The xpandFoundation is committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual. They create and support enterprises that encourage social inclusion of disadvantaged people to build their social and economic participation in a society committed to a green future in the digital age.
Take a look at their projects below.
The WithOneSeed program is a social enterprise taking action on climate change through community forestry in Timor-Leste. Since 2009 WithOneSeed has been working with 10 subsistence farming communities in the sub-district of Baguia, Municipality of Baucau to generate income through a community forestry initiative. WithOneSeed has four main commitments to:
§ address local environmental degradation
§ build village economies through annual payments to small landholder farmers who grow and maintain forest trees
§ educate communities about the importance of trees for climate adaptation and mitigation measures
§ build regional partnerships to collaborate on climate change.
WithOneSeed is the first internationally certified community-forestry program in Timor-Leste.
For further information please visit http://withoneseed.org.au.
WithOneBean coffee is a specialty organic Arabica bean, ethically, socially and environmentally sourced from a cooperative of subsistence farmers in Timor Leste.
WithOneBean allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their coffee crop; and supports education programs that increase their knowledge and skills, thereby improving their livelihoods.
By drinking WithOneBean coffee you are not only directly supporting subsistence communities in Timor Leste but also a number of initiatives that deliver direct environmental, educational and economic returns in both Australia and Timor Leste
With just one simple action, you can join the community of people taking real action on climate change.
You now have the opportunity to purchase from the ﬁrst release of CarbonSocial credits - the only Gold Standard certiﬁed carbon credits available from Timor-Leste.
Every CarbonSocial credit purchased removes a tonne of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, supports subsistence communities, and helps replenish the planet.
It's carbon offsetting & ethical, social, environmental and economic impacts.
For further information please visit http://carbonsocial.global.