Become a climate changer in 2017
With just one simple action, you can join the community of people taking real action on climate change.
You now have the opportunity to purchase from the ﬁrst release of CarbonSocial credits – the only Gold Standard-certiﬁed carbon credits available from Timor-Leste.
Every CarbonSocial credit purchased removes a tonne of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, supports subsistence communities, and helps replenish the planet.
It’s carbon offsetting + ethical, social, environmental and economic impacts.
The first Gold Standard certified carbon farming program in Timor-Leste.
In March 2016, WithOneSeed successfully gained certification from the Gold Standard Foundation under its afforestation/reforestation standard. This means the CarbonSocial carbon credits produced under the WithOneSeed program meet international standards, and are the only internationally certified credits available from Timor-Leste.
Importantly, funds raised from the sale of CarbonSocial credits will be used to directly pay small landholder subsistence farmers to plant and manage the forests through WithOneSeed.
WithOneSeed has embraced the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
CarbonSocial credits help to deliver the UN SDGs by:
- end poverty and hunger and support sustainable farming and lifelong learning
- promote decent work, sustainable agricultural communities and economic growth
- take action to combat climate change, manage forests and reverse land degradation
- encourage global partnerships for sustainable development through relationships with Australian schools
- empower women and children, and particularly girls, by increasing family income, facilitating children’s education and creating family job prospects.
Standing with our regional
neighbours in Timor-Leste.
Just an hour offshore from Australia’s northern border is Timor-Leste, where some people are living on less than 80c a day and 40% of the population below the poverty line. Timor-Leste has one of the smallest carbon footprints per capita in the world compared with Australia, which has one of the largest.
Now, we have an opportunity to take responsibility and support our regional neighbours, make a global impact and create a healthier planet.
You will receive a certificate signed by significant figures including Nobel Peace prize laureate and former President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr Jose Ramos Horta.
This is a certificate you can proudly hang at home or in your office.
CarbonSocial and WithOneSeed are initiatives of the xpand Foundation, a social enterprise committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual.
Combatting climate change
starts with one seed…
CarbonSocial credits are an important part of the WithOneSeed program – a social enterprise to support subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste to re-establish and maintain the forests where they live.
Reforestation is a key response to global climate change. It’s a ‘no regrets’ approach as it provides a highly effective form of carbon capture and storage while reducing soil erosion and degradation, improving the habitat, restoring the water table, and boosting crop yields and nutrition.
Since 2009, WithOneSeed has been working with subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste to generate income through community forestry. The program is improving the natural environment, building local economies, increasing the health of communities and reducing global greenhouse emissions.
Key achievements of
WithOneSeed to date.
It’s simple actions by many people that will make the biggest impact on climate change.
Since the 2015 global climate change conference in Paris, there is renewed vigour and refreshed interest in tackling the effects of carbon. World leadership and opinion about the need for real climate action is increasing, as is the call for individuals and industry to understand their responsibilities and mitigate their carbon footprint.