Planting Trees with Tree - Nation
We donate a Tree every time you place an order
For every order sold, we plant a tree. Well, actually you plant your own tree, in our Niumeyoga forest. In a bid to offset our CO2, we partnered up with Tree-Nation to support their forestry efforts.
Why Planting a Tree
From the beginning we wanted to create a brand driven by sustainability. For this reason we chose our mats to be produced from biodegradable natural tree rubber, with usage of natural products. We chose manufactures that have RoHS certification so that we are sure our products are free from any toxic substances. To make free from harmful PVC we chose suede microfiber, PU and natural cork as a top layer of our products.
Additionally we want to make a positive contribution to our planet to offset the CO2 emission produced during distribution process of our products. That is why we chose to plant trees.
CO2 emissions hugely contribute to climate change. Trees have a critical job to balance oxygen & CO2 levels. With deforestation across the world more CO2 is released into the atmosphere causing devastating effects on our planet. Rising temperatures contribute to rising sea levels, with warmer ocean temperatures threatening wildlife & leading to extinction. Fortunately, we can change this.
We accept our responsibility to work towards offsetting our emissions.
That is why we will plant one tree with every order you place at our store.
We have partnered up with Tree-Nation, an organization dedicated to fighting climate change and reforesting the world.
Tree-Nation facilitates tree planting projects all around the world. Their main focus is on the tropic region, since trees grow much faster there, thus capturing CO2 much faster. Another reason for Tree-Nations choice of the tropic regions is that these areas are suffering from heavy deforestation and therefore 85% of our terrestrial biodiversity is threatened, with many species on the brink of extinction. We would like to help them change it.
Tree-Nation has made the experience of planting a tree super easy and user-friendly so that more and more people will make a difference and reforest the world. With four major projects in Nicaragua, Colombia, Niger and Madagascar, and with over 110.000 people and 1.000 companies engaged, we believe this organization can make a meaningful impact on a global scale
How does it work?
When you have placed an order on our website you will first receive a confirmation email from us with details on your order. A little later you will receive a separate email from Tree-Nation with the title ‘Niumeyoga offered you a tree on Tree-Nation’. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check under promotions or your spam inbox.
Please open this email to get to the Tree-Nation webpage where you can now virtually plant your own tree in the Niumeyoga forest. After virtually planting your tree, you can find all the information regarding the real tree: the specific details, its location and a link to the tree certificate.
Eden Projects, Madagascar
In response to the large-scale loss of mangroves and upland forests in Madagascar, Eden Reforestation Projects initiated the Madagascar Reforestation Project. The program began in 2007 and since its inception, Eden has successfully planted over 407 million mangrove and dry deciduous trees in northwest Madagascar.
Impacts and benefits
The destruction of healthy forest systems causes so many different problems. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When farmers can’t grow anything their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work. Often they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive.
Tree-Nation begin the project by hiring the local villagers to plant trees.
This gives them a decent income so they can provide for their families again. As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge and all the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear. More Info.
Usambara Biodiversity Conservation, Tanzania
The Eastern Arc Mountains are a global biodiversity hot spot, and this biodiversity must be maintained. Tree nursery projects to reforest lands in the Usambara Mountains African Rainforest are an excellent way to achieve this imperative. Population growth puts further pressure on the Forest Nature Reserve as people need building materials, cooking fuel, and other tree products.
The project has the objective to enhance tree planting in and around villages adjacent to Nature Forest Reserve and the Jegestal water source. By assuring adequate tree availability to communities in the Usambara Mountains, we can avoid the unsustainable illegal use of the Reserves. More Info.
The Limay CommuniTree carbon program regroups participating small-scale farming families to reforest and maintain under-utilized portions of their land in exchange for payments for ecosystem services. Through better land-use management and more sustainable use of forest resources, the project increases the forest cover of the nearby watershed and improves the quality of life of Nicaraguan farmers.
The project makes sure to address the causes of deforestation, ensures direct, ongoing community involvement, and provides financial benefits for participants throughout the project.
Began in 2008, the project received its Plan Vivo certification early 2011. Since 2008, over 400 participating farmers have planted more than 1,600,000 trees. More Info.
Trees for Tigers, India
The plantation of 50,000 trees on the fringes of Similipal Tiger Reserve aims to improve the wildlife habitat and maintain a buffer corridor for wildlife movement for endemic and endangered fauna of the region, especially tigers. These trees will revive degraded, deforested and fragmented forests, maintaining the ecological balance with valued local tree saplings. The lush and dense forests provide tigers with a comfortable natural habitat.
Trees also provide shade, reduce water and air temperatures and contribute to the overall health of tigers.
With the help of this large-scale plantation initiative, we will be able to rebuild a safe and secure for the natural flora and fauna of the region, preserving national gems while also enhancing the socio-economic stature of the rural communities residing in the region. More Info.
Eden Projects, Nepal
Nepal is a diverse nation with magnificent snow-capped mountains to the north and hot tropical planes to the south and contains dramatic and varied landscapes and spectacular wildlife. Chitwan National Park alone hosts more than 700 species of wildlife including leopards and the elusive Bengal tiger. It is also home to an array of cultures united by their close relationship with nature that have remained insulated from much of the socioeconomic development enjoyed in urban regions yet subject to far greater environmental hazards, perpetuating high levels of inequality. Eden began its Nepal Reforestation Project in 2015 to help improve local livelihoods and restore forests in areas of critical importance. The planting sites are located in upland areas on steeper terrain located around Community Forests in the mountainous Nawalparasi District, along lowland alluvial plains in the Jhapa, Rautahat, and Morang Districts, and around Chitwan National Park as a means of developing a buffer zone around this national biodiversity treasure. More Info.
As soon as you make your first purchase, we can start reforesting the planet – making a difference – together!
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