Instead of having a sale, or offering discounts and free products for Earth Day, we're planting 1000 trees.
We're also encouraging you to get away from your phone, stop scrolling on social media, stop online shopping, get into nature and feel those benefits instead.
Between 1990 & 2016, the world lost 1.3 million square kilometres of forests due to deforestation. Culprits such as farming, mining, drilling and plantations combine for more than half of all deforestation.
Trees help clean the air we breathe, provide the oxygen with breath, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1 billion people & crucially absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
Cutting trees both adds carbon dioxide to the air and removes the ability to absorb existing carbon dioxide. If tropical deforestation were a country, according to the World Resources Institute, it would rank third in carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions, behind China and the U.S.
So, we reckon trees are pretty important. Although we aren't able to stop deforestation, we can certainly do our bit for the planet by planting new trees for every order we receive. As we continue to grow, so do the forests 🙌
Here's our certificate and tree planting details for Earth Day. Make sure you make the most of it, get out there and enjoy what planet earth gives us.