• CLEANER AIR

    SOONER

    AT LOWER COST

    For three decades, Clean Air Action has successfully improved urban, regional, and global air quality.

  • OUR FIRSTS

    Clean Air Action has been the leading catalyst for change in air emissions compliance, having been involved in or responsible for the following breakthroughs:

    • CAAC FIRSTS

       

      The First Ozone Alert Program
      Citizen Alert programs are now common throughout the world.


       

      The First Multi-Stakeholder Trading Initiative
      This program, called MERIT, for Maximizing Emission Reductions through Inter-source Trading, was the first multi-stakeholder trading initiative in the USA. Thanks to MERIT, the carbon markets can function today.

       


      The First USA Interstate + First International Emissions Reduction Transactions

      Both firsts which helped change the shape of emissions reduction policy in the USA.

       

    • TIST: A BREAKTHROUGH PROJECT

      TIST farmers are successfully counteracting the devastating effects of deforestation, erosion, famine, droughts and floods through an innovative solution: planting millions of trees.

    • OVER 16 MILLION TREES

      ALIVE AND COUNTING

       

      Clean Air Action Corporation works with subsistence farmers in Africa and India on a tree planting model called the TIST Program.

       

      With TIST, subsistence farmers start to Grow Clean Air and earn income while producing real local and global environmental benefits.

       

      The result is a revolutionary approach to effective global afforestation which allows for unprecedented accuracy and transparency.

    • REALTIME TREE DATA

    • Our breakthrough afforestation project is winning awards and topping carbon certification charts!

       

      It's called the TIST Program and right now over 78,000 subsistence farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and India are taking care of their 16+ million live trees and using the revenue to transform the lives of their communities.

       

      TIST farmers are planting more trees every day! These groves are mapped, carefully quantified internally and verified by third parties to assure accuracy and transparency.

       

    • TIST CO-BENEFITS

      Planting trees is only the beginning! The TIST Program goes beyond tangible environmental benefits to transform social landscapes as well.

    • Trees provide fruit, fodder, fuel, windbreaks, shade, and stabilize riverbanks.


      TIST participants - women, men and youth - receive leadership development as well as leadership opportunities.


      The benefits in addition to carbon income have been verified to exceed $3 per tree.


      TIST Program participants have access to HIV/AIDS and general health information as well as instruction on safe cooking stoves.

    • SUBSISTENCE FARMERS CREATE A NEW AFFORESTATION MODEL

      In rural Africa and India, TIST subsistence farmers are actively planting trees, restoring environments and growing new lives.

       

      These astounding Kenyan women were filmed by Ripple Effect Images to show the success they have achieved through the TIST Program to enrich their communities:

      Video by Michael Davie

      Still Photos by Lynn Johnson

      Produced by Ripple Effect Images

    • "A MEASURABLE EFFECT"

      16+ MILLION TREES STILL ALIVE SINCE 1999

      78,000+ SUBSISTENCE FARMERS INVOLVED

      12,000+ ACTIVE SMALL GROUPS PLANTING

      30,000+ WOMEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM

      SPANS 4 COUNTRIES: KENYA, UGANDA, TANZANIA & INDIA

      30,000+ HECTARES OF SMALL FARMS ALIVE WITH TREES

      OVER 3 MILLION TONNES OF CARBON SEQUESTERED

      COUNTLESS INCOMES CREATED AND LIVES TOUCHED

    • CLEAN AIR ACTION + TIST AWARDS

      Clean Air Action and the TIST Program have won numerous awards over the years!

      Clean Air Action Corporation won Environmental Finance's "Best Project Developer" in Forestry and Land Use in 2016

      TIST won Environmental Finance's "Best Offsetting Project" in 2016

      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

    • 16 MILLION TREES

      +

      78 THOUSAND FARMERS

      =

      1 POWERFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENT

       

      TIST trains and encourages Small Groups to develop and share "best practices." TIST introduces improved farming and land use techniques to isolated subsistence farmers who are now planting millions of new trees. Using a combination of Small Group development and training programs and providing small stipends to groups, TIST helps local farmers meet their economic needs, even during severe dry seasons.

       

      Small Groups covenant to meet the program requirements and assure tree survival and use of improved, sustainable land use techniques for years to come. The improved farming practices and tree planting will improve local welfare by stabilizing the local food supply and by providing families with additional income from TIST tree benefits and payments.

       

      TIST Small Groups are also educated about HIV/AIDS and equipped to formulate a response to this pandemic at the group and village level. Adopting conservation farming techniques increases food and decreases annual physical effort after the first seedbeds are created. Family members can continue to plant in these seedbeds year after year and have food.

    • LEADERSHIP TEAM

      Pamela Beryige

      Uganda

      Sikitu Frank

      Tanzania

      Ben Henneke

      USA

      Vannesa Henneke

      USA

      Charles Ibeere

      Kenya

      Jane Kanja

      Kenya

      Jacki Prather

      USA

      Joseph Rexon

      India

      Jennifer Turyatemba

      Uganda

      Gayo Mhila

      Tanzania

      Naman Mungania

      Kenya

      Martin Weru

      Kenya

      Charlie Williams

      USA

    • TIST PROGRAM FIRSTS

       

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

      TIST was the first afforestation program in the world to achieve dual certification under both carbon industry standards.

       


      TIST was First in the World to be Certified Gold under Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB) Version 2

      The TIST Program received Gold Certification under the CCB V2 carbon standard.

       

    • WHO IS INVOLVED?

      Clean Air Action Corporation

      Focused on action-based means of cleaning the air including the TIST Program, an unprecedented model for effective afforestation in developing world locations

      Clean Air Action Corporation (CAAC) is a lean corporate structure that cooperates with The Institute for Environmental Innovation (I4EI) to assist and enable the TIST Program to operate.

      The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST)

      Award-winning, carbon chart topping afforestation model that empowers subsistence farmers in Africa and India to create a long term by planting trees

      TIST is a comprehensive sustainable development program for developing world locations. It is the result of teamwork between subsistence farmers in Africa + India and Clean Air Action Corporation. TIST is a breakthrough model for afforestation that provides participating members a way to create a long term and green source of income and help the planet by planting trees.

      Institute for Environmental Innovation

      Empowering Small Groups to take locally determined action on environmental renewal, food security and improved health and well-being

      The Institute for Environmental Innovation (I4EI) works with Clean Air Action Corporation to ensure the viability of the TIST Program and the long term health of its members.

      Grow Clean Air

      Offers valuable products and services to business, organization & individual interests based around the benefits created by the TIST Program

      Grow Clean Air was created by Clean Air Action Corporation to offer the unique carbon value generated by the TIST Program and make it available to individuals, organizations and businesses.

    • CONTACT

      We welcome and encourage you to reach out to us!

       

      We have no fancy offices, don't fly first class and own zero vehicles.

       

      This helps us save a lot of money and we put it all into the TIST Program.

       

      Tulsa, Oklahoma
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      +1 (918) 747-8770
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