Seeds of Love: Why We Partner With One Tree Planted
January 16, 2021
We may love comfort and style here at Sozy but we also recognize that with that pleasure comes privilege and it's our responsibility to give something back to the planet we take from. We are proud to partner with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization committed to tackling deforestation.
Trees are the life-source and the lungs of our planet. They keep the air clean here on earth, forests provide habitats for a staggering 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity, and trees even help to filter the water we drink. Nature helps us in so many ways and we deeply believe in the importance of planting trees around the world to help combat the problems of deforestation.
What is Deforestation and its Effects?
Around 30% of the planet is covered with forest but this percentage is rapidly dropping due to devastating bushfires, the impact of climate change, growing agriculture, big businesses, and illegal logging, and urbanization. Around the world, healthy forests are cut down at an alarming rate to support our modern lifestyle.
The Amazon rainforest in Latin America has lost a whopping 17% as trees are cut down to make way for cattle ranches and soy production plants. The same is happening in Indonesia and Malaysia as areas are chopped for palm oil.
In 2019, the tropics were said to have lost the equivalent of thirty times the space of a football field every second. Then of course, in North America you have the growth of infrastructure and the bushfires equally wreaking havoc on the natural world. We have to make up for this loss.