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Case study 8 Billion Trees

8 Billion Trees

Trees are the lungs of the earth and the future of our planet depends upon us protecting them. However, they're disappearing at an alarming rate. The world needs to come together to take action.

According to a recent article in the Independent, rainforests are being cut down or burned at a rate of between 30 and 50 football pitches per minute, much of it for logging and creating land for farming and palm-oil plantations.

This, of course, makes our world’s job of reversing global warming increasingly difficult. When you watch, hear or read news about climate change, it’s easy to feel helpless and insignificant – you and I are, after all, only a single person living amongst a planet of billions. But, we can all do our little bit.

There are good people out there running projects to help our planet, and we need to rally behind them. It is for this reason that my family and I have become a partner of 8 Billion Trees. Run by Co-founders Michael Powell and Jon Chambers, 8 Billion Trees is a social enterprise dedicated to combating deforestation around the globe by saving and planting trees.

Through their conservation efforts, 8 Billion Trees is helping save endangered animals like the orangutans in Indonesia, the lemurs in Madagascar, and the sloths in Brazil.

I’m delighted that in forming a funding partnership with 8 Billion Trees, my family and I are helping them plant an extra 500 trees every month and conserving many hundreds more.

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Case study 8 Billion Trees