People around the world are becoming more and more conscious of their environmental impact. Everything they do, from texting and surfing online to buying groceries, generates greenhouse gases.
As businesses recognize the role and power they have to reduce these harmful emissions, many are looking for ways to become more sustainable. And, whether that involves overhauling their production to include green energy solutions or sourcing materials from renewable resources, many organizations are going greener.
Businesses Working To Lower Carbon Emissions
At 8 Billion Trees, our mission is to heal the planet through the planting and conservation of trees, while offsetting carbon and rehabilitating animals as we work to restore their habitats.
Only together, with a unified stand against deforestation and climate crises, can we be the powerful change the planet and wildlife so desperately need. As part of our mission, we empower businesses and corporations to offset their harmful footprint on the environment and leave behind a lasting legacy of environmental responsibility. No longer does making a profit have to mean damaging the environment.
We do the hard work of planting trees, offsetting carbon, and rehabilitating wildlife. Let us help you pay back the ecological debt your business operations are causing while showing you how to market your environmental responsibility to improve your bottom line!
Alastair Hazell is an extremely successful self-made entrepreneur that is now focused on philanthropy. Using his success as fuel, he aims to go above and beyond to make an enormous impact on the climate and also the animals that live in it. 8 Billion Trees is honored to funnel his contributions into a powerful force for good.
Truly, he embodies the motto that when we stand together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
“Trees are the lungs of the earth and the future of our planet depends upon us protecting them. If humans continue with their destructive habits, the future looks a bleak one. It can be very easy to read the news everyday and feel depressing helpless and insignificant. But, we can all do our bit to help.
There are good people out there running projects to help our planet, and we need to rally behind them. It is for this reason that my family and I have chosen to support Michael and Jon with their important 8 Billion Trees mission to save and plant trees in areas around the globe.” – Alastair Hazell
Aside from being crowned one of the ‘Top 50 Independent Auto Retailers in the USA,’ they are also setting an example of how businesses can and should do more.
What better way than by partnering with 8 Billion Trees to plant and conserve trees? They are reducing carbon emissions and creating vibrant ecosystems for countless species of plant and animal life.
OGGS is a UK-based company that produces the world’s first liquid egg substitute! On top of that, they have an assortment of amazing vegan-friendly cakes, recipes, and other great products on their site.
“The OGGS® mission is to stop animal cruelty and restore the planet by switching mass-produced food ingredients from animal to plant protein… and we’ve started with cake. Whilst trying to make this positive change, we also aim to be as sustainable as possible in every aspect of our business.
We recognize that trees are nature’s powerhouse and one of our most precious resources, which is why we’ve partnered with 8 Billion Trees to not only protect those that we already have, but to also offset our company carbon footprint by planting new trees every single month, all so we can leave the planet in a better state than we found it.”
Seeker of Sunshine
Seeker Of Sunshine is based out of San Diego, CA and produces ethically sourced products all around the world. All their suits are made of biodegradable materials, have zero plastic waste, and use rain forest friendly inks.
“Since I was a little girl, I had a calling towards protecting and healing the earth. As I got older it was a lot to do with our everyday choices. The veil lifts and you realize how many try to violate and harm the natural world, and that sitting back watching TV, ignoring these plights was just as much a danger to the planet and its endless life forms. The action then became as critical to me as making everyday eco-conscious choices.
I created an eco-friendly bikini line as a platform to do something I love as well as have a bigger impact on global concerns. Not only are my bikinis biodegradable I am a zero plastic waste company! Our packaging is all done in cotton, hemp, and even rainforest-friendly inks! For me, that was just the beginning.
Partnering with 8 Billion Trees was a dream of mine! As a single mom, I can’t be on every forefront. It’s amazing to be able to partner with fantastic organizations such as these as I can have more positive effects in the world than I can do alone! We are all more powerful together. It is important to support great causes and I won’t stop there… I plan to work with reef planting and some other organizations and will soon have a donation swim collection.
During this trying time, I am designing biodegradable clothes for impoverished children around the globe. For each bikini sold, I am donating 2 items of clothes, from shirts to shorts to pants, to children in need. I also design surfboards and 10 percent is donated to ocean causes. I wanted a platform to give back. I’m thankful eternally for organizations like 8 Billion Trees to allow me, and US, to have a more positive impact globally. With today’s knowledge and connections, we should all be using them for the greater good! Together, we are one.”
– Seeker of Sunshine
Tiny Isle is a Hawaiian business that produces organic island goodies. They use high-quality, healthy, simple, whole-food ingredients which come from people who are working on small farms with the local community.
It’s critically important to them that the farms and farmers who grow their ingredients work sustainably by using organic methods. Tiny Isle also values strong social relations, fair wages, social justice, sustainable practices, and good chemistry between the soil and plants from the farmer and supply chain to the customer’s hands.
Tiny Isle provides delicious treats in which people can indulge themselves and feel good about what they are putting in their bodies, as well as the connections and relationships they are supporting with their purchase. They believe this is the best way to change the world: by supporting healthy, cooperative, sustainable, caring businesses and relationships around the world with your food dollars. So much can be changed by doing this!
“There is a relationship between the way we have been living our lives and the pollution, environmental degradation, and deforestation going on all around us. It is well known that trees filter the air, provide oxygen, breathe in carbon dioxide, provide a wealth of foods, medicines, and other resources to us and provide habitat for countless types of wildlife. Trees also draw in and help maintain, moisture levels in the atmosphere and in the ground. They can even influence weather patterns.
We know that deforestation is destroying habitats, fueling climate change, and increasing pollution. Deforestation contributes to famines, desertification and forces populations to move from areas that have become uninhabitable to seek a living elsewhere thereby creating refugees into other areas.
The expanding refugee situation can cause conflicts and destabilize societies. If we don’t start to do something NOW this world will be seeing more and more pandemics, more starvation, more refugees, and more and more extreme weather events. Planting trees and saving forests is one way to deal with our deteriorating environmental situation.
8 Billion Trees do exactly that and they help support villagers and save wildlife in the process. I am grateful for the work they are doing and happy to be able to support the process.”
– Tiny Isle
Sustainable Business Models
Fortunately, building a sustainable business model is not as hard as you might think. To have a sustainable company, one that helps reduce the overall carbon footprint of your operation instead of increasing it, you simply need to identify the environmental damage created by your business and find ways to reverse it.
In addition to energy savers, you can implement immediately (like LED lighting and energy-efficient upgrades), carbon offsets have emerged as an effective tool to combat greenhouse gas. In fact, any business can erase its carbon footprint by purchasing offsets that are designed to sequester the emissions generated by electricity, travel, and other tasks.
So, go check out our business partners that are helping make the world greener right now!