In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we will be increasing our regular tree planting efforts. For every invoice we generate in the week leading up to Earth Day, we will double our efforts and plant two trees.
Our commitment to the environment is not something we think about as Earth Day approaches and then forget for another year. Since 2009, we have planted one tree to represent every invoice we generate. Every time you order printing, we plant a tree. We have an ongoing partnership with Trees for the Future to plant and restore trees in the areas of the world with the greatest need. You can see our history of donations on our website.
Trees are such a simple – and beautiful – way to help our planet and combat the effects of greenhouse gases. A tree can absorb 48 lbs of carbon dioxide each year. According to Arbor Environmental Alliance , “An acre of trees absorbs enough CO2 over one year to equal the amount produced by driving a car 26,000 miles.” Trees also filter pollutants from the air, recharge groundwater and prevent runoff, and create lower temperatures in the area surrounding them.
Trees for the Future has developed the Forest Garden program to plant trees and crops that help people in developing nations. “Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.”
As we celebrate Earth Day this year, we are thankful for the efforts that so many individuals and companies are making to reduce the impact of our society on the environment. We believe that we can make positive changes to help our planet if we keep working together.