I’m so excited to share with you all my partnership with an organized called One Tree Planted! Starting today, May 15th, 2018, every sale made through Just Jurf will be turned into one tree planted.
The sale can be anything from save the dates to invitations and reception stationery (sample kits are not included). That means that throughout your wedding process, you could theoretically plant 3-4 trees! That may not sound like a whole lot but if every person did this, we could make a big difference!
This has been something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I started my business in 2013. I was always conscious about being a green company and using materials that were properly sourced. Using recycled paper for my invitations and envelopes just wasn’t enough. I wasn’t sure where to start when I recently stumbled upon the organization, One Tree Planted.
All sourced from One Tree Planted’s website.
Every 2 seconds, man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field.
Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change.
Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to move extreme temperature swings that can be harmful to plants and animals.
80,000 acres of forests disappear from Earth every day!
Trees play an important role in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without the plants, the climate may become dryer.
4/10 trees get chopped down and are processed into pulp for making paper products such as tissue paper, toothpaste, magazines and more…
70% of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.
The world’s rainforests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.
More facts can be found on their website.
As I’m diving more and more into learning about the environmental impacts of my stationery business, I will be making small changes in my packaging and products to ensure social responsibility while still providing an exceptional product.