GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Many people are funding great work by selling very reasonably priced and attractive bracelets and other items made from recycled materials. One really fun one is 8 Billion Trees, and another is 4Ocean.
8 Billion Trees was founded with a simple idea: if people can destroy the Earth, they can also help to rebuild it. Co-founders Mike Powell and Jon Chambers were inspired by groups like Ecosia and Trees for the Future, but saw the opportunity to do something even bigger: plant 8 billion trees.
Taking their passion for entrepreneurship and channeling it into a cause for greater good, 8 Billion Trees was born on November 10th, 2018.
At 8 Billion Trees, the goal is to become the most environmentally aware company on the planet. We don’t simply want to reduce the negative impacts of deforestation and irresponsible forestry–we want to use these issues as fuel to completely revitalize what it means to be environmentally friendly. By changing our environment and spreading awareness, we are hoping to make a global change.
Tragically, roughly half of the Earth’s trees have disappeared in the past 100 years resulting in worldwide devastation, desertification, flooding, and land loss.
Most people are aware that planting trees is an excellent way to support the environment. In fact, they are the most efficient consumers of carbon dioxide on the planet.
Each and every year, one acre of trees absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide from the environment.
Furthermore, they help to fight against climate change, reignite natural water cycles, mitigate the spread of deserts, and revitalize “unusable” areas into fertile farmlands and woods.
However, planting trees also goes much further–it helps to raise the quality of life of Earth’s people significantly, especially in less developed areas. By producing nutritious, fresh forest goods they support local economies and the health of the people who live in them.
Instead of being forced to migrate for food and livable conditions, local men and women are able to find dependable and enjoyable income that provides livable wages from the economic actives created from planting trees. This allows these parents to send their children to school, buy medicine and other crucial health supplies, build shelters, and rise from extreme poverty.
Furthermore, trees provide life and a stable ecosystem for countless species–many of which are now endangered due to rampant deforestation. They also contribute geologically, helping to stabilize coastlines and mountainsides.
By planting trees you do many, many things:
- Defend against climate change
- Revitalize ecosystems
- Protect endangered wildlife
- Provide nutrition, employment, education, and healthcare assistance to local inhabitants
- Stabilize local economies and the politics that go along with it
Trees truly are superheros. To learn about even more reasons, view the benefits of planting trees.
YOUR PART? That’s the easy, and fun part! 8BillionTrees supports their work by selling really pretty, very affordable bracelets, made from 90% recycled materials! Click the photo to see the full array, and wear your bracelet proudly!