A Lesson on Trees and Numbers
Trees and numbers.
Why do Trees and numbers go together? Because numbers give them their real value.
Usually, we start with figures like these ones.
Eighteen million. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, it’s more than 18 million acres of forests every year. That’s the astounding rate at which the planet is currently losing its forests. In other terms and numbers, it means about ‘27 soccer fields of forest’ are lost every minute.
Twenty Percent. That’s the percentage of forest cover that has been lost since the beginning of the 20th century, and roughly fifty percent of Earth’s tropical forests are said to be already cleared.
The list of numbers can go on and on. We can actually engross ourselves with all the numerals we have created to put some of our actions and their consequences into staggering figures. But what’s good about reflecting on them is that it has helped put reforestation and conservation efforts into motion.
Now, let’s talk about another kind of numbers.
Let’s not just talk about the rate we have been using up our rooted lifeline. Why not take a moment and count the numerous ways our foliaged friends have taken us through our daily routines? If you’ve ever tried it, you know it would start from you breathing the fresh morning air. When you wash your face, shower, hear the rustle of the leaves in the wind, eat your favorite entree, or drink that refreshing lemonade, you know that the remaining forests have played a big part in making us enjoy life and indulge our senses every day. We really owe them big time!
And thanks to the growing interest in natural, plant-based health and beauty regimens, we got more reasons to do more for our trees and forests. And we at J&L Naturals are more than happy to take part.
Tens of millions and on to billions!
Thousands of people have stepped out, done some digging, and started planting. Have you? Advocacies like The Canopy Project and the Earth Day celebration have also mobilized communities to plant tens of millions of trees across the globe. If we shoot for billions planted, just think about what it can do for us now and for our children in the future. Every day is a chance to make things better.
Make a Difference with a Purchase!
J&L Naturals have worked with like-minded organizations to ensure we give something back to the planet for every purchases made with us. Through our partnership with #TeamTrees and the Arbor Day Foundation, we will be able to plant one tree for every Set sold! These trees are planted around the world — from Haiti and the US, to Nicaragua and India. So when you shop for our sets, these trees will start sailing across continents in no time! We can really go for billions if we plant some more!
But here’s another number that we so love: Zero.
Go Zero Waste with J&L Naturals
Yes, zero on waste and pollution! Do take the zero waste swap with us! J&L Naturals is all for effective, plant-based, eco-friendly, and totally zero waste beauty and health essentials. It’s another benefit we get from the trees, and another means to keep them around.