Over 200 million roses are purchased for Valentines Day every year, with an average life span of 4 short days. With 6 billion people on earth and only 3 trillion trees, this leaves us with 500 trees per person, not even close to the 1,102 trees per person to offset their the carbon footprint annually.
To offset the carbon of an average person on earth would take 1,102 trees. Currently we have 3 trillion trees on earth and 6 billion people, which means we only have around 500 trees per person. This campaign has been setup around one of the biggest days for the sale of cut roses that last around 4 days in the aim to create awareness and funds to plant more trees to reach the 1,102 trees needed per person.
Every year on Valentines Day an estimated 2 Million roses are bought for our loved ones world wide. This year, instead of buying a rose with an average lifespan of 4 days, offset your Valentines carbon footprint and buy a tree that offsets about 40lbs of Carbon a year and it lasts a life time!
Our long-term impact will be locally determined. We have a number of success stories already. Here are some of them: Between 2010-12 we built over 150 energy efficient cooking stoves in Latin America reducing wood burning by up to 50%. Created a carbon neutral base in the Seychelles, reducing CO2 emissions by 8000kg/year. Constructed recycling centers in Mexico and Fiji. Added over 1 million liters of drinking water to 10 communities in Fiji by installing rainwater harvesting systems.
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