Silkanova has partnered up with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant a tree for every order placed on our website at no cost to our customers. Eden Reforestation Projects work with local communities to restore forests on a massive scale, creating jobs, protecting ecosystems, and helping mitigate climate change.
Trees are paramount
Trees are paramount to the environment and local communities. Eden Reforestation Project largely concentrates on planting mangrove forests, which are unique ecosystems with worldwide importance for protection against storm surges, sheltering nurseries for fish and other marine life, providing building materials, firewood, and contributing to stabilizing the global climate change.
The latest research
The latest research holds that it is too late to simply reduce emissions and protect existing forests in order to slow down temperature increase. We need to rapidly increase the ability to sequester carbon. Mangrove systems are estimated to hold more than 6.4 billion tons of carbon. Mangroves represent less than 5% of the world’s terrestrial area, making them one of the most important carbon stocks, even more important Amazon rainforests.
Together with many brands, charities, and donors, Eden Reforestation projects have been able to show astonishing results:
Planting trees is also an excellent way to provide employment opportunities for members of the local community. Trees need to be planted, nurtured, and maintained, and Eden Reforestation Project places relationships with local communities at the centre of their operation. They work together to plant and protect millions of trees, creating jobs with fair wages for locals and investing in their environment and economy. This is a dangerous operation, as working in remote settings comes with challenges: from extreme weather conditions, wild animals and landslides to dealing with poachers and bandits and no support is too little.