One Tree Planted – Szelma

Szelma

One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization that cares about our planet.
All over the world, it organizes the planting of trees to restore the natural state of the environment and biodiversity. It also raises awareness of the importance of trees, offers companies like us simple solutions to sustainable development and encourages younger generations to take actions that have a positive impact on the environment.

For each product sold, Szelma plants 1 new tree!

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Mission

The mission of One Tree Planted is to make caring for the environment as easy as possible for everyone by planting trees.
Their project covers the entire planet and is implemented in cooperation with local communities and experts so that nature, people and wildlife receive real
support and benefits. Reforestation takes place, inter alia ,
in areas where forests have been consumed by fires and floods,
provides jobs for local communities and rebuilds local ones
diversity. Many projects have overlapping goals in creating
a combination of benefits that contribute to the achievement of UN goals
on sustainable development.

We support forest restoration in Tanzania

From 2001 to 2017, Tanzania lost 2.19 million hectares of forest. Deforestation in the mountains of East Africa is associated with lower rainfall and higher temperatures. Spontaneous fires occur more frequently and accelerate forest destruction. As there are fewer trees to store rainwater, the annual air humidity in the mountains is believed to have decreased by 25%.

Most of the population in these mountainous areas live and work on small farms. They will be hit first and hardest by the effects of climate catastrophes such as floods and fires.
Through this project, we are working with local communities and providing them with support through education, tools and economic incentives to protect their future and save the region's extraordinary mountain ecosystem.

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TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program)

TIST supports Small Farmer Groups from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and India (we chose Tanzania) to combat the damage caused by massive logging, poverty and drought.
Farmers organize themselves in Small Groups of 6-12 people, and those in clusters of 20-70 Small Groups. Clusters meet monthly to identify challenges related to agriculture, HIV / AIDS, nutrition and fuel supply, and to discuss the topic of forest restoration. As TIST grows into more groups and places, it will provide more trees, more biodiversity, more positive effects on climate change, and more work for people.

The trees that are planted by TIST provide food, animal food, fruit, fuel, building materials, and shade. They also absorb carbon dioxide during growth, this reduces the excess carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere that affects climate change. Shade and water retention reduce soil temperature, improve soil moisture, irrigation and crop quality.

Farmers choose what species of trees they plant. The most popular are:
Mijohoro, Luciner, Mikalatusi, Eucalyptus, Milonga, Mimelea, Casuarina, Mti kunuka, Gravellia and Mikorokapasi.

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