Amazon customers can now use their voice to plant trees around the world.
To celebrate Earth Month, Amazon is partnering with A planted tree, an environmental charity that supports reforestation around the world. In the US, customers with an Alexa-enabled device can now say “Alexa, grow a tree” to donate $1 to plant a tree through One Tree Planted.
Trees play a vital role in creating clean air and water, maintaining a healthy climate, and providing habitats for wildlife. That’s why we’re making it easy for Alexa customers to help support reforestation efforts by donating a tree just by using their voice. Customers can also track and view the number of trees they help plant through their Amazon Pay account.
One Tree Planted works with community partners in South America to plant trees during the Queuña Raymi Planting Festival in the Andes Mountains.
Community partners work on a project in Thanh Hóa, Vietnam.
One Tree Planted begins to restore a former native podocarp pine plantation in New Zealand.
Scottish partners are working on the restoration of Alla & Gameshope Native Woodland.
Community partners in Paibona, Uganda plant their land and reforest the area.
To further show our commitment to helping preserve the planet, Amazon is also donating $1 million to One Tree Planted. The donation will help the non-profit organization plant a total of one million trees, from April to December 2022, to have a global impact around the world. Early reforestation projects include:
- Restoration of an open pit mine in Appalachia: This project is helping to support the reforestation of approximately 34 acres of strip-mined land in Center County, Pennsylvania that is unable to regenerate naturally on its own.
- California wildfire restoration: The Forest Health Project is a restoration program implemented on private land with the Mendocino National Forest affected by the 2018 wildfires in Colusa County, Northern California. With these funds, hardworking foresters will devote time to promoting better vegetation planning and resource management, helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires and floods in the region.
- Fruit trees to fight hunger in India: This project will plant and nurture fruit trees with smallholder farmers in marginalized communities in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal in India. These fruit trees will help participating farmers create sustainable livelihoods and provide nutritious food for their families and communities.
- Protection of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest: Endangered southern resident killer whales have lived for millennia in a stretch of the Pacific Ocean from northern California to British Columbia. Planting trees along rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest is restoring critical habitat for salmon, the primary food source for endangered whales.
Learn more about the impact of these projects.
A nursery in India.
The sand dune restoration project in India.
The Willamette Valley Restoration Project in Oregon.
The restoration of Paramount Ranch after the Woolsey fire in 2018.
One Tree Planted has planted over 40 million trees in over 43 countries since 2014, including 23.5 million in 2021 alone. The organization’s vision is to make tree planting accessible to everyone with the aim of collectively restoring forests, fostering biodiversity and having a positive social impact around the world. A planted tree is also a AmazonSmile Organizationwhich means that Amazon customers can automatically donate to One Tree Planted when shopping with Amazon through smile.amazon.comwhich offers the same products, low prices, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com.
More than 300 companies in 51 sectors and 29 countries have now joined The Climate Pledge and pledged to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years ago.
We believe that every action and donation, big or small, counts when it comes to supporting a more sustainable future. That’s why we are committed to helping our customers plant trees easily. It’s also why we continually strive to reduce our carbon footprint through The climate commitmentand encourage recycling efforts through our Exchange program.
Consider donating to One Tree Planted through Alexa to make a positive impact. Climate change is a bigger issue than one person, but when we work together we can make a difference.