A few days ago we read an article by The Guardian which stated, in reference to President Donald Trumps First Budget "the new administration had no interest in funding to combat climate change, saying: ‘We’re not spending money on that any more. We consider that to be a waste of your money’.
We're not going to be deflated by this, because each and everyone of us can make small steps to tackling climate change, like taking the time to educate others.
On March 21st 2017, International Day of Forests celebrates the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. Forests are our natural air filters and water factories.
Forests produce oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife with up to 1.6 billion people relying on the benefits they offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.
31% of the land area on our planet is forest, sadly however, 50% of the worlds forest are lost to deforestation.
Image: Australian Forest Growers
What is deforestation?
Deforestation comes in different forms, including:
- Clear-cutting for agriculture
- Ranching and development
- Unsustainable logging for timber
- Degradation due to climate change.
Did you know: 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year, that's equivalent to 48 football fields every minute. Unfortunately, if the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rain forests on the earth.
What are the impacts?
Forest have a vital role in tackling climate change as they soak up carbon dioxide that would otherwise be let into the atmosphere and contribute to ongoing changes in climate patterns.
Why do we work with Will & Bear?
One of our fabulous brands working to talking deforestation is Will & Bear. For every hat purchased they plant 10 trees with tree.org.
Your purchase helps counter the effects of deforestation, as well as supporting families and communities out of poverty. Buy a hat, and plant a forest. Preserve the places we play in.
27,130 TREES PLANTED AND COUNTING!!
World Wild Life: https://goo.gl/HUsVDD
Tree For Future: http://trees.org/
Conserve Energy Future: https://goo.gl/FBnZwa
Will & Bear: willandbear.com
The Guardian: https://goo.gl/HcMqst