Giving Back

Have you ever considered how many trees have been sacrificed so that you may write and publish your books?

According to the One Tree Planted organization, 700 pounds of paper are used by the average United States citizen each year. And 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the Earth every day!

To make your FIRST WRITE™ experience especially meaningful, start the New Year with a new writing project and a commitment to give back to the planet.  

One option is to download the Forest app. With this app, users can earn credits by not using their cell phones and plant real trees around the world with their credits.

Another way to pay it forward is to donate to the nonprofit tree organization of your choice:


Brettacorp is a registered not-for-profit community association building forests in the Cassowary Coast region of Tropical North Queensland, Australia.  

Earth Day Network Canopy Project has a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees (one tree for every person on earth) in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that plants millions of trees every year on the behalf of donors, businesses, and foundations. 

Green Belt Movement engages Kenyan women in planting trees, protecting critical forests and watersheds, and empowering communities.

International Tree Foundation works with communities in Africa and the UK to carry out sustainable community forestry projects. 

National Forest Foundation aims to plant 50 million trees by 2023 across the United States.

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in Shelburne, Vermont, working with amazing reforestation organizations around the world that need financial support to help them get more trees in the ground. 

Plant a Billion Trees is a large-scale restoration initiative launched by The Nature Conservancy in 2008. Projects include Brazil's Atlantic Forest and forest projects in the United States and China.

Plant for the Planet is a youth initiative to plant 1,000 billion trees worldwide by the year 2020.

Trees, Water and People works directly with the Oglala Lakota Native Americans to restore fire-degraded landscapes, store atmospheric carbon, and improve the skills and livelihoods of the local Lakota youth who will primarily be planting these trees for future generations on the reservation.

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