We Plant Trees.
The Furzy is proud to collaborate with One Tree Planted to support in the reforestation of environments in Australia and around the world.
For every Furzy sold, our donation ensures that one tree is planted every time.
Since 2014, One Tree Planted have doubled the amount of trees they planted year on year - a phenomenal effort. In addition to planting in Australia, their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and experts to create a impact for nature, people and wildlife.
In 2019 alone, 4 million trees were planted as a result of donations - a HUGE effort!
Why Plant in Australia?
Australia experienced one of the largest natural disasters in its recent history. The most recent fire season has brought about incredible destruction as wildfires have spread across every Australian state, burning up nearly 6 million hectares of bushland.
One aspect of the bushfires that caused it to gain world-wide attention was the impact on wildlife - there are estimates of as many as 480 million animals being killed in the fires.
Reforestation has a number of benefits as outlined in the following section - a HUGE focus for us is creating new homes for our wildlife. In 2021, One Tree Planted are estimating that new funds will assist in the restoration of over 6 million trees.
Trees are like the vacuums of our planet. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks, absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide and reducing the effects of climate change.
Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful waterslide erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding.
A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. Depending on the kind of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat. Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.
At the end of each and every three month period, we tally the amount of Furzy items sold. One tree is planted for every single Furzy sold, given directly to One Tree Planted. As we are sent progress updates, we will be updating you all through our various Social Media channels.
If you would like to go the extra mile, and wish to donate directly to One Tree Planted, you can do so by clicking the image below.
To further lessen our environmental footprint, every Furzy is sent using noissue compostable mailers.
This 100% Compostable Mailer is a great step towards sustainable packaging, and can be composted both at home and commercially. They also look awesome.