101 Derrick Emsley | Planting 57 Million Trees

Today, we are continuing our Forbes 30 under 30 series with Derrick Emsley.

At 16, Derrick and his brother founded a tree planting company that was meant to capitalize on the future of sustainability: carbon offsetting credits. They planted over 150,000 trees while selling carbon offset contracts that totaled over $1 million. While carbon offsetting ended up not being the future, this experience was just the beginning of his tree planting journey. During college, Derrick worked with his fellow co-founders to start tentree, an apparel company that plants ten trees for every piece of clothing sold. So far, the company has planted over 35 million trees - providing local jobs, food security, and environmental benefits

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