“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.” ― George Nakashima
“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
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb
Ele4orce draws inspiration and meaning from the forces of nature. We believe we have a responsibility– as much as a debt of gratitude– to where we came from– the earth and its surrounding natural elements that make us up and sustain us.
As inhabitants of earth, we use and harvest resources to eat, to build, to produce goods, and to consume energy. Unfortunately, the result is we inevitably contribute to pollution, burning of fuels, and deforestation that lead to destruction of ecosystems and global warming.
Trees are our best hope in replenishing what we use up.
In line with our brand identity of eco-friendliness and sustainability, we are proud to announce our partnership with One Tree Planted.
For every product you purchase from us, you plant one tree.
Why we should plant more trees
Destruction of tropical forests account for 20% of current greenhouse gas emissions.
We need to increase our efforts in restoring balance because trees have a huge impact in saving the earth.
● Trees fight climate change by absorbing CO2
Emissions are the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.
Trees help reduce global warming by pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it to clean, breathable air.
According to One Tree Planted, trees are powerful carbon filtration systems, with a single tree absorbing up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year!
● Trees protect biodiversity
Forests are home for wildlife. When people cut down trees, it leads to habit loss and subsequently, the extinction of plants and animal species. Right now, 80% of the world’s terrestrial plant and animals that live in forests are losing their habitats to deforestation.
We might not see it but an extinction of a plant or animal causes an imbalance in the ecosystem that has big consequences to us and our children.
● Trees clean the air, promoting good health and comfort
Trees improve air quality.
Trees produce oxygen and absorb air pollutants like ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide.
The leaves in trees also soak up the small particles like dust, pollen, ash, and smoke, improving the respiratory health of the community.
Large tree covers give shade against harmful UV rays and reduces the heat in the surroundings through a process called transpiration cooling.
● Trees protect us from floods
Trees are indispensable in preventing calamitous events like landslides and flooding.
Trees filter rainfall and release them slowly to streams and rivers, neutralizing floods. While the far-reaching roots of trees hold soil in place, preventing erosion. The trees’ roots act like filters and removes pollutants and slow downs water absorption from soil. The more far-reaching the roots are, the more they hold the soil in place, preventing erosion.
Partnering With One Tree Planted
We chose to partner with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing reforestation projects all around the globe– North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.
One Tree Planted plant where trees are needed the most. They carefully select reforestation sites that would best serve the community. From local nurseries, seedlings of indigenous trees are grown before planted and maintained by volunteers and professional forestry agents.
We stand by One Tree Planted’s pledge for sustainability, a cause close to our heart. We believe in their mission to restore balance to deforestation and contribute to earth’s healing.
Each and everyone of our collective effort can lead to a positive impact to our environment. Let us, one by one, let the earth breathe.