Gallerix supports the organization Eden Reforestation Project (formerly OneTreePlanted) which plants new trees around the world in countries that Madagascar, Kenya, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil and Nepal. For every tree used in our production, we plant two new ones. In this way, we ensure sustainable production and that our planet and our ecosystems can function both today and in the future.
Our latest donation to the Eden Reforestation Project gives the organization the opportunity to plant approximately 6,600 new tree seedlings. We have chosen to donate to tree replanting projects in Brazil.
Eden Reforestation Project
Planting trees in Brazil
The growth of the agricultural industry is the main cause of deforestation in Brazil. Intensive farming techniques are rapidly degrading the soil, escalating greenhouse gas emissions and threatening the protection of traditional groups, indigenous peoples and Quilombola communities. By reforesting land areas in the Amazon, Cerrado and along the coast, we are helping to restore ecosystems while creating economic opportunities for surrounding communities.
Why are trees important for the environment?
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat for over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all pharmaceuticals. Have you ever taken an aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree.
Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act as filters, removing pollutants and slowing the absorption of water into the soil. This process prevents harmful erosion of water slides and reduces the risk of oversaturation and flooding. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a mature evergreen tree can capture more than 15,000 liters of water each year.
A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insects, fungi, moss, mammals and plants. Depending on the type of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitats. Without trees, forest animals would have nowhere to call home.
Trees help cool the planet by absorbing and storing harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in their trunks, branches and leaves - and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. In cities, trees can lower the ambient temperature by up to 8° Celsius. With more than 50% of the world's population living in cities – a number expected to rise to 66% by the year 2050 – pollution and overheating are becoming real threats. Fortunately, a mature tree can absorb an average of 22lbs of carbon dioxide per year, making cities a healthier and safer place to live.