We plant trees
Woodendot collaborates with the initiative “One Tree Planted” in its commitment to the sustainability and environmental care of the planet and its inhabitants
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in Shelburne, Vermont. They work with amazing reforestation organizations around the world that need financial support to help them get more trees in the ground.
The process is simple, a product sold a tree planted. We collaborate with them to compensate the ecological footprint we generate in our company, especially in the development of each product.
Environmental impact generated in the manufacturing of Woodendot products. (CO2)
Only one tree absorbes about 22 kg of CO2 in one year. The average life span of a tree planted by One Tree Planted is 50 years. Therefore, the total CO2 absorption in its lifetime is approximately 1,100 kg of C02.
* Source: http://reutilizayevitaco2.aeress.org/en/
Woodendot collaborates in reforestation projects in Haiti, our environmental care difference
One tree planted has reforestation projects in all continents. Reforestation is a major challenge for Haiti. Centuries of over-farming and poor agricultural methods have destroyed the region’s soil. Erosion makes it very difficult to grow food, and dramatically increases the impact of natural disasters. Planting trees here will help restore nutrients to the soil and teach local farmers how to use the land responsibly and profitably.
One Tree Planted works with an amazing partner in Haiti that uses social enterprise to tackle reforestation. Focusing on community development, they help establish farmer cooperatives and rural farm businesses with a strong focus on empowering women.
By planting trees and learning proper environmental practices, Haitian farmers are able to grow more food, combat climate change, and lift themselves out of poverty. To maximize the impact of Woodendot’s donation, their partner in Haiti will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant depending on the time of year. Popular species include fruit trees (papaya) and fast-growing timber trees (cedrela odorata).
Deforestation in Hati
Haiti is a mountainous country that was once covered in lush tropical forests and fertile valleys. Since colonization, its forests have been cleared for industralization – primarily coffee plantations, timber exports, and charcoal. Over 70% of Haiti’s annual energy comes from wood-based fuels, creating a serious threat to air quality. It’s estimated that between 30 and 40 million trees are cut down each year, and approximately 4,000 kilotons of wood are harvested for energy consumption.
Haiti’s unpredictable climate makes it susceptible to drought, flash flooding, and hurricanes. Soil erosion and lack of tree cover exacerbate the impact of these disasters. Deforestation in Haiti is closely linked to the poverty cycle; lack of access to fertile ground has led poorer farmers to cultivate steep, treeless slopes, destroying the topsoil and making it difficult for them to yield crops.
Why plant trees is part of environmental care?
Help absorb greenhouse gases.
Healthy forests help absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions that are caused by human civilization and contribute to the fight against global climate change. Without trees and plants, more carbon and greenhouse gasses enter the atmosphere. To make matters worse, trees actually become carbon sources when they are cut, burned, or otherwise removed.
They are the world’s premier biodiversity sanctuary.
80% of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.
300 BILLION tons of carbon are stored in the Earth’s forests, which helps regulate its climate by regulating atmospheric gases, stabilizing rainfall, and protecting against desertification.
Renew the water cycle.
Trees play an important role in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants without trees and plants, the climate may become dryer.
They generate a positive social impact in the disadvantaged communities
Healthy forests help absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions that are caused by human civilization and contribute to global climate change. Without trees and plants, more carbon and greenhouse gasses enter the atmosphere. To make matters worse, trees actually become carbon sources when they are cut, burned, or otherwise removed.
– Empower local farmers:
Using a “tree currency” system, farmers learn how to use their land
sustainably and profitably, while contributing to much needed reforestation.
– Restore nutrients to the soil:
Trees improve soil health by protecting it from wind and rain,
absorbing water, and building stability with their root structures.
– Feed the community:
Strategic tree planting allows farmers to protect and nourish
their productive land, increasing sustainable food production.