Unfortunately, we live in a time where one and a half acres of natural forest area is destroyed every second to accommodate for our agriculture, fuel, mining and industrial development. These forests are vital to our survival as a species, as they create around a quarter of the oxygen in our atmosphere, as well as stabilising our climate worldwide and housing over 50% of our land species. If the current rate of deforestation should continue, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all of the rainforests on the earth. So it is more important than ever for us to be making every step we can towards a greener, more sustainable way of living.
With this in mind, we are making every effort to work towards an eco-friendly world of artistry. We have partnered with Trees For the Future, as we try our best to move towards a more sustainable subscription service.
This collaboration ensures one tree is planted with every ScrawlrBox that is bought.
What Trees For The Future Do
Trees For the Future not only combats the devastation that mass deforestation is having on our environment, but it also focuses on combatting the extreme hunger and poverty that encapsulates large areas in over 60 nations across Asia, Africa and the Americas. They are taking three of the biggest worldwide issues we have today and combining them to create a solution that battles all three at once. Deforestation is happening at an alarming rate, as our food-systems demand anti-diverse agriculture plots, fuelwood collection and industrial building areas, which is causing an extreme eco-system degradation. This degradation is due to destroying large areas of natural forestation with the use of destructive and short-sighted farming practices such as burning, clearing and ploughing. These practises result in huge areas of baron land that is often left abandoned after these catastrophic deforestation methods, leaving land that cannot be used for essential resources, continuing a vicious cycle of hunger, poverty and further destruction to our natural environment.
Trees For the Future have developed a program called ‘The Forest Garden Program’, that educates farmers on how to rejuvenate and properly preserve harvestable crops, by using these previously degraded areas of land. Instead of destroying more forest lands to make way for farming, the Forest Garden program utilises areas that have already undergone serious ecosystem degradation, to plant a wide selection of fast-growing trees, plants and harvestable crops. The Garden Program also ensures that local farmers are educated in sustainable farming practises, establishing richly cultured growth in a wide variety of different crops that provide harvestable produce all year round, as well as a sustainable, biodiverse ecosystem for the natural environment. This movement not only results in a worldwide improved environmental impact, with thousands of replanted trees, but it also provides families with their own sustainable food sources, as well as sellable goods that have increased annual income by 400%. Trees For the Future certainly are our modern day hero, tackling 3 major worldwide issues with one fantastic solution.
What Trees For The Future Have Already Done
Over the past 30 years, Trees For the Future has planted over 155 million trees, improved over 26,000 lives with economical and food stability, restored over 7800 acres of degraded land and sequestered over 190,000 tons of carbon from our atmosphere. With the already proven success of their movement, their goal is to break the cycle of poverty and eradicate hunger for 1 million people by planting 500 million trees in 125,000 Forest Gardens by the end of 2025.
We are very proud and honoured to be contributing towards this amazing cause, so if you are interested in finding out more about them, their goals and their achievements, be sure to check out their website: www.trees.org and follow their Instagram: @treesforthefuture. You can find more information about what they are doing and stay up to date with their incredible accomplishments, in their fight to better our planet and our futures.