As we’re sure you know by now, we’re planting a forest! It all started in August when OneCoWork planted 1,000 trees in Tanzania and committed to planting 9,000 more; with your help that is. Your response has been incredible and it’s important everybody know exactly how the project is going, which is why this blog will be regularly updated with our progress.
Trees are so important for the wellbeing of our climate; one single tree absorbs, on average, 48 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. That might not seem like much, but when we think about the sheer quantity of trees on this earth, it really adds up. The Amazon alone absorbs 2 billion tonnes of CO2 every year, but that only equates to 5% of global carbon emissions. Mass reforestation is a promising and viable way of reducing the carbon emissions contained in our atmosphere, and it’s got to be a team effort.
A couple months in and we’ve made some tree-mendous progress. The Green Membership, together with sales from the Halloween Spooktacular, have done wonders for our forest. We’re under 1000 trees away from our target and have, so far, created 373.36 hours of locally sourced work per year and reforested 9.33 hectares of land. Our trees are producing 933.40 tons of oxygen per year and absorbing 233.35 tons of carbon dioxide a year. Pretty neat, huh?
Stay tuned for regular updates and to follow the progress we hope to make. This forest is ours to populate.