At Xplora, our vision is to enable children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change in the world. As you may know, we’ve partnered with One Tree Planted to plant trees! One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.
As part of this partnership, we conducted a campaign during July and August to plant a tree for each smartwatch sold. We are very proud to announce that together with One Tree Planted, we are planting 31,743 trees in British Columbia!!!
This is enough to cover approximately 150,000 square meters of forest and is equivalent to 37 acres or 21 standard size professional football fields!
British Columbia is Canada’s most ecologically diverse province. It has the country’s only temperate desert, near Osoyoos in the far south, and North America’s wettest weather station, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It has temperate rainforests, dry pine forests, boreal forests, alpine tundra, grasslands and more. More than 1,100 species of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians and reptiles live in B.C., some found nowhere else in Canada.
In summer 2017, British Columbia experienced the worst wildfire season in its history. It was unprecedented in the amount of land burned (over 1.2 million hectares), the total cost of fire suppression (over $568 million), and the number of people displaced (roughly 65,000 evacuated). Recovering from such significant wildfire damage will take careful forest management. Planting trees here will effectively help to get B.C's trees back to health again.
Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide tremendous social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.
So, we want to say a sincere heartfelt THANK YOU for helping us to create so much positive change in the environment by purchasing our products and contributing to the maintenance of our world’s delicate ecosystem.
Together, we can do more! Stay tuned to see how our future projects will contribute to helping children to make a positive change in the world.