This month we are donating all of our charity funds to help repopulate the rainforests in Brazil. Every purchase you made on our non-FSC products, has gone to fund the regrowth of this fantastic country. We were able to donate a total of £91, which planted 114 trees across the Brazilian rainforests and the diverse ecosystems that inhabit there.
The Atlantic Forest (Malta Atlantica) spanned 130 million hectares. Now with deforestation, it only covers 12% of this area, while being home to more than half of the country’s population.
So why should we plant in Brazil?
- Restoring degraded areas: Planting trees in deforested or degraded areas can help to restore the natural ecosystem and improve the quality of the soil. Trees help to prevent erosion, improve water quality, and provide habitat for wildlife.
- Carbon sequestration: Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and store it in their biomass. Planting trees in the Atlantic Forest can help to mitigate climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
- Biodiversity conservation: The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with many species of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Planting trees can help to restore habitat for endangered species and increase overall biodiversity.
- Water conservation: Trees play an important role in regulating the water cycle by absorbing water from the soil and releasing it into the atmosphere through transpiration. This helps to maintain healthy water systems and prevent flooding and erosion.
One Tree Planted – Their goals for Brazil
One Tree Planted will personally work to plant over 100 native species of trees. Their goal is to reconnect the Morro do Diablo State Park and the Black Lion Tamarin Ecological station. They will also be planting a multitude of different tree species to create the biggest environmental impact, including:
Gochnatia polymorpha, Guarea guidonea, Tapirira guianensis, Inga striata, Inga laurina, Inga uruguensis, Pera glabrata, Croton floribundus, Syagrus romanzoffiana, Acacia polyphylla, Terminalia glabrescens, Albizzia niopoides, Anadenanthera colubrina cebil.
The Ocean Cleanup Project: April 2023
This month we donated a total of £65 to help rid the oceans of plastics.
We saw a repeat deploy of system 002/B. Now reaching further lengths, The Ocean Cleanup have introduced their biggest cleanup system yet, ‘System 002/C at 1300m in length, more than double the size of the previous version!
The Ocean Cleanup project is also opening its first regional office in Kuala Lumpur, which will be responsible for all future Interceptor deployments in SE-Asia. You can even join the team by visiting this page found just below: