By the time Home Planet Fund launched on Earth Day, 2024, our four initial programs were already well underway.

This is because we had been working quietly since September 2022, when Patagonia made its commitment to Go Purpose.

Pastoralists’ work across East Africa and Pamiri farmers in Tajikistan were creating biodiversity hotspots and sequestering carbon. The work of Alaska Natives in the Tongass Rainforest was protecting and sustaining this critically important ecosystem.  Our partners across the South Pacific were protecting their islands and surrounding ocean area, as well as building resiliency across their communities.

While carbon sequestration is a vitally important metric in mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions, it is far from being the only positive impact our partners’ work is having. Our home planet also requires regeneration of lands and waters, biodiversity of flora and fauna, and recognizing the role of humans as part of nature.

All of this work is ongoing, and expanding.

With more programs in the works, the scope of what our current and future partners aim to accomplish is truly breathtaking. We are awed by what the future holds in store, and think you will be too.

square kilometers of the Earth’s land and waters already currently protected and served by Home Planet Fund programs.

This is the equivalent of about four Californias, or a little more than 1% of Earth’s land area.

square kilometers of Earth’s land and waters to be protected and served by Home Planet Fund's 4 initial programs going forward.

This is the equivalent of about eight Alaskas, or a little more than 8% of Earth’s land area.

square kilometers of land covered by the work of our pastoralist partners across Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
kilograms of carbon per hectare per year sequestered by our pastoralist partners.

Each human being contains about eight kilograms of carbon in our bodies at any given time. Annually, our East Africa program sequesters up to the total carbon equivalent of every human on Earth.

1 billion
metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent stored by our partners in Alaska, who work to protect and steward the Tongass Rainforest.

This is the carbon weight equivalent of four Great Walls of China.

This is just the beginning.

Since all our programs are led by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in support of nature-based solutions, we also consider ecological, human and economic health as part of our impact metrics. Each of these factors is critical to both the durability and continuity of these nature-based solutions and our home planet.

With more programs in the works, and with your support, we can guarantee these numbers will only continue to grow.

We are all in for the Earth.