Matt Hill

Helping Make It Easy for People to Plant Trees

For our Legend Stories Talk interview today I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with Tree Planting Social Entrepreneur Matt Hill who is the founder and Chief Environmental Officer of the global reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted. Matt left a successful career representing the manufacturers of sustainable food packaging, later in life, to create the non-profit One Tree Planted in 2014 with a mission to make it simple for people to give back to the environment and combat deforestation and climate change.

One Tree Planted has as its mission to help people understand the importance of trees and make it easy for them to plant trees. As a father and nature-lover, Matt is committed to making sure future generations can enjoy the great outdoors.

With reforestation projects around the globe One Tree Planted started with a project of just 20,000 trees back in 2014 and growing to plant 4 million trees in 2019 alone. They have become one of the largest and most recognized tree planting organizations in North America and around the world and have as of 2020 planted 11 million trees.

In our conversation today we learn more about One Tree Planted and its work and a little about Matt and his passion for the outdoors and what living his best life means to him. We talk about his journey to combining his passion for the environment and his entrepreneurial background to set up his own business and living his purpose. He also shares the legacy he is looking to leave and reveals what living a legendary life means to him and also some of the lessons he has learned in his life.

Our talk will have you inspired to discover your own purpose, follow your passions and realize that you have all the resources right now and that it is never too late to live this purpose and make a difference in the world.

To learn more about Matt and One Tree Planted you can head over to their website  and you can also find them on instagram.

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One Tree Planted is also a cause I have decided to support with Legend Life Global. With us having an ambitious objective that in the next couple years we raise $25,000 which will enable us to plant 25,000 trees. To date we have raised $1000 and planted 1000 trees.

If you are inspired to take action and help us to plant more trees and combat deforestation you can either donate or set up your own fundraiser by going to our fundraising page on raisely.

100% of your money goes directly to One Tree Planted with $1 planting 1 tree.

“Making more people aware is my biggest goal.” @onetreeplanted Matt Hill

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What inspired you to make the switch to social impact and establishing One Tree Planted?
  • What is One Tree Planted’s mission and what is it you are hoping to achieve?
  • What are some of your most notable successes and achievements to date?
  • What is your outlook for the future?
  • What advice would you give to someone who has reached or is approaching over 40 and are not feeling fulfilled with their life?
  • What is your definition of living your best life?
  • What are three life lessons you have learned in life that you think would be of value to others?
  • Plus much more…