One Tribe Tree Protection
We protect 5 trees with every sale made.
Neighbourhood Botanicals and One Tribe are working together to protect rainforest with every purchase you make.
When you make a purchase from us you automatically save trees in the rainforest and help improve the carbon footprint of your purchase.
Rainforests are the lungs of the planet. Stopping deforestation is the natural climate solution to help prevent climate change.
Tropical deforestation is a significant contributor of climate change-causing greenhouse gases, studies indicating it accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year.
That’s about the same as every car, truck, bus, plane, ship and train on the planet combined!
Nearly 70,000 acres of tropical forest are lost every day, but if we prevent deforestation, all that carbon remains safely stored away in the forests.
Protecting forests is essential to combat both the climate crisis, and the parallel biodiversity crisis. We rely on forests for a huge range of ecosystem services, some of which we don’t even recognise until the forest is gone.
Furthermore, the intrinsic benefits of forests is invaluable, hosting innumerable unique species that will go extinct without forests.
Learn more about One Tribe's projects here.
How does it work?
Every month One Tribe collects payments from us depending on our number of orders. One Tribe then makes payments to the forest protection projects via their conservation partners.
These funds are distributed to the relevant conservation teams to continue the protection of threatened rainforests.
Neighbourhood Botanicals is participating in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change to adopt the UN Sustainability Goals. Working together as one tribe to help fight climate change together.
View our One Tribe impact page here.
Why not just plant tress?
Think of a newly planted tree like a child. It has the potential to help stop climate change once it grows up and matures, but that takes decades. And in the meantime, there’s a lot working against it.
Young trees are small, which means they can’t hold much carbon, even combined with thousands of other small trees. It takes newly planted trees at least 10 years to reach their maximum carbon sequestration rate—the point at which they can absorb the most tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
Young trees are weak, putting them at higher risk of dying from storms, pests, or other stresses. If that happens, its future climate benefits just disappear. As well, newly planted trees can’t support biodiversity, endangered species, or wildlife habitats.
Whereas an existing forest is already full of strong, old trees that can sequester much more carbon, all the care they need is to be protected from being cut down.