Although the issue is multi faceted and by no means a simple solution, it is now impossible to ignore that our planet is looking a little frayed around the edges. You know, a bit too hot with a touch too much concrete.
One small step we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and restore some equilibrium is... Plant trees!
Every living thing on Earth is made up of four elements - carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Those elements make up about 96 percent of your body, and most of a tree’s roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. Unlike us, who consume oxygen and release CO2, heating the planet up... Trees do the opposite. Sounds important, right?
In case you need more convincing - trees can stop runaway global heating, encourage rainfall, provide livelihoods for local people, reserves for wildlife, guarantee clean water and reduce air pollution. Did you know - in New York City, urban trees help retain nearly 900 MILLION gallons of rainwater annually, saving $35Million.
It’s not a magic solution, but it makes sense. Let’s build some squirrels some houses.
OUR PLANT-IT PLEDGE.
We are not perfect when it comes to looking after our lovely planet, none of us are. To try and become a little more prefect, however, with PLANT IT 2020 we pledge to plant a tree for every ARDSLY product purchased! 🌸 AND TO KICK OFF OUR FOREST WE’VE PLANTED 100 IN MEXICO! 🌲🌲🌲🌲
This isn’t our first step, and certainly not our last. We already try to do quite a bit; We use recycled tyres for the soles of our shoes, we use 100% organic cotton or a recycled polyester mix (made from recycled plastic bottles) on our t-shirt, sweaters and hoodies, we use plastic-free packaging for everything (except our hats-working on it), we use eco-inks for our printed tees, we source our sandals from small family-owned ethical shoe makers, we choose off-cut and by-product leather for our shoes, and still there’s work to do! Plenty in fact and that’s why we’ve decided it’s time to offset some of the other bits we just haven’t got right, YET.
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