Frequently Asked Questions

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We have compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions. Please click on the questions below to see the answers.

Still can't find an answer to your specific question? Please email us at twp@treeswaterpeople.org for more information or call (877) 606-4TWP.

Getting Involved


Are you hiring?

Please visit our employment page for any current employment opportunities and instructions on how to apply.

How do I volunteer?

We have many ongoing volunteer opportunities for people interested in helping out with our programs, our garden, and around the office. Please visit our volunteer page for available volunteer opportunities, details on the volunteer program, and to receive email updates on upcoming volunteer needs.

Donating


How do I donate to Trees, Water & People?

One of the best ways to donate to TWP is online. It is easy to do and we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can even make your gift recurring if you like.

To donate by phone, please call our office at (877) 606-4TWP. We're here Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST and would be happy to help you with your gift.

To donate by check, please mail your gift to our office at:

Trees, Water & People
633 Remington St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Can I direct a gift?

Yes, you may direct a donation to any of our programs. More specifically, you may direct your gift to reforestation, clean cookstoves, carbon offsets, 100% Replanted, the memorial tree program, tribal renewable energy, and High Park Restoration work. Occasionally, we have specific funds such as a solar warrior scholarship or matching grants to which you can also direct your gift. Any donation can also be split between any of the programs mentioned above.

How do I make a recurring gift?

Recurring gifts are a great way to support your favorite charity as well as helping them plan their funding levels year round. Currently, we can only make a gift recurring if it is made with a credit card. When donating from our website, please select the teal "Monthly" button when making your gift. You will be asked to set up a username and password so that you can return to the donation page and make changes to your monthly gift at any time. You may also call us at (877) 606-4TWP to set up a recurring gift.

If I give, may I be assured that my name is not given to another non-profit or shared with anyone or any other entity?

Trees, Water & People does not sell or otherwise disclose user information outside the organization. However, if you decide to donate to TWP, some information on our donor lists, such as your name and address, are occasionally exchanged with other organizations. You may opt out of such donor list exchanges by:

Your request will always be honored.

100% Replanted


When did 100% Replanted start?

Trees, Water & People began 100% Replanted in collaboration with Your True Nature in 2001.

Where do you replant trees? Who does the planting? Who supervises and monitors the planting?

We plant trees through the 100% Replanted program in rural communities that border protected areas or forests throughout Central America. Planting trees in Central America has several important benefits: the cost of planting is low, the trees grow quickly in the tropical climate, and the tree nurseries create jobs for local people. TWP and our Salvadoran partner, Arboles y Agua para el Pueblo, coordinate tree planting campaigns with villagers to plant the trees in conjunction with clean cookstove building. The groups supervise and monitor the planting and train the communities to protect them from drought, fire, and other common hazards. TWP's International Director verifies tree plantings during yearly program visits.

What types of trees do you plant?

We plant a variety of native species including Wild Tamarind (Leucaena salvadorensis), Pacific Coast Mahogany (Swietenia humilis Zucc.), Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata L.), Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans), and Mexican Lilac (Gliricidia sepium). View a more comprehensive list. >>

Why does the 100% Replanted Program require five or ten trees to be planted for each one used?

To replace a fully grown tree, multiple smaller trees should be planted to assure at least one will reach maturity. Planting 10 seedlings to replace one harvestable paper/pulp tree is what we have determined to be a reasonable ratio for replanting. Of those trees, some may not survive due to weather, wildlife, or human interference. The ones that do survive will grow into large and healthy trees sequestering CO2, producing oxygen and shade, and protecting watersheds.

What percentage of the proceeds go to the actual tree planting versus other costs, such as administration and marketing?

75% of the proceeds go towards the actual tree planting and supervisory activities. 5% go towards program marketing and 20% for administrative expenses.