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You shop from Happy Local and we plant tree. as simple as this! You eat food, We plant trees.
All it takes for the world to see the immediate changes are our individual actions for sustainable consumption and if every business start to think globally. Therefore, we are building our voluntary tree planting project around the world and helping every year one country to cure by reforestation. our first mission is plant 2021 trees for reforesting in the most deforested countries and specially those at the immediate need of reforestation.
We are still analyzing to choose our first country based on the highest priority of emergency.
Stay tuned with us and shop here to plant trees. The project will start from January 2021 and each purchase counts.
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Do you have a little time to read some useful content?
Impressive, Then let us raise some awareness why we are beginning this project to plant trees.
Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make room for something besides forest. This can include clearing the land for agriculture or grazing, or using the timber for fuel, construction or manufacturing. Forests cover more than 30% of the Earth’s land surface, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The planet is suffering more than ever before from deforestation.
About 31% of Earth’s land surface is covered by forests. Between 15 – 18 million hectares of forest, an area the size of Belgium are destroyed every year, on average 2,400 trees are cut down each minute.
You probably remember Amazon Fire. One year has passed since the world was shocked by the images of the fires blazing across the Amazon in Brazil. But since then, the forest hasn’t stopped burning —and 2020 could be even more devastating for the rainforest and the Indigenous Peoples who call it home. Even though the government had ordered a ban on forest fires in the state starting at the beginning of July, the photos show smoke, flames, and just how ineffective the ban has been.
The consequences of this destruction are dire. From Australia, Siberia to the Amazon, fires are raging across the world. Losing our forests means losing the fight against the climate crisis, putting biodiversity at risk of extinction, and threatening the lives of Indigenous Peoples who depend on the forest standing for their survival. Fighting to protect the forest and Indigenous lands from fires and deforestation become even more difficult—and crucial —during a pandemic.
Here we mention some of deforestation causes that we all contribute maybe unwarily.
We lost almost half of the forest since 50 years ago and during the same period, pasture regions and cattle population have grown significantly and rapidly.
Agriculture Expansion & Livestock Ranching. A major cause of deforestation is agriculture plantations which can be solved by sustainable consumption. There are many farms in the world used for feeding the animals which are part of our daily meals and a local plant-based diet is the global solution.
An increasing supply demand for products such as palm oil and soybeans are driving producers to clear forests at an unnerving rate. Farmers often clear the land for cattle by using slash and burn techniques (cutting down trees and burning them). Unfortunately, they will then use the property until the soil is completely degraded and repeat the process on a new patch of woodland. Eventually, it’ll reforest, but it will take many years to return to its original condition.
For example what does an avocado per day means? It means 365 times population of world each year for daily diet of human-kind.
Since the 1950s, global soybean production has increased 15 times over. The United States, Brazil, and Argentina together produce about 80% of the world’s soy. The soybean industry is causing widespread deforestation and displacement of small farmers and indigenous peoples around the globe.
Few people realize that almost half of the palm oil imported into the EU is used as biofuel. Since 2009, the mandatory blending of biofuels into motor vehicle fuels has been a major cause of deforestation. Oil palm plantations currently cover more than 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface.
Mining is the Earth History Problem. The increase of mining on tropical forests is furthering damage due to the rising demand and high mineral prices. These projects are often accompanied by large infrastructure construction, such as roads, railways, and power systems. This contributor to deforestation is putting additional pressure on our forests and freshwater ecosystems.
All told, as of 2019, deforestation is responsible for about 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions while Peatland degradation also emits GHG. Growing forests are a carbon sink with additional potential to mitigate the effects of climate change.
But we don’t have only bad news. Indigenous don’t watch deforestation and burning of their home. There are many environmentalists or concerned people supporting them to survive and fight back by Reforestation.
Reforestation is the re-growing of forests that have previously been cut down ( e.g. by fire ) using tree species that are native to the geographic area. Another term for reforestation is afforestation, the practice of restoring forests that used to exist but had been cut down.
This is not a trend, It’s the truth. These people are struggling to protect of the jungle since “discovery” of the New World and the modern colonization finding modern ways to destroy their natural habitat by the force financial investments of the growing desire. we are standing against it.
Deforestation and forest degradation negatively affect many of the EU’s global objectives in various policy fields such as biodiversity protection, climate change, human rights, peace and security, good governance and the rule of law. Therefore, substantial action to combat deforestation and forest degradation is needed to enable the EU to meet its related international commitments.
Read here how EU Communication (2019) stepping up EU Action to protect and restore the world’s forests
Important missions has been decided are:
But that doesn’t mean we keep living the way it is and contribute to deforestation of our world, thinking that our tree-planting is enough to survive.
No, We have to find sustainable solutions to all the problems and reduce our environmental footprint. This is not something to achieve in a night but definitely requires immediate action.
But as an individual who builds the society we can consume consciously and contribute in project that plant trees or supporting businesses that have environmental concerns.
Let’s make it happen, be a part of the solution!