Making A Difference: How Buying Our Cards Supports Global Reforestation Project, Ecologi
Did you know, that when you buy one of our beautiful cards, you are contributing towards a better environment in a huge way! It’s not just because seed card is ex-tree-mely eco-friendly and biodegradable either (did you see what we did there?!); it goes way further than that. Let us explain!
1 Card = 1 Tree Planted
Yes, it’s just as great as it’s sounds! Every time you buy from The Seed Card Company, we plant one whole tree in our forests in Madagascar, completely free, on your behalf. How? Well, we’ve teamed up with global reforestation project, Ecologi to make this happen (and help us with all the planting!). This not only offsets any delivery carbon, but it also makes a large impact when it comes to rebuilding natural habitats and creates jobs for local communities who plant and maintain these new forests all over the world! We think that’s pretty awesome. Every time you buy from us, you are supporting Ecologi and helping to tackle the climate crisis we’re facing, bringing us a step closer to that all important net-zero target.
Why Your Support Is Important
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that our collective home is in the process of being turned completely upside down, which is already leading to many problems here on Earth. Unfortunately, our incredible planet can’t save itself – it’s up to us. It has been proven that much of the damage we have caused can be reversed and prevented in the future, but only if we act now.
Reducing our carbon footprint is entirely necessary, but the transition of change is far slower than the time we have remaining. Although every little helps, it’s time that we started to think big. If we support the climate solutions that are out there right now, it will significantly change the course we’re on, undoing 30 years of carbon damage by avoiding 1,500 billion tonnes of CO2. Supporting eco-friendly businesses and reforestation projects, like Ecologi can really make a big impact. This is our opportunity; the climate needs us to act now.
Who are Ecologi?
Ecologi is an organisation that partners with climate projects all over the world to offset carbon emissions and, of course, plant trees. Anyone can use it, you just have to subscribe for a small monthly fee! That money goes straight towards various emission-reducing projects in places like Madagascar, Malawi, India and Kenya. Each project has been independently certified by environmental integrity body, Gold Standard.
To put things into perspective, about £5 a month will offset the average carbon footprint (a whopping 22 tonnes) and plants twelve real trees. You can then watch them grow in your digital forest!
Here’s some food for thought; if just 1% of the world’s population subscribed to Ecologi, the company could plant 900 million trees every month, creating employment for local families, restoring wildlife habitats and sequestering billions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. The Ecologi concept is simple: compensate your carbon footprint, fund climate projects, set yourself some eco goals in the process and capture all of your progress on your profile!
Making an Impact
Now, you can see why we’re such big fans of global reforestation project, Ecologi! They’re the perfect partners to help make the world a greener place. Alongside the Ecologi project, we’re contributing to the eco-lifestyle in other ways. We’re a plastic-free company, hooray! With over 5 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our oceans, it’s important that we don’t increase the number. It’s incredibly difficult to fish all of that plastic out from open ocean water. So, we’re making a difference through eco-conscious design.
You’ll never see our cards wrapped in those cellophane pouches, or any plastic packaging upon delivery, for that matter. All of our packaging is made from recycled post-consumer waste. Our packaging isn’t the only thing made like this; our seed cards are too! This means that no new trees are ever harmed in the making of our cards and they will naturally break down, without leaving any nasties behind. This makes such a difference when it comes to tackling the global crises we are facing. Sounds good, hey?
Get in Touch
There’s nothing we love more than talking to our wonderful customers. If you’d like a little more information on our eco-friendly greeting cards, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with our friendly team here or alternatively, you can visit our Instagram and say hello!