Today for #GivingTuesday we donated to Trees for the Future to plant 🌲 3,000 more trees 🌲
That bumps our total trees planted count to over 300,000! Whoa!
What started 3 years ago as an idea to create eco friendly products and plant 10 trees for every product sold has turned into a legit force of good for the Earth.
It's been really cool to connect with so many positive people and organizations these last few years, and we absolutely LOVE seeing reviews from customers saying how excited they are to help plant trees.
Our long term goal is to plant millions of trees all over Earth, in more countries, while creating more clothing and accessories with a foundation of eco friendliness.
Thank you to anyone who ever liked our social media accounts and posts, purchased a product, told a friend, or shared our story online. YOU'RE THE BEST!
So cheers to 300,000 trees planted, and cheers to an optimistic future where more brands jump on board the Give Back train and work towards making a positive impact on our planet.
For more info about our tree planting partners and where we plant, check out our Tree Map.
#GivingTuesday is a day of giving celebrated globally, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. To learn more, head to www.givingtuesday.org.
Let’s start things off with a small bit of advice. Start using your travel journal before your trip.
Seriously, you’ll realise how important it is, when you are looking back at your adventures, to record even the slightest bit of planning to ensure that your trips have meaning and purpose.
Before all the memories and ticket stubs begin to flood the pages of your journal, make a list of things you want to see, food you want to try, or dedicate a page to language phrases you can use on the daily.
Fresh out of university after four years studying ecology, zoology and conservation genetics, I was well and truly ready for an adventure.
I wanted to book a plane ticket, pack my bags and head out the door as soon as possible.
But two things were stopping me. Firstly, money. Spending four years studying doesn’t mean you’re exactly raking in the cash. Secondly, when I got back and started looking for jobs, what would an employer think of a recent lengthy, self-indulgent holiday?
Then a solution came to me:
Why not combine some adventurous traveling with work experience?
In THE POWER OF MYTH by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers (1988), Campbell states that “Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States.”
“The President in Washington sends word he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?”
- Chief Seattle