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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

100K Trees for Humanity is a Black led urban reforestation tree planting organization. We organize cities and communities to plant trees for climate and for public health.

Our Story

We were founded on December 10, 2019, International Human Right Day from a group of Alameda, California residents determined to launch an initiative to plant the planet.


We came together as a response to the September 2019 Global Strike for Climate led by climate activist Greta Thunberg. We called our initiative, 100K Trees for Humanity because it is our goal to organize every major urban city and their communities to plant 100,000 trees and plants CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) to accelerate their city's climate action plans goals to become carbon net negative by 2030.

See our amazing team of of volunteers staff and advisory board members who are help neighborhoods plant the planet one tree at a time.

Meet The Team

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Amos White


Chief Planting Officer

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Cody Gallagher


Development Manager


Janet Tsao

Volunteer HOA Coordinator


Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, PhD
Prof. Urban Forestry, Univ. of British Columbia

 Advisory Board Member


Gil Friend

Founder and Chairman, Natural Logic Inc.

Advisory Board Member


Michael Eichencher

Alameda Labor Council Climate Environmental Justice Caucus / AFT Local 1603

Customer Support Lead

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Seth Marbin

CEO & Lead Organizational Consultant,  Teampedia.

Advisory Board Member

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David Seaborg

Evolutionary Biologist, President and Founder of the World Rainforest Fund

Advisory Board Member


Ingrid Ballmann

iBiD Design Studio Founder

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor


Christopher Buckley

Alameda Arch. Preservation Society, Pres.

Advisory Board Member


James Zou

Lead Student Volunteer Coordinator


Bill Reed

Architect and Principal at Regenesis Group, founding Board of Director of the US Green Building Council

Advisory Board Member


Aaron Ableman

Author. Artist. Actor.

Advisory Board Member

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Robin Freeman

Emeritus Chair of the Environmental Program at Merritt College

Advisory Board Member

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Rochelle McGlaughlin

Mindfulness Educator, Dept. of Occ. Therapy, San Jose State Univ

Advisory Board Member

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Robert Selna, Esq.

Partner, Selna Partners 

Advisory Board Member

Our Partners

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