• Growing trees, growing leaders!

    TIST is an innovative time-tested forestation program led by the participants.

  • TIST Farmers

    are Leaders

    More than 100,000 TIST Farmers in 4 countries respond effectively to global climate challenges by planting millions of trees since 1999.

    Small Groups

    rotate leadership to create leaders.

    TIST's scalable growth is accomplished by Small Groups with rotating leadership among all members.

    TIST Farmers improve their lives and create high-value carbon credits.

    TIST Program offers industry-leading, award winning carbon credits and offsets.

    Our carbon contract creates opportunity for everyone.

    TIST Farmers even without land title can receive benefits from trees they plant and keep alive.

    Our information is your information.

    Every tree grove for every TIST Small Group is audited regularly, and the location of the groves and details are published openly online.

    5,500,000 metric tons of CO2 sequestered!

    More than 100,000 TIST farmers keep over 20,000,000 trees alive in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. And counting!

  • TIST Farmers are making a measurable difference.

    TIST Farmers are successfully counteracting the devastating effects of deforestation, erosion, famine, droughts and floods through an innovative solution: planting millions of trees.

  • 100,000+ TIST Farmers are Growing 20,000,000 Living Trees!

    In 2020, TIST turned 20 years old and reached the 20 million tree milestone!

  • See TIST Kenya afforestation in action!

    This quick video shows the program's impressive growth around Mount Kenya.

  • We believe results should be transparent.

    TIST tree quantification data is always available online:

  • TIST Values

    Our unique values are crucial to the program's success:

    We are honest.

    We are accurate.

    We are transparent.

    We are mutually accountable.

    We are servants to each other.

    We are volunteers.

    We create big results with low budgets.

  • A century ago this was dense forest.

    TIST Farmers counteract the devastating effects of deforestation, erosion, famine, droughts and floods by planting millions of trees.

  • Planting trees makes a difference.

    Get step-by-step instructions on joining TIST:

  • TIST Farmers are making a difference!

    TIST Benefits & United Nations SDGs

    TIST touches on all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals!

    Discover the impact of the TIST Program and how it works

    TIST Participants Learn from Each Other

    Join TIST Training Information

    Learn for free and become a TIST Farmer!

    Learn More about TIST

    Detailed TIST Program Information

    Discover the TIST Program in depth

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    TIST Access for Coordinators

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  • TIST Newsletters

    Multilingual newsletters written and published in-country by local leadership

    Latest India Newsletter

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