Trees For Christmas

December 8th 2021 Our news
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By Oliver Hopkins
Marketing Assistant

We thought we would celebrate the festive period, whilst doing some good, by planting a tree for every Christmas eCard we send. Yes, that’s right, it's 'Trees for Christmas' this year!

Through our new partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, Caburn Hope is supporting the sustainable planting, growth and protection of mangrove trees at sites in Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal and Nicaragua whilst creating livelihoods for millions of people living in extreme poverty by empowering them to restore and protect these forests.

Our mission with your support was to directly plant 3,000 trees in 2021 with Eden Reforestation Projects.

We are delighted to announce we more than doubled our target - planting 8,000 in total. 

Here's how we got there...

Webinar Attendee Total 

5,700 Trees

For every webinar attendee Eden Reforestation Projects will plant 60 trees with our donation.

New Clients

600 Trees

Throughout 2021 we were delighted to be partnering with even more amazing clients including Amazon, eBay, Aveva, BP, Rolls Royce and Mars. 

Fundraiser Events 

1,700 Trees

Funds raised from internal events throughout the year and our 'Trees for Christmas' email campaign.

More than doubling our target is a huge success and shows what we can achieve with our amazing team of employees, business peers and partners. To put things into perspective, according to Veissman's Statistic table, the average UK person's annual carbon footprint is around 825 trees. This would mean our 8,000 trees offsets nearly 10 people. 

On a size scale, the 8,000 trees we contributed are equivalent to 26 and a half football pitches filled with trees! If you are intrigued, here's what a stadium full of trees looks like.

However, it's not just about offsetting our carbon footprint, it's also about directly changing people’s lives for the better. Alleviating extreme poverty, empowering people to work with nature whilst earning a fair and sustainable income.

RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS

As well as our success at Caburn Hope, our partner Eden Reforestation Projects have had a record-breaking year despite the continued challenges brought on by COVID-19. At the end of this year, they will have produced, planted, and protected over 280 Million trees. All of this would not have been possible without donors, business partners and grants supporting their fantastic work.

As 2021 draws to a close, Eden Reforestation Projects are hard at work preparing to grow their operations even more in the nations where they work and opening new projects in five nations in 2022. Scaling their existing operations and adding new projects means they will be employing thousands more community members as they aim to plant a minimum of 500 million trees next year.

Please visit their website for more information 

Next year we will be raising our target once more to support Eden Reforestation Projects in achieving their goal. A HUGE thank you to all who supported us in making our first year in partnership with this amazing Charity a success. 

If you would like to know more, please visit our partnership page below.