As a brand that’s deeply conscious of the environment, we recognise that even with the most sustainable supply chains and cleanest formulas, there’s still so much more we can do to help the environment. For this reason, we purposely give back to the world with every order by planting a tree. This helps combat air pollution, global warming, wildlife loss, and injustices in the world such as poverty and deforestation-led starvation. Whenever a customer supports us, each tree we plant helps creating fair-wage employment in small, rural communities across Haiti and Madagscar.
This agroforestry nursery is located in the Belanger community in northern Haiti. Located where the Noir and Massif du Nord Mountain ranges meet the Artibonite Plains of Gonaïves, this region has a dry, neotropical climate with sparse tree cover and rugged topography.
Many forests were initially cleared for logging, grazing, and agriculture during the colonial period, with the intensification of unsustainable charcoal production practices accelerating deforestation in recent years.
The resulting land degradation has had cascading effects on the environment, agricultural productivity, and local livelihoods. Declining soil fertility and topsoil erosion lower farm productivity and can lead to complete farm failure.See Map
This restoration area is located on a lowland mangrove forest along the Akalamboro Estuary surrounding the Akalamboro community in northwest Madagascar. The northern edge of this estuary is part of the Baie de Baly National Park.
Before starting the project, the mangrove forests found in this area were severely impacted by deforestation and forest degradation from charcoal production and wood collection for cooking, construction, and other purposes.
The mangrove forest is unique in that it is a deep-water canal that meets up with an extensive, freshwater river system. This makes it a vital nursery for numerous fish species, abundant Nile crocodile, and multiple bird species, including the endangered Madagascar sacred ibis.See Map
At Our Forest, our mission is to positively impact our Earth’s climate, wildlife, and biodiversity through global reforestation. We strive to make reforestation an intrinsic part of every business. Together we can grow forests and create a better future for everyone.