We Plant Trees to Offset CO2 and Fight the Climate Crisis

We're on a Mission to Plant a Million Trees & Fund Climate Change Solutions

Plant trees in the United States and around the world starting at $1 per tree, or subscribe to plant trees monthly and offset your carbon footprint for less than a coffee a week  

Trees planted through Brightest are done in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset CO2 with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

The Research on Carbon Capture and Absorption by Trees

buy quality carbon offsets

How Trees Absorb and Offset CO2

Trees are some of the most efficient natural carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbers on the planet, converting carbon into tree mass as they grow. Carbon content makes up roughly 50% of a tree's volume, and a single tree can offset up to 40 pounds of carbon per year1,2. Planting trees is one of the best ways to reduce or offset your carbon footprint, while also helping to fight deforestation, limit climate change3, restart water cycles, provide habitats for animals, and give vital natural resources to local communities.

1 "Calculating Tree Carbon" by Trees for Future and the University of New Mexico, 2019

2 “Carbon Storage and Accumulation in United States Forest Ecosystems, General Technical Report W0-59,” Richard A. Birdsey, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Radnor, PA, August 1992.

3 Project Drawdown Analysis, 2019-2020

Brightest's Tree Planting and Carbon Offset Projects

From Optimism (and a Little Anxiety) to Climate Impact

When we launched Brightest in 2017, we identified climate change and biodiversity protection as priority themes and began planting trees to thank our community and keep our operations net zero CO2. We also developed organizing tools that are now used by chapters of every major international climate justice group, and featured by REI, Scientific American, 350.org and others.

Now we're taking our commitment even further by supporting tree-based carbon offset projects around the world, and providing tree planting on demand as part of our mission to plant one million trees.

Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)

Chippewa and Superior, Minnesota

Planting native, mixed conifer trees and local reforestation work in Northern Minnesota to absorb carbon, provide nesting habitat for animals, and help restore Mississippi River headwaters
Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)

Ozark-Saint Francis, Arkansas

Planting trees, fighting Oak decline, and preserving one of the most diverse forests in the United States along a southern portion of the Ozark National Forest
Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)

Kootenai, Montana

A series of projects to help Montana fight and adapt to wildfires by planting trees, restoring fire-resilient landscapes, and enabling wildfire-adapted, carbon-neutral communities
Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)


Planting and restoring mangrove tree estuaries in northwest Madagascar to capture CO2, fight erosion, and protect endangered animals
Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)

Maputo, Mozambique

Planting mangrove trees to capture CO2, provide valuable agricultural and ereconomic development resources, and improve nearby ocean and coral reef health
Plant Trees & Offset Carbon (CO2)

Lassen, California

Planting carbon-neutralizing trees and support reforestation work connected to the 2019 Red Fire wildfires near Lassen National Park
Brightest Platform

Want to Help Us Do Even More?

Let's Plant Trees and Cancel Your Carbon Footprint

And create a more sustainable, caring world along the way

Cancel My Carbon  

planting trees via the National Forest Foundation and other parnters