Every sushi wrap you buy we donate eight pence to Eden Reforestation Project, who reduce extreme poverty and restores healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique and Kenya. By employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year, benefits can be felt in the community and in the environment. The destruction of healthy forest systems contributes to a multitude of different problems. Trees offer benefits such as a habitat for animals, purification of water sources, flood water and soil erosion management and aiding in replenishing the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When a farmer’s crops fail, and their farm is no longer a viable source of income, nor can it support their family, they often have no option but to relocate. This means moving into overcrowded cities looking for work, and unfortunately many are forced to resort to selling themselves, or their family, into slavery just to survive.
The work done by Eden Reforestation Project goes far beyond trees being purely the “carbon sink” they are often promoted as. As a start, Eden Reforestation Project begin by hiring locals to plant trees. This offers them the chance at a decent income and the opportunity to provide for their families. As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge and all the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear.
As of January 2020, our brilliant customers have helped to plant 222,657 trees, with 2,227 days (just over 6 years!) of employment for the local communities. We are still blown away by these numbers and are so excited to continue to support Eden Reforestation Project and their great work.