• The Institute for Environmental Innovation (I4EI) supports 26,996 TIST Small Groups to take locally-determined action for environmental renewal, food security, community leadership, health and climate change.

  • We provide technology, organization and resources to support 176,995 subsistence farmers in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in planting over 22,000,000 living trees and reverse the effects of deforestation, drought and famine.

    We work with the TIST Program to accomplish our mission.

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    TIST Program participants include women and young people, many without land ownership, who have grown more than 22 million trees through their efforts and ingenuity.

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    The men and women in TIST Small Groups are starting nurseries, planting trees, raising bees, making compost and adopting improved agriculture practices for a larger harvest.

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    TIST Farmers learn about HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutrition and construction of fuel-efficient cook stoves that protect women and children from breathing harmful smoke.

  • We support the sustainable development, biodiversity, leadership and health initiatives of TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program).


    I4EI is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and all U.S. donations are tax-deductible.


    Your donation to I4EI will expand leadership opportunities to thousands more subsistence farmers. Their actions will improve their farms, their local environment, their daily lives and our climate worldwide.

  • Donate to I4EI

    I4EI tree planting donations are tax-deductible for US individuals and organizations.

  • Plant Your Business Green

    Plant trees for every order! Businesses trust I4EI when investing in a greener future. We work with our partners to enhance their marketing strategy and accomplish their organization's environmental goals.

  • I4EI-supported TIST Farmers plant and maintain millions of living trees!

    Find out more about the TIST Program:

  • Share Expertise

    Share your skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of the men, women and youth of TIST!

  • Contact I4EI

    Contact us for more information, to make a tax-deductible donation and to support TIST farmers committed to environmental renewal both locally and worldwide!​

  • Board of Trustees

    William Morgan


    Based in Chandler, Arizona, USA

    Charlie Williams


    Based in Evergreen, Colorado, USA

    Sir J.K. Chande

    Chairman Emeritus

    Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Ken Ogilvie

    Chairman Emeritus

    Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Vannesa Henneke

    Co-Founder and Chairman

    Based in Vinalhaven, Maine, USA