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Making A Difference – One Tree At A Time

Making A Difference – One Tree At A Time

Posted by Rachel Crippin Clark on 25th Oct 2023

It’s easy to look at the world’s environmental challenges and feel like there’s no way one person can make a difference. But when you buy a product from our website, you’re doing just that. You’re effectively joining forces with TRINITY, our customers, and a global organization planting trees around the world.

Through our partnership with One Tree Planted, your purchase helps to restore forests, which counteract the effects of climate change, create habitats for biodiversity, and make positive social impacts around the world. In fact, our customers have helped plant 26,139 trees in critical regions since the launch of our program in March of 2022.

Here’s how it works:

  • You buy a quality organizing solution or piece of home décor from
  • As a result of that purchase, we make a donation to One Tree Planted.
  • One Tree Planted, an amazing not-for-profit organization based in Vermont, identifies critical needs for reforestation around the world.
  • One Tree Planted works with local communities and knowledgeable experts to plant trees.

Why Trees?

Trees offer a whole host of benefits for nature, people and wildlife. In fact, the United Nation’s International Resource Panel says well-planned reforestation and related land restoration activities have the ability to create positive powerful impacts for ALL 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide a habitat for over 80% of the world's biodiversity. (Did you know just one tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants?) Trees also help counteract the effects of climate change and improve our physical and mental health. And they generate a number of positive social impacts from jobs to food to medicine.

Impact So Far

When we first entered into partnership with One Tree Planted, we asked them to use our donations to plant trees where they’re needed most. The 26,139 trees we’ve donated so far have been used in four projects in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Brazil.

Michoacán, Mexico is known as the nesting site for vulnerable Monarch butterflies. But the number of Oyamel trees where they nest are declining due to overuse (when developing the Mexican railroad system), and those that remain are retreating up the mountain (due to climate change). New trees will help preserve the Monarch species, as well as fresh water sources for the local community. Monarch preservation also directly affects the community, which depends economically on the visitors who come from around the world to see the home of this beloved species.

In parts of Alberta, Canada where land has been cleared for cropland and cattle pastures, amix of white spruce, black spruce and jack pines is immediately helping with soil stability. As the trees grow, they will provide hiding and foraging cover for sensitive migratory songbirds, raptors, owls, moose, elk, deer and black bear. They also will increase biodiversity locally and regionally since any remaining trees are largely deciduous.

The Corridors for Life project in São Paulo, Brazil is restoring a public forest that has been encroached on over the years by large-scale ranching, sugarcane establishments, and land reform programs. By using scientific evidence, cooperating with new settlers and large landowners, and collaborating with state and federal agencies, this project is helping establish a land-use framework that promotes sustainable agriculture and forest restoration over the long term.

Here in the United States, planting longleaf pines in southern Alabama will benefit 36 threatened or endangered species including the gopher tortoise. A significant part of this project involved educating and working with private landowners in historically underserved counties; 74% said they were interested in increasing wildlife habitats but they did not know how or have the financial resources.

Our ongoing partnership with One Tree Planted is just one part of TRINITY’s commitment to positive environmental impacts. Our products offer a number of environmentally friendly materials and finishes, including 100% recyclable stainless steel, sustainable bamboo, reclaimed wood and fully recyclable wood plastic composite. We also strive to reduce environmental footprints in manufacturing, distribution and company operations. Learn more