Planting Trees To Make Change
As we're all aware, climate change is the most pressing global issue of our time and one that can only be tackled by making changes whether big or small to the way we live.
At LemonSalt we have always strived to be as sustainable as possible in our day-to-day activities but we also know that there is much more to be done in the fight against climate change. That's why we have partnered with Ecologi – a UK based organisation that plants trees on behalf of businesses in order to regenerate forests and limit the effects of Carbon Dioxide on the planet. For every purchase you make on our website we have pledged to plant a tree with Ecologi.
What is Climate Change?
There are a number of ways in which climate change is affecting our planet. One of the most obvious is in the form of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events. These have devastating effects on communities all over the world, and climate change is a major contributing factor.
A lesser known, less publicized side effect of climate change is its impact on wildlife. As temperatures rise and habitats change, many animals are struggling to adapt. This is leading to a decline in populations of some species, and it's likely that we'll see more extinctions in the years to come without intervention.
Of course, climate change is a complex problem, there's no one size fits all solution. But reducing carbon emissions is the main factor attributed with preventing further damage. Plenty of research is being done to develop technologies that will reduce carbon emissions, but these are slow and often expensive.
A simpler solution is to use nature in the fight against climate change, by planting more trees.
How does planting trees help?
Trees help to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which in turn helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also provide a number of other benefits, such as improving air quality, providing habitat for wildlife, stabilising soils and help prevent flooding.
Through photosynthesis, trees are able to capture and store carbon for years, eventually releasing it into the soil where it helps other plants grow. During the photosynthesis process, the trees use the carbon to produce glucose which helps the tree grow, and in doing so they release oxygen into the air. The ecosystems that trees and woodlands create essentially become superbly efficient carbon storing machines.
Does this offset our carbon footprint?
Sadly, no - although these trees will eventually be converting carbon, they’re years away from that right now. Until they are several years old, our baby trees are not mature enough to sequester carbon in large quantities until they are around 10 years old. So we do not count our trees as contributing towards offsetting our footprint. Of course, they are still quietly doing their thing, absorbing what carbon they can.
How you can help
By being a LemonSalt customer, and supporting our business, you’re helping us plant trees around the world. Simply by making a purchase on a website, will allow us to plant one tree! If you want to get more involved, visit Ecologi and find out how you can do more.
LemonSalt is excited to be partnering with Ecologi to help plant trees and make a difference in the fight against climate change. We all need to do our part to combat climate change; we believe that this is an important step in the right direction, and we encourage others to take action as well. together, we can make a difference!
To learn more about Ecology’s projects visit: https://ecologi.com/projects