Sigma Xi Announces Earth Day Partnership with One Tree Planted

April 02, 2022


For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Jason Papagan
Manager of Communication
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society announces a partnership with One Tree Planted in celebration of Environmental Awareness Month in April 2022. The two non-profit organizations will team up to provide support for the environment through the planting of trees. Throughout the campaign, Sigma Xi will donate $1 to the global reforestation charity for every $25 donated to the Society. Each contribution will support scientific research and go toward the planting of one tree.

Since 2014, One Tree Planted has been dedicated to improving the environment by planting more than 40 million trees in over 43 countries across the globe. The trees are planted by local partner organizations and community volunteers in areas where there has been deforestation.

“Sigma Xi is pleased to partner with One Tree Planted to raise funds for scientific research and the environment,” said Jamie Vernon, Sigma Xi’s executive director and CEO. “Each tree planted represents an investment in the future of our planet and the next generation of scientists and engineers.” 

The core values of the partnership are rooted in creating a healthier climate, protecting biodiversity, and making a positive social impact around the world. Trees play a key role in cleaning the air we breathe, reducing the risk of natural disasters, and providing healthy habitats for countless plants and animal species. Reforestation also has tremendous positive social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.

"We appreciate the support of Sigma Xi and our inclusion in their Earth Day fundraiser,” said Ashley Lamontagne, One Tree Planted’s Forest Campaign Manager. “The trees planted as a result of the donations from their network will help to plant trees where they are needed most and further our goal of global reforestation" 

Supporters of the cause can get involved easily by visiting Single donations can be made individually or interested donors can make a bigger impact by creating a team to share the cause with friends and family. The campaign is open now and runs through Earth Day, April 22, 2022. For additional information please contact Clanton D. Johnson, Sigma Xi’s Annual Giving Officer, at or 984-884-5850.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety