We Love Trees
Climate change isn't going away and neither are poverty or hunger. If we all took steps to do what we can now, we'd start inching closer to a better world. We plant ten trees for each product you purchase. Together we progress. Thank you for joining us in supporting the beautiful planet that supports us without end.
But how do trees lead toward less poverty and hunger?
Through our partnership with Trees For The Future trees are planted in sub-Saharan Africa where the local communities immediately benefit.
Think of a land that previously could not be farmed or even lived on due to lack of nutrients and protection from the sun. Trees are planted in a range of harsh environments like these from coastal areas to mountains. When planted and properly maintained, trees restore soil that had been unproductive for decades or even for hundreds of years before.
Our partner, Trees for the Future, created a system of planting trees that sustainably changes lives in areas where farming was previously considered inconceivable. Their Forest Garden Program provides families with the tools necessary to create and maintain sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood, and more. Local people who train and work in these programs increase their annual income by up to 500%.
When you plant a tree you're helping the local communities and environment now and the entire world for years to come.
But that's not all! Did you know?
- A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.
- One large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in a day, supporting the earth and animals around it.
- One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.
- Each year, one person uses wood and paper products equivalent to a 100 foot tree 18 inches in diameter.
- Strategically placed trees save up to 56 percent on annual air-conditioning costs. Evergreens that block winter winds can save 3 percent on heating.
- Trees and forests play a crucial role in preventing landslides not only by reinforcing and drying soils, but also in directly obstructing smaller slides and rock falls.
Tree fact sources: www.fs.fed.us, and www.fao.org, & www.ncsu.edu