A Global Effort to Plant More Trees
“Healthy and growing forests remain the best technology for removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere” -WeForest
The research presented at this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington, D.C., argues that planting billions of trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis.
The Power Of A Single Tree
• Absorbs as much carbon in a year as a car produces driving 26,000 miles
• Helps lower air temperature and helps combat climate change
• Stabilizes the soil and prevents wind and soil erosion through its roots
• Contributes to the fertility of land through nitrogen fixation and increasing water penetration (Eminence Organics, Forests for the Future)
What Can You Do To Help Plant More Trees?
Ways To Take Action: GSN Tree Planting Initiative
Wellness Industry Initiatives
A great example of a company that has truly made an impact on a global level are GSN’s sponsors, Eminence Organics.
The company started the Forests for the Future initiative, in which a tree is planted for every product sold, allowing Eminence to support communities in developing countries.
They have planted over 13 million trees so far making Eminence the only skincare company to do so and earning the company the International Spa Association’s (ISPA) Innovate Award for Philanthropic Initiatives.
By 2016, they had planted more than 427k trees, which exceeded their target by 21%.
There’s No Quick Fix
Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. Nations from China to India to Ethiopia have already made great strides to assist in a global tree planting drive. By coming together as a community of citizens on planet earth we can make a difference and mitigate global warming, one tree at a time and by doing our part to cut emissions.
Let’s join together and fight for the future of the planet!