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BAOBAB TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE

Plant trees. Lots of trees. Millions. Billions. Especially in the tropics. (GreenWorld)


 

For each of your order  we will donate a Baobab seedling to Green World Kilifi and they will plant it in one of the 9 local schools they’re collaborating with.

 


 

 

Why we decided to plant Baobab trees.

 

Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank—an area larger than South Africa. (National Geographic)

 

We need trees for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they absorb not only the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that human activities emit.

Baobab trees are some of the oldest living species on earth and they play a key role in the Sub-Saharan ecosystem. The African baobab is a remarkable species, is estimated that the trees have more than 300 uses and it can became a major actor in the growth of the local economy.

 

For us Baobab tree is one of the key components in our business model, we use every part of the fruit in our zero waste production process. From the hard shell to the seeds we use this amazing fruit to produce our lampshades, jam, powder and oil and in the near future we will collaborate with local artisans who produce baskets and ropes using the bark of the tree.

 

Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, and the entire species is under threat due to urban expansion and the perception of low value that the modern economy has placed on it. It’s crucial then to be part of this tree planting initiative and engage local communities and schools in the conservation and propagation of this incredible tree.

 

We decided to collaborate with Green World Campaign for the key role that they’ve undertaken in the conservation and propagation of tropical forest and for the great impact that they have on the local communities here in Kenya.

 

To find out more about what Green World is doing, head over to their website:  www.greenworld.org