“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”— Kahlil Gibran
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”― Chris Maser
We all have a carbon footprint, and at MIKA & MILO we are determined to offset ours.
This year we have teamed by with the International Tree Foundation to plant lots and lots and lots of trees.
Our tall wooded friends are not only majestic, but they also absorb the carbon dioxide which is responsible for warming up our planet.
Sadly, 10 of the hottest years on record have all taken place this century: climate change is no longer some distant existential threat. It's happening right here, right now.
One need only look to the wildfires which swept across the world last summer to see what a rapidly warming world looks like.
International Tree Foundation
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”― Chinese proverb
The International Tree Foundation has been inspiring communities to plant trees and restore forests to benefit people and planet since it was founded over 100 hundred years ago.
Today, they plant trees across the globe with a particular focus on Africa and the UK. Last year alone:
- They planted over 800,00 wonderful trees.
- More than 40,000 young people learned about our environment and conservation through its efforts.
- Nearly 400 crucial hectares of forest were conserved or restored.
- Over 4,500 participants increased their household income through its projects.
- 12 of its projects increased vital biodiversity.
- Over 2,000 hardworking smallholder farmers increased their yield.
- Nearly 90 community organisations increased forestry and agroforestry capacity
I think that we can call agree that their efforts are very impressive indeed. Plus, did you know that one mature tree provides enough oxygen for 10 people to breathe? They don't just help to keep our planet cool, but they also help us to say alive too!
At MIKA & MILO, we just love trees! They are SO beautiful and wise. Also, did you know that Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. And, as the writer Matt Higg points out, "it is also 75 per cent forest." He believes that these "these facts are related.” And, you know what, we think that he's right!
In the words of the writer Herman Hesse: "Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”