Annual report One Crew | One Tree 2021


The project was launched for the global climate strike day in September 2019: On the initiative of a handful of companies from the event industry, which had approached Panterito with the wish to give something back: one tree was to be planted per digital booking – but not simply as cheaply as possible, but in a meaningful context that ensures the highest possible survival rate of the seedlings. Two years and almost 10,000 trees later, it’s time for the first major assessment. What impact is the project having? Is it on the right course?

The key figures

9.800 counted trees

  • 7,750 already planted (planting seasons 19/20 and 20/21)
  • 3,200 currently planted (planting season 21/22)
  • over 15,000 more already projected

4 planting partners

  • active in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and Indonesia
  • approx. 138 people reached on site

  945 t estimated carbon sequestration

by the planted trees calculated on a lifetime of 10 years
(actual survival rates are already included as far as reported)

Additional value

  • Additional income for smallholder farmers
  • Training for farmers and students
  • Fruits for the students
  • Soil improvement of the fields and biodiversity gain

Thus, the project contributes to the following sustainability goals/SDGs:

  • 4.7 and 4.a Quality education
  • 8.3 and 8.4 Decent work and economic growth
  • 11.7 Sustainable cities and communities
  • 12.2 Responsible consumption and production
  • 13.2 Climate action
  • 15.3 Life on land


Our learnings in the first phase

  • Due to Corona, nothing was in a state of normality among the project partners either. The school tree project in particular suffered because schools were closed during an important phase for the seedlings and replacements could not always be organized. The agroforestry projects had far fewer problems here. Despite the restrictions, training sessions were largely able to take place as planned. The conclusion here is that the more profitable a project is for the local implementers, the more likely it is that it will remain in focus even in times of crisis.
  • Monitoring in particular is a challenge: every organization collects different data, and we learn that solid project monitoring is absolutely not a given. Good monitoring should be firmly planned into the process, designed to be as efficient as possible, and at the same time transparent. Here we see a construction site for us to try out and optimize.