High Camp is proudly launching a partnership with Eco Drive November 1, 2021, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of our company.
For every item purchased we will work to offset the carbon footprint generated from our shipping process by planting Mangrove trees in Madagascar.
Mangrove trees are one of the most effective and economic methods of offsetting carbon emissions, absorbing 680 pounds of carbon dioxide over their lifetime. As well as benefiting the earth, our partnership will create employment for local villagers in Madagascar.
Why Mangrove trees?
Mangroves are the most efficient, and thus cost-effective, in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. The type of mangrove we are planting is more tolerant of flooding and complete inundation than other mangrove species which makes it hearty and investable. Mangroves store the bulk of sequestered carbon in their dead roots and in the soil rather than in their live roots which allows them to quickly accumulate and store carbon. Additionally, Mangroves are the only tree species that can thrive in saltwater along the world’s coastlines.
Deforestation has long been an issue for Madagascar due to the region being home to a denser and more impoverished population, and wood being prioritized as lumber for structures. This project supplies long-term employment and livelihood improvements to local communities while protecting the vital biodiversity that relies on Mangrove forests to survive. By focusing on this region and planting Mangrove trees, we’re targeting the most vulnerable areas that can have the greatest impact.
The number of trees planted per order is dependent on the distance a package is traveling and the weight of the package in order to offset the emissions. We are happy to provide quarterly updates and photos if you wish to see them, just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to share more information.
Thank you for your business and for helping us to do our part in caring for our planet earth.
With love from High Camp