100,000 acres of forest is cleared around the world every day. Trees play a vital role in reducing air pollution and converting carbon dioxide into the oxygen we need to breathe. They also significantly reduce carbon emissions and help the fight in climate change.
Nakie is committed to reforestation. Currently we plants 4 trees for every item purchased and we have already planted 22,570 trees this year.
Why are trees so important?
Trees play a vital role in reducing the carbon emissions in the atmosphere. They are one of the most effective tools in the fight against dangerous greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change and global warming. They are extremely efficient in long term storage of carbon. They get there energy from sunlight and use the process of photosynthesis to take carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground. In the process of turning it into wood they release oxygen into the air. They also assist soil in capturing significant amounts of carbon. Large-scale CO2 removal through reforestation will help offset emissions. Trees also provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming.
Here at Nakie we want future generations to have the same opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the world the way we do. That's why we are planting 4 trees for every product purchased.
Where are our trees planted?
Our trees are being planted in Madagascar. Madagascar is the forth largest Island in the world (4 times the size of the UK) and only 10% of Madagascar's original forest remains today. The rest has been cleared and used for fossil fuels and other trades within the community. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. One of them being the famous now endangered Le mas from the movie Madagascar.
We have committed to supporting a local village in Madagascar to plant our trees. This is a minimum 5 year project and not only are we promising to plant trees we are also promising 5 years of employment for these local villages.
What kind of trees are we planting?
At the moment we are planting a range of different trees including fruit trees and a large number of mangrove trees.
A large number of mangroves trees are being planted most of the mangrove population in Madagascar has been slashed and removed leaving the land unprotected from swell and storms resulting in areas being wash away from the ocean. Mangrove trees also absorb 4 times more carbon dioxide than any other tree species. Majority of this carbon is stored in the mangrove root system which also key in preventing erosion.
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