Let's Cool Our Planet Together
Our planet has given us so much. Now let’s give something back. We’re excited to announce we’re teaming up with WeForest to support their incredible mission to plant as many trees as possible along the equator – and here’s how you can help.
Every time you refer a friend to allplants, you will also be planting and growing a tree with WeForest. Not only will you and a friend get delicious, free plant-based eats (worth £20 each), but you’ll be doing your bit to restore the most vital forest land on the planet. Just another little way we’re working together to make it easier than ever to eat better for people and planet.
Well, we all know climate change is bad news. Global temperatures are rising, affecting everything from the weather to human health. We need to act now to remove the excess carbon from our atmosphere.
A lot of what we hear is you have to STOP doing this or STOP eating that. It turns out that like eating more plants there are other positive things we can DO MORE to help save our planet. Growing trees – particularly around the equator – is top of the list to fighting climate change. Here’s why:
1. More trees 🌳 = more clouds ☁ = cooler planet 🌏
Trees absorb water from the soil, which turns into vapour, naturally rising and condensing into clouds. And clouds? They rock! They’re the perfect bright white (and fluffy) protective shield that reflects many of the sun’s rays back into space. Think of it like a massive parasol providing shade for our whole planet 🏖️
2. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) 🌲🌲🌲
Forests are the lungs of our planet, sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere and turning it into oxygen, while fixing the carbon into the trees and soil. Now you know why a walk in the forest is so refreshing.
3. Some trees are cooler than others 😎
Forest types matter when it comes to cooling the planet. Reforestation of evergreen broadleaf forest 🍃 in the tropics (around the equatorial belt) has the highest cooling impact (because the equator is where we experience the highest heat and sunshine all year round!). Whereas applying the same efforts to reforesting conifer forests 🌲 at mid-to-high latitudes had the lowest cooling effect (because it’s already comparatively cool in Europe and North America!).
Forest growth is one of the most cost-effective solutions to the climate challenge our planet faces today. Let’s cool our planet together.
Why plant with WeForest?
In order to plant trees, we’re excited to have partnered with WeForest, a not-for-profit that supports smallholder farmers and communities living close to the equator to reverse deforestation. By working with WeForest, we have the chance to provide the resources and knowledge to identify the best trees for each community’s region and needs (like timber trees or fruit trees).
Working together, and focusing on crop-yielding trees, means these forests will be protected, valued and nurtured - as opposed to grown and chopped down a few years later. We need these forests to last if we’re going to to make earth cooler together. The benefits of supporting tree planting projects are endless. As well as the positive impact on the climate, atmosphere and ecosystems, tree planting also has a number of human benefits – engaging communities, empowering women and improving livelihoods. You can find out more about their work and approach here.
Let’s cool our planet together
Every time you refer a friend to allplants, you’ll also be growing a tree. It’s as simple as that. Three steps to start growing trees:
- Step 1: Refer your friends to allplants, treating them to £20 off their first taste
- Step 2: As a massive thank you, we’ll give you £20 off your next box too
- Step 3: Your first tree will be planted and growing 🌳
by Ellie Harrison
Ellie heads up all-things sustainability, making sure everything we do is as conscious as possible. She couldn’t live without volleyball, killer whales and porridge… though hopefully not at the same time.