The first quarter of 2020 certainly wasn’t the easiest time for any business, but despite the challenges we’re delighted to announce we’re now up to a total of 37,950 trees planted!
One Brush = One Tree Mission Update: 37,950 Trees Planted
As we always have since the first days of BAMWOO, we plant one tree for every single toothbrush (or toothbrush holder, gift card, sunglasses, etc) that we sell - this is our One Brush = One Tree Mission. Despite the slowing down of business and production during the 2020 global Corona crisis, we are so happy to have been able to plant 37,950 trees around the world.
That also means 380 days of paid employment to plant them all, supporting vulnerable communities in developing countries - our eternal thanks to all of you who make this possible!
Why Plant Trees? Why Is Reforestation So Important?
We started BAMWOO with a mission to make the world a better place, and that goes far beyond just reducing plastic waste. Planting trees benefits the planet in so many ways: not just the obvious CO² absorption which is one of our greatest tools to combat challenge, but also the direct impact on the actual land.
Reforestation stabilises soil, provides better conditions for agriculture, and provides essential resources and livelihoods for people around the world. In Indonesia the trees we plant act as buffers against natural disasters like tsunamis. At the sites we work with in Nepal, the locals report that since the reforestation work rain patterns become more beneficial, less people get sick, and even elephants return!
And of course the actual tree planting work provides stable paid employment in these vulnerable communities.
Take A Walk Through A Reforestation Site In Nepal
Welcome to the Jhapa region of Nepal! This site is location in flood plains below the mighty Himalaya mountains, near the villages of Laxmi Sthan and Rajgadh, and close to Nepal's border with India and Bangladesh.
The trees planted at this site include teak, sisal, acacia, chekrasi and kadam.
Take a look around - use your cursor to control the viewpoint!