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YOU'RE HERE
TO SAVE THE PLANET

ME TOO
(BUT ARE WE TOO LATE?)

Hello!  Welcome to Tree Street.  I am Mike Dickhout, the founder. 

I share your dread: Climate change is already wreaking havoc in our lives.  We face ever-worsening storms, floods, wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, famines, and now, pandemics.  How long until these growing catastrophes start killing and displacing millions?  How close are we to ecological collapse and mass extinction?  How close are we to our own extinction?

No one knows for sure.  However ~ if we are to prevent the worst impacts of climate change ~ we must face two hard facts.

First: Our window for meaningful action is only five to eight years.   That is, in just five years we must make substantial progress in eliminating fossil fuel emissions and removing the carbon that is already in the atmosphere.  Failure means we'll blast past the climate tipping points that make our own survival increasingly precarious ~ collapsing ecosystems, cascading extinctions, and expanding dead zones where it's too hot to live or grow food.

Second: This dauntingly short deadline changes everything.  As Greta says:

  "To do your best is no longer enough.  We must all do the seemingly impossible." 

To do the seemingly impossible in just five (maybe eight) years, we need to work together like never before.  We need new tools and new strategies.

 
That is why I am asking you to join me on Tree Street.

 

Tree Street is our own self-empowering "social network" and ecosystem of Climate Activists and Organizations.

Our Mission is to help you, me, our organizations, and local communities save the planet. 

Tree Street empowers each of us ~ on our own and collectively ~ to launch a constant stream of increasingly ambitious and impactful planet-saving projects.

In some way, these projects serve one or more of three goals:

  • Replace Fossil Fuels and other emissions- and waste-producing activities, products, and industries with those that are zero-emissions and zero-waste.
  • Remove emissions and waste from the atmosphere, land, waterways and oceans.
  • Rescue ecosystems, by stopping their ongoing destruction, protecting what remains, and wherever possible, regenerating what has been lost.

Tree Street helps you, your organization, and your local community . . .

  • Connect with all the help you need ~ supporters, partners, knowledge, resources, funding, encouragement ~ to maximize the impact of all your projects.
  • Help each other across projects, organizations, and local communities wherever you can ~ by sharing and cross-pollinating ideas, solutions, strategies, and resources, offering time, money, expertise, advice, or even just simple words of encouragement.
  • Call for and join mass action ~ environmental, political, and economic ~ targeted to achieve local and global goals (e.g. stop the destruction of a local forest).
  • Help transform our local communities into regenerative "Planet-Saving Communities" that embody the needed systemic change (zero-emissions, circular economy, etc.).  Together, we'll expand and forge bonds between these communities ~ then help them engulf and transform the world. 
Climate Action - Margaret Meade

TREE STREET MANIFESTO

Hardcore Climate Action & Radical Responsibility

Tree Street is a great, safe place for your membership to meet online and coordinate projects and events.  Its also a great place to recruit new members, and meet and collaborate with other organizations anywhere in the world.

1. Have all your members join Tree Street as individuals.

2. Have one member (e.g. an organization leader) create a Working Group and/or Directory Page for your organization, and invite all your members to join the Group and/or Page.

3. You can also create joint-Working Groups with other organizations open to each organization's members.

4. You can post your organization's news and events on your Group and Page, as well as in Calls To Action and the Community Newsfeed.

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TREE STREET TOOLS

1. YOUR PROJECTS

1. YOUR PROJECTS

Your (and your organizations') projects and ideas, and are exactly what the world needs.  

  1. Announce all your projects and crowdsource the help you need in CALLS TO ACTION (CTA).  (No project is too big or too small.  People always want to help!).
  2. Add your project to the TREE STREET DIRECTORY to make it easy for potential supporters to find you.
  3. Create a WORKING GROUP for closer collaboration with supporters.
  4. Create a CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. You get 100% of donations directly to you.
  5. Give updates in the NEWSFEED and with a Blog, Vlog, or Podcast in JOURNEYS.

