In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the world will have lost a football pitch-sized area of tree cover. In the past few years, wildfires have raged across Australia and Russia. Record-breaking heatwaves have hit Greenland, Antarctica and Siberia. Vast swathes of the Amazon rainforest have been lost forever because of illegal logging and agriculture. Orangutan’s natural habitat is under threat as natural forest is replaced by plantations grown for palm oil.
It’s not just a loss of habitat for wild animals, tree cover is important to remove carbon from the atmosphere. We are living in a climate emergency.
Instead of standing by and urging individuals to take responsibility, we’re making a stand. That’s why Bother works with Ecologi to offset the carbon footprint of our operations and plant trees with every transaction.
Who are Ecologi?
Ecologi’s solution to the climate emergency is a fully traceable way for companies and individuals to contribute to carbon offsetting projects around the world. They’ve supported peatland restoration projects in Indonesia, reforesting around the UK and helped with onshore wind energy generation in Taiwan among others. Ecologi are the best at what they do
On top of these important projects, they work with The Eden Reforestation Project to plant millions of trees around the world each month. Most recently, they’ve helped replant mangroves in Madagascar.
Who are the Eden Reforestation Project?
Eden approach communities who are most at risk from loss of tree cover. Communities that likely are in abject poverty, already affected by the great loss of natural habitat and cast off to fend for themselves. Their previous work has taken them to places like Haiti, Nepal and Mozambique to replant native tree species and replace natural habitat. They train local villages in forest management and offer them employment to help manage the newly planted forests. This helps communities gain an income and give them a vested interest in protecting and maintaining the newly grown forests. Soon, local communities are able to thrive without being displaced and families can live sustainably.
How Bother works with Ecologi
Each month, we offset the carbon of our entire workforce and their families. On top of that, every transaction plants trees. So 24 hours a day, 7 days a week we’re helping to restore integral habitat and carbon storing forests in places where it matters most.
We’re going to make a positive change on the world. That’s why we stock a range of refills and eco-friendly options, large pack sizes and make sure our entire operation is carbon-neutral.
How can I track Bother’s impact?
Everything that Ecologi does is fully traceable. They regularly publish updates and receipts from their activities. You can see our dashboard which logs the total number of trees that Bother is responsible for. And it’s simple to verify the carbon certificates and evidence of tree planting on Ecologi’s site.
We’ve set out our purpose clearly, it’s at the heart of everything we do.
Alone we won’t be able to halt the climate emergency. But together, with the help of companies like Ecologi, we stand a much better chance of creating a better world. A world where people look after the world and take care of it. And one that people care about.