A few days ago, I received an email from Hien from 8billiontrees.com with news regarding their carbon footprint calculator launch.
At the moment, we are promoting a special awareness campaign. For every person that uses the calculator, we will plant 1 fresh seedling from our Amazon nursery in their name. Why? Because we believe only together can we make the powerful change that our planet and animals so desperately need!
This is a fantastic idea! I cannot resist it, and I had to share it with you!
Who is behind 8billiontrees.com ?
The co founders are Michael Powell and Jon Chambers. They were inspired by activism groups but saw the opportunity to do something even bigger: plant and save 8 billion trees. Taking their passion and channelling it into a cause for the greater good, 8 Billion Trees was born on November 10th, 2018.
The whole team is based in Las Vegas and in other locations where the trees are planted. Meet them, click here!
I find it great when I discovered that 8 Billion Trees is a company defined as a social enterprise and not a charity.
What does this mean? Simply put, 100% of profits are re-invested and used to further the company’s mission of planting 8 billion trees around the globe. Here the fully article explaining the choice, and I have to admit I agree with them. We did the same choice for Slow Lake Como.
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Sara – tourism sector consultant