Over 11,000 scientists from around the world recently signed an open letter in the Journal of Bio Science declaring a climate emergency and amplifying a call to action. Thankfully, the letter not only backs up their statement with data and facts, but it also lists immediate steps we can take to avert a crisis. One simple, easy and powerful act we can all do is to plant more trees.
This season I’m proud to announce that I’ve partnered with the group One Tree Planted. With every Vivid Element garment purchased through the website or at events, one tree will be planted! It’s an easy way to give back to the earth this holiday season. Make a difference with your holiday shopping this year.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. In 2018 they planted over 1.3 million trees in 18 different countries. Planting trees remains one of the best ways to reduce global carbon emissions. The average mature tree is capable of sequestering 48 pounds of carbon each year!
Trees are sometimes referred to as the lungs of the earth. They clean the air we breathe and reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Trees provide habitat for birds, insects and animals, secure soil on slopes so it doesn’t wash away, provide shade and cooling to the earth, lower temperatures around your home and in cities, and create gorgeous displays of leaves and branches in every season. They provide food, biodiversity, medicine, jobs, health, and so much more. Trees contain multitudes of wisdom as they witness our civilizations surging, falling and changing while they rise strong, slowly but surely.
UPDATE: Vivid Element’s partnership with One Tree Planted is continuing into, 2020!
Vivid Element will plant a tree for every slow fashion garment sold. Share the joy of expressing your vibrant nature in harmony with the planet with someone you love!