We empower you to protect our planet's biodiversity

We only have one planet, we are all one tribe

One Tribe Sustainability Statement

At One Tribe, we believe that biodiversity and nature’s ecosystems play a vital role in the mitigation of climate change. Protecting and regenerating nature are key solutions to global warming and important factors in preventing the increase of global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius and maintaining the rise in temperature to below 2 degrees.
As such, One Tribe is committed to helping businesses reduce and offset GHG emissions and strives for a science focused carbon reduction pathway that is aligned to the Paris Agreement goals and meets UN Sustainable Development Goals for positive social and environmental impact.

One Tribe's Mission and Vision

One Tribe's mission is to become one of the world's largest protectors of forests and biodiversity. Providing Indigenous communities and smallholders with funding for their stewardship and the protection of forests.

We achieve this by enabling global brands to fund biodiversity protection as part of their ESG campaigns, carbon offset strategy and Net-Zero journey. We direct funds to high grade certified and verified carbon offset and conservation focused projects.

One Tribe's Values

Inspired by the Indigenous communities we work with

One Tribe is working with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

What does One Tribe do?

One Tribe enables all businesses to be more sustainable by funding rainforest protection projects that store carbon from being released into the atmosphere. By empowering customers to protect rainforests when they shop online or choose who to work with, we also enable consumers to drive positive change in their purchasing decisions.

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If not us, then who? If not now, then when? - We Are One Tribe

One Tribe creates and funds unique nature based solutions. Enabling global businesses to have maximum climate impact by purchasing high grade certified carbon offsets directly from Indigenous landowners and forest conservation projects, supporting them to self manage their forests and benefit fully from the carbon market.

Since launching, thousands of brands have joined the Tribe on their carbon journey to protect the planet. Are you ready to join the Tribe?

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By 2050, most forests will have degraded past a recoverable tipping point. We must protect the remaining forests from deforestation to stop carbon neutrality from becoming an unreachable goal and protect our planet and future generations.

Ric Porteus

CEO and Founder One Tribe

Meet the team behind the Tribe

My life is dedicated to my family and protecting the world's biodiversity. I thrive on meeting inspirational people, discussing ideas, and spending time in nature hiking or snowboarding. I used to be a DJ, but that’s another story 😉

Ric Porteus

CEO and Founder

Heading up our partnerships and projects, I believe that collaborations, alongside integrity and accountability, are how we can work together to create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

Galia Orme

Chief Partnerships Officer

I lead One Tribe's digital marketing efforts, supporting paid media, membership campaigns and anything data-driven. I am also a book-a-holic with a passion for high fantasy and sci-fi.

Mayara Arend

Digital Marketing Manager

I'm Alyx, a tech geek and ocean lover who has lived all around the world. I head up client experience at One Tribe and am eager to help accelerate our global transition to sustainability.

Alyx Priestley

Member Success Manager

I have a passion for storytelling and the environment, helping me to lead One Tribe’s content team. If I'm not walking through nature, you’ll find me running the trails, travelling the world, or immersing myself in a good book.

Krista Greenaway

Content Manager

Born in Mexico, my love for biodiversity led me to join the team at One Tribe, where I manage our community. I love seeing new members join and share their stories as part of the Tribe.

Jimena Fernandez

Community Manager

As One Tribe’s Digital Strategist, I handle paid media strategy and user experience. I am one of the world's greatest when it comes to consistently getting lost on hikes and falling when bouldering.

Adam Warriner

Digital Strategist

Head developer at One Tribe, I oversee all elements of web-based apps, technical development, and project management. My passions include climate activism, eco-travel, and advocating for neurodivergent awareness and acceptance.

Dave Mitten

Developer

Why are we a B Corp?

In January 2020, One Tribe was certified as a B Corporation (B Corp) B Corps are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit. We are incredibly proud to have joined a global community that includes brands such as Patagonia, Allbirds, Abel & Cole and Ben & Jerry’s.

B Corp aligns with our core principles of environmental performance, transparency and accountability and is part of a trend towards sustainable business that is essential for the survival of the human race (no less!).

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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 

 

She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.