As part of our sustainability programme on Earth day 2021, we joined forces with One Tribe. A digital platform enabling us to protect our planet every time you shop. Going forward, for each online order you make, we’ll make a donation to protect 100 m2 of rainforest. So, together we can reduce our carbon footprint and help fight the climate crisis.
Who are One Tribe?
We are very much focused on sustainability here in Somerset, so this is a really positive step where we feel we can make a direct impact.
We’re thrilled to be working with a certified B corporation, One Tribe enabling chairites such as the Rainforest Trust to protect: Amazonian rainforests, biodiverse habitats, indigenous communities, and endangered species.
How does One Tribe help?
One Tribe provide a link between rainforest protection projects and ecommerce businesses. Charities they support such as The Rainforest Trust have protected more than 23 million acres of rainforest since 1988 and are funded in a way that ensures 100% of the money goes directly to on-the-ground projects rather than covering costs for the charity. They work closely with NGOs to create protected spaces and indigenous communities to gain legal rights to protect their ancestral land.
Why Protect Trees?
Forests are the lungs of our planet, storing and removing CO2 from the atmosphere. They also release Oxygen into the atmosphere which animals and humans depend on for our survival. They are the natural solution to climate change but are being cut down at an alarming rate for logging, mining, oil and gas extraction, and colonisation for agriculture. It is our job to protect them.
Although planting new trees is a great long term strategy, we’re keen to make the biggest impact right now, by protecting what we already have. Studies have shown that halting tropical deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global carbon emissions in the next 30 years.
“Saving our planet is within reach, we have worked out all the problems, we are working on all the solutions, most of them we can do now, and, over time, all of them help the economy. We have a plan, we know what to do. There is a path to sustainability.”
Sir David Attenborough