CarbonSocial and WithOneSeed are initiatives of the xpand Foundation.
Since 2009, the WithOneSeed program has been working with subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste to help re-establish and maintain the forests where they live.
In March 2016, WithOneSeed successfully gained certification from the Gold Standard Foundation under its afforestation/reforestation standard. This means carbon credits produced under the WithOneSeed program meet international standards, and are the only internationally certified credits available from Timor-Leste.
To help distinguish the scheme from other standard carbon credits and highlight its additional social benefits, we developed the name ‘CarbonSocial’. We also created the ‘Climate Changer’ campaign, highlighting that through the simple actions of many people, we can make a big impact on climate change. The campaign across print and social media drew heavily on images and stories of people who have contributed, helping build a ‘community’ of climate changers and inspire people to get involved.