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Poppy Higgins
Poppy Higgins
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N2 is proud to be a partner of One Tree Planted

N2 is proud to be a partner of One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a 501C3 non-profit with a focus on global reforestation.

The importance of trees

In the Northern Hemisphere, whether you are in the city or countryside, it’s impossible not to notice that almost overnight trees have taken on a whole new lease of life. This transformation of fresh leaves and blossom emerging marks the beginning of spring.
Beyond their positive effect on our mood, trees play a vital role in:

  • Filtering the air we breathe.
  • Filtering the water we drink.
  • Providing habitat for 80% of our planet's terrestrial biodiversity.
  • Providing jobs for 1.6 billion people.
  • Containing a key ingredient for 25% of all medicines.
Directly or indirectly, trees play a vital role in our daily lives. We also depend on them for our species and our planet’s survival.

The six pillars of reforestation

These six pillars outlined by One tree Planted explain why trees are important for the environment.

Why we need to plant trees

Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make room for something besides forest. This can include clearing the land for agriculture or grazing, or using the timber for fuel, construction or manufacturing. Some figures on deforestation, according to National Geographic:

  • 2,000 years ago, 80% of Western Europe was forested; today, that figure is down to 34%.
  • From the 1600s to 1870s, 50% of Eastern North America forests were cut down for timber and agriculture.
  • China's forests are down to covering just 20% of its landmass.
  • Much of Earth's farmland was once forests.
Today, the greatest amount of deforestation is occurring in tropical rainforests for logging, cattle ranching, and oil palm and rubber tree plantations.

Why we need to take action on the restoration of our ecosystem

We are all aware of the crucial situation our ecosystem is in, the United Nations has taken action in declaring the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world. This decade, we need to halt the degradation of our ecosystems and also restore them to achieve The Global Goals. One Tree Planted provides an invaluable service in achieving this goal; with support from everyone involved, every tree planted is one step closer to restoring our ecosystems. Reforestation is also a logistically viable, actionable, and affordable solution to counteract climate change.
The UN Decade runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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