bringing operations into the flow of the seasons so that our outer activities folow the life cycle, and strengthen our connection to Nature.

Our Culture

Join sophieTreeSisters is a paradigm shifting, highly experimental, social and behaviour change initiative that seeks to model change from the inside out. Each day – no matter how imperfectly – we seek to create an organizational culture in which we listen to life, cooperate with emergence, step out of the paradigm of pushing and force, and follow the wisdom of Nature's cyclical rhythms.

With the TreeSisters' Map of 5 Choices as our guide, we place the restoration of life and our capacity to learn - through and from inner and outer nature - right at the centre of everything we do.

This is why we have created an organisational flow of activities that runs with the solar cycle; so that our work directly relates to the seasonal flow and its inherent support for specific activities. We also craft our weekly team planning around the lunar cycle, so that our way of working deepens connection to our cyclical nature instead of severing it.

Mabel-treesisterOur Strategic Objectives

As a UK Charity, we have developed five strategic objectives to guide us in fulfilling our Charitable Objects:

1. Build a global network of treesisters

2. Inspire and support feminine leadership through shifting consciousness

3. Raise and channel funding into tropical reforestation and protection

4. Develop partnerships to accelerate reforestation

5. Become sector leaders in global reforestation and feminine leadership

 

Hands-plantingOur legal Charitable Objects

1. Increasing Green Cover: To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity through increased green cover

2. Education and Women's Leadership: To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of training and support to encourage leadership and participation in the work of the charity and environmental protection in general, with a particular focus on women

TreeSisters is a UK Registered Charity No. 1149961

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