Indonesia’s rain forests are one of earth’s most biologically and culturally rich landscapes. Indonesia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, and just under half of the country’s original forest cover now remains.
The impacts of Indonesia’s deforestation crisis reach far and beyond just those that live in its forests. With a whopping 85% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions being directly caused by forest destruction and degradation, Indonesia has become the third largest emitter of those same gases behind China and the US.
For each watch sold on our website, Oliver Redmont is committed to donate 5 USD to Onetreeplanted.org.
Onetreeplanted.org is a non-profit organization that works on reforestation projects with various NGOs around the world.
We have chosen to support their Asian reforestation efforts in Indonesia.
Approximate costs of planting one tree in Indonesia:
$.50 -.85 for one tree sapling to be grown at a nursery
$.20 - $.30 per tree to be planted
$.08 - $.20 per tree average with transport costs, material costs
$.10 - $.22 ongoing maintenance of trees
$.12 - $.15 operating costs
$.03 - $.05 credit card processing fees, transaction costs
Each tree planted in Indonesia is vital for the local population. Those trees are more necessary than ever to absorb the carbon that its palm oil and pulp industries are pumping out. Furthermore, those trees create homes for the plethora of animals that exist in its rainforests, which have recently been named the third most biologically diverse biomes in the world.
To make our wooden watches, we use wood from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified sources.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization promoting responsible, environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
Trees help clean the AIR we breath, clean the WATER we drink, help with BIODIVERSITY loss, help sequester CARBON from the atmosphere, help provide SOCIAL IMPACT, and provide HEALTH in so many ways.