Planting Two Trees
Our firewood comes exclusively from sustainable British sources, so you can be 100% confident that your Love Logs firewood isn't contributing to deforestation.
But we wanted to do more.
Global warming is a problem we have to tackle together. 2019 was the second warmest year on record and the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere (at 416 parts per million as of May 2020) is the highest it has been in human history.
The Global Tree Restoration Potential Report conducted in 2019 found that 'The restoration of forested land at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change' and that 'No other current carbon drawdown solution is quantitatively as large in terms of carbon capture'.
In English? Planting more trees is the most effective thing that governments, businesses and individuals can do to help reduce global warming.
The deeper we looked, the more we realised what tree planting can achieve. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. Trees help provide a local economy!
Across the world, deforestation has led to farmers being forced to quit their land and move to overcrowded cities; in the most extreme cases, farmers have had to resort to selling themselves and their families into slavery, just to survive.
We found a solution that lets us do amazing things for the planet, while also supporting farming families in some of the world’s most deprived countries.
The Eden Reforestation Project is a tree-planting charity like no other. They actively recruit and train local people, paying them a fair wage, to plant native species in previously deforested areas in their local communities. But more than that, Eden Reforestation Project work with local communities to protect, nurture and care for the planted trees as they grow. This long-term approach gives locals a vested interest in making sure that the saplings survive, resulting in Eden Reforestation Project’s leading survival rate of more than 80%.
By choosing to buy your firewood from Love Logs, you’re helping to support charitable work in some of the world’s poorest communities, while doing your bit in the race to reforest the world.
Read more about Eden Reforestation Project here.