GIVING BACK IN 2021
Thanks to your orders, we were able to donate to two incredible charitable organisations as part of the 1% back to the earth initiative in 2021.
Cool Earth is a UK-based international NGO that protects endangered rainforest in order to combat global warming, protect ecosystems and to provide employment for local people. From the Cool Earth mission statement:
"Indigenous peoples and local communities have lived in balance with rainforest for thousands of years and are the real rainforest experts.
People who face extreme injustice whilst living on the front line of the climate crisis.
We champion the relationship between people, rainforest and climate.
Cool Earth exists to give cash direct to rainforest communities, to fund projects that create choice, tackle the root causes of deforestation and protect vital carbon sinks.
This is our mission. To back people, to protect the rainforest and fight the climate crisis."
Tree Sisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone's hands, with a focus on supporting and inspiring the global sisterhood to take ownership of a shared mission, co-creating solutions locally and globally, with a focus on funding tropical reforestation as our fastest path to climate repair. From their mission statement and vision :
"We fund a diverse portfolio of tropical reforestation projects that are ethical, community-led, expand natural forest cover and aim to avoid further deforestation. Our projects support local communities and improve livelihoods, protect critically endangered species, and focus on gender parity and the participation of women. They are a direct and measurable way to restore the web of life and mitigate climate change. We are actively encouraging the cultural shift required to grow from a consumer to a restorative culture. We encourage feminine leadership by providing resources, experiences and communities that inspire personal and collective action on behalf of the trees."
Thank you for making these donations possible! These donations help support communities on the front line of the climate crisis, on top of that we have been able to plant at least 100 trees this year. Shopping small makes a big difference, so in a world where we can shop anywhere, let's shop small!