Matt Hill is the founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist at reforestation nonprofit, One Tree Planted. After over 15 years as an educator, business leader, and eco-adventurer, he wanted a simple way to help individuals and businesses make real progress towards a more sustainable planet. He started One Tree Planted when he realized that planting trees is one of the simplest things we can do for the environment, while also having a big impact on biodiversity, climate change, and health. That’s where the idea for “one dollar, one tree planted” originated, and the rest is history.
Still a relatively young organization just entering its 7th year, One Tree Planted has grown quickly, planting over 10 million trees in 2020 alone, and creating education, awareness, and engagement around the importance of trees along the way. Restoration initiatives range from forest fire recovery in California to agroforestry in Africa and habitat expansion in Indonesia. All this is made possible thanks to support from donors, environmentally conscious business partners, and sports organizations. Matt spent two years working with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and taught Sports Marketing at John Molson School of Business, so sports is an area he’s very passionate about. As a father and nature-lover, Matt wants to make sure future generations can enjoy the great outdoors, and planting trees today will help bring that vision to life