IN 2020, WE'RE PLANTING 500,000 TREES TO FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.
The world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a particularly devastating scale in West Africa.
Once the home to wildlife with the likes of chimpanzees, leopards, and elephants, forests are being destroyed for the cultivation of cocoa by big industrial players.
DID YOU KNOW....
Deforestation in Africa is happening
4x faster than the global rate,
resulting in an average loss of
approx. 40,000 square kilometers per year.
Approximately 28,000 plant and animal species are expected to become extinct
in the next 25 years due to deforestation.
The world’s biggest producer of cocoa, the Côte d’Ivoire, lost 85% of its forests between 1990 and 2015 due to the global demand for chocolate.
AT THE CURRENT RATE OF DEFORESTATION,
BY 2110, OUR FORESTS WILL BE GONE.
And cocoa farming is a big part of this problem.
THIS IS WHY:
we are working with cocoa farmers in northern Cameroon to plant 500,000 trees,
in partnership with Trees for the Future.
HOW YOU'RE HELPING
In addition to the ecological and environmental benefits, planting trees provides benefits to the local communities and cocoa farmers. This has an impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition away from unsustainable farming techniques.
Your tree will absorb an average of
22kg carbon dioxide a year,
equivalent to almost
2 tonnes of CO2
over a lifetime!
YOUR TREE CAN...
Help prevent water pollution
Prevent soil erosion (inducing landslides damaging local houses and farms)
Save water as its shade slows water evaporation.