dedicated to our ocean planet
Who is SeaTrees?
SeaTrees is a program of the 501c3 non-profit Sustainable Surf that plants, protects, and restores blue carbon coastal ecosystems around the world to reverse climate change. We develop coastal restoration projects, also known as blue carbon projects, across five ecosystem types: mangrove forests, kelp forests, seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and coastal watersheds.
SeaTrees funds this work through donations from brands and individuals who are committed to reversing climate change, and creating sustainable livelihoods for local communities.
We partner with local nonprofit organizations at each project location to manage the restoration and protection work being done, providing a vast array of critical benefits to both the people and environment.
SeaTrees ecosystem restoration partners are local NGOs that manage the restoration work and have established community and government relationships in each project location. The funding flowing through SeaTrees to these projects scales up the benefits for the climate, oceans, and sustainable development.
For more information on how SeaTrees projects contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals, please visit our SDG Impact Page.
Our Holistic Approach
Through a combination of innovative business models, modern science, and indigenous wisdom, we can speed up the Earth's natural healing mechanisms to repair our planet in real-time, while createing jobs and livelihoods that maintain healthy ecosystems for the future.
Seatrees Project Development Process
SeaTrees team members use a rigorous process to develop new SeaTrees projects.
Our process is based on methods used by carbon offset project development, which sets the bar for quality, transparency, and scientific accuracy.
Our process has built-in flexibility to work around the world in varying social and economic conditions. It also covers five different blue carbon ecosystem types, each with unique restoration methods.
Through this process, we will achieve our ambitious goal to develop 100 projects by 2030.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
- Ryunosuke Satoro