We plant trees! 🌳
We plant a tree for every order at The Earth Shop.
I have always wanted to create a business that gives back to nature and I am so happy to now have reforestation as an integral part of our business model at The Earth Shop.
Trees are so important as they clean our air and water, they provide homes for wildlife and contribute to our health and wellbeing and planting trees creates jobs for social impact too.
Trees are also important in the fight against the climate crisis as they absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and every tree we plant will make a positive impact on nature, people and our planet.
We have planted trees in Australia to help them recover from their devastating bush fires and also in Ghana to improve forest health where rapid deforestation has happened. Trees have been donated to help wildfire recovery areas on the west coast of North America where millions of acres of trees burned in 2020 and more recently we donated trees to help chimpanzees in Uganda with the Jane Goodall Institute. To date we have donated 1,700 trees!
About One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit organisation based in Vermont, USA. As an environmental charity, they are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!
They started in 2014, and have more than doubled the number of trees planted year on year. Today, they now work with amazing reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.
In 2018, One Tree Planted were able to get more trees in the ground than ever before - 1.3 million! They pool the donations for each project and send the funds to their reforestation partners. They vet the partners to ensure that they maintain a tree survival rate of 80-90%. Depending on the project, the partners choose the best tree species to plant and work with local communities to get them in the ground. Planting typically happens in the rainy season when the soil is wet and provides optimal conditions for tree survival. Once all the trees are in the ground they send out a report highlighting the impact of your trees.
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.