We are super excited about our partnership with Eden Projects and supporting their reforestation efforts in Africa. We will be planting one tree per an ecozoi product that you purchase there by helping in the reforestation efforts.
We're not just content with simply reducing the amount of plastic we use, we want to do more to make the world a better place by taking care of our Planet and Oceans.
The deforestation problem and solution
Trees are essential for a healthy balanced ecosystem. They not only provide a habitat for millions of creatures but play a crucial role in the water cycle, protect forest soil from sun damage and desiccation, and convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into oxygen on a massive scale.
Yet despite the issues, deforestation is ongoing at a staggering rate around the world. Trees are hacked down to clear ground for agriculture, to build with, and to burn on fires.
It's time to change this. Forests act as a natural buffer between us and all manner of disasters, protecting against flooding, landslides and avalanches, soil erosion, wind and hurricane damage, and even climate change.
Beyond even that, the issue of deforestation forces the question of what type of physical landscape we want to inhabit in the future: a natural living ecosystem, or a barren scarred wasteland.
To counter the issue, we've partnered with The Eden Projects to plant trees in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Haiti and Nepal. By working with local villagers we're able to both combat the effects of deforestation and help people out of extreme poverty - through paid work and creating a healthier, more productive environment for agriculture.
A reforestation success story: Maman'i Kambina village in Madagascar
Madagascar isn't just an island in an animated movie. Lying off the southeast coast of Africa it's the fourth biggest island in the world and home to more than 24 million people and over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world - like the famous furry lemur King Julian.
In fact Madagascar is a true gem and a genuine biodiversity hotspot: over 90% of the animals that live in its rainforests, beaches and reefs are endemic: they are found nowhere else on Earth.
And yet, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire species and damaging the Malagasy people's ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
Watch this video and learn about how The Eden Projects are working to repair the damage in one coastal village: