Tree Planting Overview
It’s now common knowledge that one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising is to plant trees. We are proud partners of Ecologi and the Eden Reforestation Projects who plant a tree on our behalf every time a product is purchased on our website. Click here to track our progress.
How Much Carbon Do These Trees Absorb?
Mangrove trees capture up to four times as much carbon per acre than tropical rain forest trees. Three quarters of tropical fish rely on their root systems for nurseries and shelter. It’s this combination of making reductions today, and planning reductions in the future that is our approach to comprehensive strategy of limiting climate change. Below is a break down of the reforestation projects we've supported so far.
Mangrove Planting in Madagascar
Madagascar is a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. However, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
Our funds support the non-profit Eden Reforestation Projects as they continue to reforest the island. Eden are world leaders in responsible reforestation, having already planted 265 million trees and created 2.6 million work days for local communities.
Reforesting in Changalane, Mozambique
Mozambique is located on the eastern coast of Africa with 68% of its population living in rural parts of the country. Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique’s forests have been largely decimated and destroyed due to intensive tree cutting for firewood and charcoal.
Impact On The Local Community
The population in the village of Changalane is unique for its majority adult aged population, of which more than half are women. Historically, this village earned its livelihood through agriculture and the sale of coal. With over 45% of the population living beneath the poverty line, the population relies heavily on its natural resources and forests for survival. This project will employ 15 full time nursery workers to plant and grow the seedlings, and 30 full time planters from the local village. Through reforestation, we can help provide long term financial stability and economic growth over time.