Award-Winning Carbon Project

Discover the awards, verifications and validations that our reforestation model has earned since starting in 2000.

TIST was First in the World to be Dually Certified under Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB).

TIST was First in the World to be Certified Gold under CCB Version 2.

TIST won Environmental Finance's "Best Offsetting Project" in 2014.

TIST received a Computerworld Honors Program 2007 Laureate for its monitoring system.

TIST has 14 successful Validated and Verified Projects under the VCS and CCB Standards

Local Farmers Make it all Possible

The real credit for the outstanding results of this program belongs to the local subsistence farmers who collect indigenous seeds, make nurseries, plant seedlings, and keep them alive through droughts, floods, cattle and goat raids and rogue elephants. TIST farmers are proud of the benefits their trees are having on their lives and on the global environment.

Co-Founder, TIST