With each success, we'll all be empowered to take on increasingly audacious planet-saving projects.

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Tree Street Tools (so far ;)

 

1. YOUR PROJECTS

Your (and your organizations') projects and ideas, and are exactly what the world needs.  

  1. Announce all your projects and crowdsource the help you need in CALLS TO ACTION (CTA).  (No project is too big or too small.  People always want to help!).
  2. Add your project to the TREE STREET DIRECTORY to make it easy for potential supporters to find you.
  3. Create a WORKING GROUP for closer collaboration with supporters.
  4. Create a CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. You get 100% of donations directly to you.
  5. Give updates in the NEWSFEED and with a Blog, Vlog, or Podcast in JOURNEYS.

With each success, we'll all be empowered to take on increasingly audacious planet-saving projects.

2. CALL TO ACTION (CTA: Our Crowdsourcing Forum)

CALLS TO ACTION is the best place to get attention and cross-pollinate with the Community.  Its where we ask questions, provide answers, crowdsource project partners, advice, expertise, ideas, strategies, tactics, tools, equipment, and resources.  It's also where we post calls for URGENT action against environmental emergencies.

Post whatever you need AND help others wherever you can.

3. CROWDFUND

Tree Street provides a free crowdfunding platform for projects, organizations, and individuals saving the planet.  Post all your projects that need funding.  One hundred percent of donations go directly to the project.  No Fees. No holding period.

4. TREE STREET BANK (WE PAY YOU!)

Access to Tree Street is free, forever.  Even better, as soon as the platform starts generating revenue :) : ) :)

  • 35 percent of revenue goes directly to members to give to what's important to them.
  • 35 percent goes directly to carbon-capture projects, such as planting trees. 
  • The final 30 percent goes to Tree Street to help keep the lights on.

5. JOURNEYS: Your Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

Inspire, educate, and help us all get to where we need to be - faster - by sharing your own (and your organization’s) stories, experiences, projects, successes, lessons learned, best practices, ideas, expertise, and theories.  Remember:  Post regularly, as frequently as you can ;).

6. WORKING GROUPS 

Create and join WORKING GROUPS for deeper collaboration and communication.  Great for organizations, projects, schools, clubs, and creating FIELD GUIDES.

7. FIELD GUIDES

As a community, we are crowdsourcing comprehensive, living (constantly updated) FIELD GUIDES to everything we need to do to maximize our individual and collective environmental, social, economic, and political impacts.

8. TREE STREET DIRECTORY

Profiles on Tree Street are for individuals.  However, you can showcase your projects, organization, and business with a "Page" in the Tree Street Directory.  PLEASE NOTE: Unlike other social platforms, you are free to monetize your activity on two conditions: (1) Your commercial activity is consistent with the environmental and social values of the Community, and (2) You are not spamming or annoying your Tree Street neighbours.

9. TREE STREET BRAIN TRUST

If you are interested and have a bit of time, I'd love to hear your ideas and suggestions on how Tree Street can reach its full potential in HELPING YOU be your most powerful force to save the planet.  Contact me directly, or join me in the TREE STREET BRAIN TRUST - a special community-wide group where we discuss, among other things (1) how we can continually create the best framework for action, strategy, and culture for the community as a whole; and (2) technical improvements and features we need to help us best do our jobs in saving the planet.

Your First Moves . . .

Organizations

For organizations, Tree Street rallies the entire community behind your mission, agenda, projects, and goals.  We extend your reach, influence, and impact, making you unstoppable with more active members, supporters, resources, and funding.

Tree Street is a great, safe place for your membership to meet online and coordinate projects and events.  Its also a great place to recruit new members, and meet and collaborate with other organizations anywhere in the world.

1. Have all your members join Tree Street as individuals.

2. Have one member (e.g. an organization leader) create a Working Group and/or Directory Page for your organization, and invite all your members to join the Group and/or Page.

3. You can also create joint-Working Groups with other organizations open to each organization's members.

4. You can post your organization's news and events on your Group and Page, as well as in Calls To Action and the Community Newsfeed.

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