September 6, 2012

1 order = 1 Tree :: Silver Charms Go Green at Nina Designs

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Silver Charms Go Green with our new Plant a Tree program!  For every order we ship, we will plant a tree.  We have partnered with Trees for the Future to offset all of the carbon associated with our office operations and the orders we ship out to customers.  We used carbon calculators available online to estimate our annual carbon use and then added a healthy amount of padding to be conservative.  While it is difficult to find accurate data, we believe this program will also cover the carbon emissions of the silver mined to produce our products.

www.plant-trees.org

We researched many different programs and decided that Trees for the Future was the best match for us.  They have a proven track record of partnering with respected companies like Timberland  and we like the fact that they plant many trees that provide food and materials for local populations who then have a vested interest in keeping the trees healthy.  They run programs in Africa, Asia and South America.  Here is how the organization describes its work:

“Since 1989, Trees for the Future (www.plant-trees.org) has been helping communities around the world plant trees.  Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and our country programs, we have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands.  Planting trees protects the environment and
helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.”

Keep your eyes open for the new Tree Counter we will be adding to our home page to track our progress!