Decades of irresponsible deforestation, haphazard development, uncontrolled use of plastic, and lack of proper waste management have resulted in alarming levels of environmental degradation. The road to tackling climate change and restoring the planet’s ecological balance is a long and challenging one. Implementing sustainable damage control measures is anything but easy.
How often have you thought about the sorry state of our planet and wondered how you could help change things? You may deliberate about this frequently. And then, brush aside this thought thinking how your efforts would be too insignificant to make an impact. Plus, with busy routines, it is not always easy to take a moment to think about our actions and our collective impact.
But, we have to start somewhere, right?
That’s why UppWell and Eden Reforestation Projects have teamed up to achieve their common goal of tackling climate change. As a part of this collaboration, Eden Reforestation will plant a tree with every UppWell eco-friendly product that you purchase. The partnership aims at creating a positive impact on community development and reforestation through their collective work.
UppWell is an e-commerce venture selling eco-friendly products in the online marketplace. The mission of the brand is to reduce the use of unnecessary plastic from day-to-day life. They do this by encouraging people to make small changes in their lifestyle and switch to sustainable and convenient products. Their premium quality products come packed in packaging that is 100% recyclable.
Eden Reforestation Projects is a California-based non- profit organization. They implement cost-effective environment restoration projects across the globe. Their holistic approach to reforestation and ecological restoration involves hiring impoverished villagers to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native trees. Their unique methodology provides a common and sustainable solution for two major problems – poverty and loss of forest cover.
The partnership between UppWell and Eden Reforestation Projects serves multiple purposes. It makes it easier for busy people like us to contribute to this fight against problems plaguing our planet with the click of a button. When you order a product from UppWell, you essentially do the following-
- You reduce your carbon footprint by minimizing the amount of plastic waste
- You save money spent on single-use products that ultimately end up in landfills
- You encourage others to ditch plastic by embracing the use of sustainable products
- You indirectly plant and care to maturity a native tree to help restore the forest cover
- You help employ a poverty-ridden villager somewhere in the remote part of the world
According to Michelle Kanfer, Founder of UppWell, this partnership is a small step in restoring the balance of the planet. It is not just a tree, but a long-term investment to create impact. “While it may start with a reusable or sustainable product purchase, together with Eden Reforestation, the partnership can do more than simply plant trees. Reforestation leads to building entire forests, providing food, shade, shelter and ultimately a sustainable economy for impoverished communities. Your dollar goes a long way when you purchase our sustainable products,” she says, talking about the benefits of this partnership.
What Michelle says is true indeed – a tree is never just a tree. Beyond the obvious contribution of increasing oxygen levels in the air, planting a tree has so many other uses when it comes to fighting climate change. Sustainable wooden products, for example. They help in making the switch to an eco-friendly routine effortless and classy as they perfectly blend in with all types of decors. These furniture and décor pieces manufactured from sustainable woods like Acacia wood help in reducing your negative environmental impact while maintaining the tasteful look of your house. Acacia trees grow extremely fast and help maintain the balance of tropical ecosystems by providing good rainfall around the year.
Bamboo is another example of how one single plantation can aid in maintaining the balance of our eco-systems in multiple ways. Planting and growing bamboo does not require any pesticides, thus reducing chemical pollution and loss of fertility of the surrounding soil. Plus, it is a grass that grows very fast while consuming very less water. So, bamboo is the ideal option to be used as a raw material in the production of eco-friendly products because it can be replenished fast. UppWell’s reusable makeup remover pads for example, use super-soft bamboo rounds and are a perfect replacement for disposable cotton pads that end up in landfills.
Ultimately, living a sustainable lifestyle does not mean giving up on the luxuries of life. It means using resources wisely and finding eco-friendly alternatives to unnecessary waste. Educating yourself about ways to reduce carbon footprint is a great place to start.
There are many small changes we can implement in our day-to-day lives that will go a long way in reducing our carbon footprint. Thanks to the partnership, switching to UppWell eco-friendly products will not only promote a sustainable lifestyle but also help combat poverty and deforestation.