Offsetting our impact with reforestation
At Watson & Wolfe, sustainability is one of our core values. We care about sustainability and know that as a business we generate more CO₂ than the average person. Our environmental footprint is a primary consideration when designing our collection and we take full responsibility for the impact it has. This is why, from January 1st 2021, we will be partners of One Tree Planted, to offset our carbon footprint by supporting tree planting projects.
Why are trees important?
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree! Simply put, without trees humans would not be able to survive – they produce most of the oxygen that humans and wildlife breathe.
What is the rate of deforestation?
Trees and plants are being burned, degraded, and logged at astonishing rates. 46% of the world’s forests are already destroyed. Every 1.2 seconds man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field. 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the Earth every day. 28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next 25 years due to deforestation. In fact, the world’s rainforests could completely disappear in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation – that’s a concerning thought isn’t it?
How can planting just one tree help?
It is estimated that just one tree can provide a day’s oxygen for up to four people and can also absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone each year.
Who are One Tree Planted?
One Tree Planted are a non-profit based organisation and have a mission – to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. 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!
How many trees have One Tree Planted put in the ground?
One Tree Planted have planted an astounding 11 million trees into the ground since they started in 2014. They partner with carefully selected reforestation organisations around the world, enabling us to choose where we would like to plant our trees. $1 dollar or 0.75p plants one tree.
Where will we be planting trees?
We have chosen to focus on the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon. The Amazon spans 9 countries and is home to almost 30% of plant and animal species on Earth. The Amazon River Basin has 1.9 billion acres of rainforest and plays a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, it is also a high-risk zone for deforestation. Planting trees in the Amazon Rainforest will help conserve habitat for its’ iconic wildlife species, provide sustainable livelihoods to local people, and stabilize the climate.
Are you ready to help us make a difference?
Planting trees makes a difference and we are excited to be part of that difference.
And this is where you can make a difference too. Every time you place an order, we will donate 0.75p or $1 to One Tree Planted to plant 1 tree. Together, our efforts will ensure that our impact on Earth is reduced.
You can also donate more trees by adding an extra tree to your order.