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We're thrilled to be working with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every order placed through our website. Sustainability has always been a really important part of our business, and we believe it’s vital we all do what we can to give back to our planet.
ABOUT ONE TREE PLANTED
One Tree Planted is a non-profit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It’s simple, 1 order = 1 Tree Planted.
At the end of every month, with a little help from our lovely customers & followers, we’ll choose one of One Tree Planted's reforestation locations to plant our trees. One Tree Planted will notify us once they’ve been planted and we’ll keep you updated.
WHERE HAVE WE PLANTED SO FAR?
February 2021 - British Columbia.
The goal of planting trees here is to not only re-establish a healthy forest, but also to plant species that will be resilient in the face of climate change. This project will also create habitat for many local wildlife species including mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bear, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, songbirds, and small mammals.
March 2021 - Iceland
While Iceland used to have up to 40% forest cover centuries ago, deforestation has reduced this to just 5% today, and since so much time has gone by that's why this unique project is categorized as afforestation as opposed to reforestation. This 170 hectare area will involve planting trees on the lower, south-facing slopes on the farm “Dragon's Nest" named after its' former owner. The area is degraded former grazing land with low-growing and largely non-continuous vegetation, and a lot of ecological potential to become a forest once again. The main goals of this project are carbon sequestration and soil conservation.
April 2021 - New Zealand
One Tree Planted's efforts in New Zealand are focused on mobilising support from a coalition of local partners to plant thousands of trees in the Pamoa Forest in the Gisborne District of the North Island. By supporting this project we are helping to get trees in the ground and jump start a brand new forest ecosystem. This will help to restore indigenous tree species to previously logged or degraded lands, enhance habitat for native biodiversity and protect local watersheds vital for the water quality of local communities and towns.
May 2021 - India
Despite the importance of India's diverse forests for ecosystem services, wildlife and the livelihoods of millions of people, forests have been severely depleted across the country. A huge push for economic development in the last decade has seen a rise in industrial projects, at the expense of forests and forest lands. One Tree Planted's work in India is primarily focused on planting fruit trees, working with local communities across twelve Indian states to plant trees to fight hunger, improve local economies and combat climate change. Each fruit tree we plant will equate to at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this effort are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits too. India has some of the worst air quality in the world which is a massive drain on human health.
June 2021 - Malawi
This reforestation initiative is working with local communities to restore native forests across the landscape at a number of sites across Malawi. In many village areas the need for fuel wood forces local people, often women, to walk long distances. This has led to forest degradation in nearby areas, fragmenting wildlife habitat and presenting hardships for local farming communities. This tree planting has a huge impact by not only restoring forests and all the benefits they bring to wildlife, watersheds, climate stability and more, but doing so in combination with sustainable development. This project will restore indigenous forest trees to the landscape in cooperation with communities while installing water wells and pumps, as well as fruit trees.
July 2021 - Mexico
The Sierra Gorda is one of the most diverse and rich ecosystems in Mexico. Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is a natural protected area of almost 1 million acres and covers a third of Querétaro state. By planting trees here, the project aims to restore soils, thus mitigating soil erosion and enabling groundwater recharge. By encouraging and educating communities to care for and conserve their forests, this project promotes healthy ecosystems and well-functioning natural water resources.
August 2021 - The Philippines
The Philippines have traditionally supported some of the most spectacular primary rainforests in South East Asia. In some islands such as Mindanao and Palawan, remnants of the great rainforests remain, though deforestation has decimated old growth forests in many areas. One Tree Planted's partners in the Philippines are working hard to restore forest ecosystems with local people. Their efforts are centred on habitat restoration for endangered species, safeguarding community watersheds and sustainable development through agroforestry and tree planting. By planting trees in the Philippines, we're helping the B’llaan Tribe restore deforested land into rainforest in the Mount Matutum Protected Area - a haven for endangered wildlife and an important watershed; plant forests of giant bamboo in Mindanao in a community led effort to facilitate sustainable bamboo agroforestry and sequester carbon; and restore mangroves ecosystems vital for coral reefs and countless other species.
September 2021 - Denmark
Due to historic deforestation, only 14.5% of the land area in Denmark is forested. One Tree planted will work with 550 landowners to get 1 million trees planted on over 350 hectares of land to benefit the climate, biodiversity, and the local community. This project is part of a nationwide effort to grow Denmark's forest cover to 25% by 2100 and will establish a multi-functional woodland on marginal farmland in western Jutland. The new forests will absorb carbon, protect biodiversity, preserve groundwater, and fix nitrogen to reduce wetland eutrophication. A conservation area will be established for the threatened hazel dormouse and will provide rich habitat for native birds and insects.