Did you know that approximately one soccer field of forest is lost every second? Each one of those trees could have been sequestering around 21kg of CO2 a year – that’s a lot of CO2 currently warming our atmosphere! Not cool.
We decided to do something about it, so we’ve partnered up with One Tree Planted (OTP) who are a non-profit organisation. They’re on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Our goal is to plant 1,000,000 trees. It's ambitious but worth it.
- Trees absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe
- Capture rainwater which reduces the risk of natural disasters
- They are home to 100's of species
- Cool the planet by sucking in and storing carbon dioxide into their trunks, branches and leaves
- They are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines
Simply put, the more trees we have, the better our planet is.
How does it work?
We'll make sure for every puzzle sold, a tree is planted. Trees are planted all year round with the help of One Tree Planted’s reforestation partners in over 10 regions around the world.
One Tree Planted pools the donations for trees and sends the funds to on-the-ground projects. Essentially you’re supporting a cute little sapling to be grown in local nurseries, planted, and cared for in the early stages of life.
They work on projects that range from planting native trees for threatened species in Australia, to planting fruit trees in India, to protecting forest ecosystems in the Andes.
Planting season in each region lasts around three months during the rainy season, so projects can only take place in each region at certain times of the year.
At the end of each project, we’ll send you a report that tells you all the details about our most recent tree planting progress that you’ve contributed to just by sticking with us. This will include the tree species, the number of trees that have been planted, and the other great benefits that are realised in those areas being reforested.
We’ll try our best to make sure the trees you’ve contributed are planted as soon as possible, but sometimes mother nature intervenes and we need to wait for a suitable time. Typically a tree is planted within 18 months of each sale.
Whilst we can never guarantee that every tree reaches maturity (that’s mother nature for you!), thanks to you, the trees that do, make a positive difference to the planet.