Reforesting the planet by creating life from death
Our mission is to help people cultivate a healthier relationship with their own mortality by reconnecting them to the Earth. We believe trees are the answer to the biggest challenges facing society today, and that death can be a world-changing catalyst that impacts generations beyond our lifetime.
We stem from a vast range of industries, backgrounds, disciplines and superpowers that uniquely enable us to bring this vision into existence.
Transcend is a proud
Public Benefit Corporation
Success to us looks like higher social impact and industry standards, not simply higher profits. Transcend prioritizes people and the planet because we believe corporations can and should be channels for positive change. To that end, we’ve taken pledges with like-minded organizations committed to improving our world:
What if everybody became a tree when they died?
While it is a nuanced conversation, scientists have discovered that planting 1.2 trillion trees is one of the most viable and effective climate solutions that currently exists. Transcend is pioneering the Tree Burial movement, and planting 1,000 trees for every Grove reserved. Therefore, if 1 in 7 people choose Tree Burial, we can accomplish the goal of cleaning the air for everything and everybody.
How does Transcend plant trees that strategically help reforest the planet?
We’ve teamed up with One Tree Planted, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has specialized in planting trees across the globe since 2014. To date, they’ve planted over 40 million trees in more than 43 countries, using best reforestation practices and promoting biodiversity so that their projects have real, lasting influence. For every Grove reserved, Transcend plants an additional 1,000 trees worldwide with One Tree Planted. In this way, your choice as an individual today can have a life-changing impact on the collective for generations to come.
How does Transcend perpetually protect forests from being developed?
Transcend forests are all under what’s called a “conservation easement.” This means they are legally protected from ever being developed so that reforestation efforts can’t be reversed. By choosing a Transcend burial, your impact is guaranteed to live on.
Can I sell my land to Transcend so it can become a forest?
While there are some regulatory and logistical challenges involved in turning land into Transcend Tree Burial forests, it’s also a deeply meaningful thing to do with your property, and there are likely compelling tax benefits. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the possibility.
How can I trust that Transcend will exist in the future when I need it?
Transcend understands that you are entrusting us with one of the most profound and intimate choices you will make in your life. Executing your final wishes comes with an immense ethical responsibility, so before any forest opens, we ensure the infrastructure is in place so that it can last well beyond any of us. All Transcend forests are secured in conservation easements and perpetually preserved so that friends and family always have visitation rights and the land can never be developed. Even if Transcend were to close, all of our already performed Tree Burials would be 100% protected.