As a small and growing business, it has been an ongoing goal since we launched our plastic free Beauty Kubes range in 2018 to get to a point where we can start to help a good cause that helps to combat climate change.
We are delighted to announce that we have started working with One Tribe Global. TRBE is a Climate Action Platform engaging businesses and their customers to make a positive environmental impact.
Why do we want to help?
Tropical deforestation accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year – the same as every car, truck, bus, plane, ship and train on the planet. Safeguarding existing rainforests is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to fight climate change, as every acre safely stores over 100 tonnes of carbon that could otherwise enter the atmosphere as the greenhouse gas CO2. Studies have shown that halting tropical deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global carbon emissions in the next 30 years – yet rainforests are still being cut down at a rate of 70,000 acres a day. To date TRBE’s conservation partner reserves have protected over 18 billion trees and stored over 4.1 billion metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents, helping to protect our planet against further climate change.
Over 500 species of land mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians face imminent extinction, with fewer than 1,000 individuals of these species surviving in the wild. Tropical rainforests cover only 8% of the planet’s surface, but support over 50% of the world’s species, many of which are critically endangered. The reserves established by TRBE’s conservation partners in the last 30 years have provided safe havens for 296 endangered and vulnerable mammal species, and 456 endangered and vulnerable bird species.
Rainforests are home to thousands of indigenous communities who rely on the forests for their food, water and economic prosperity. Many of these communities and their forests are under threat from illegal logging, mining, oil and gas extraction and agriculture. TRBE’s conservation partners work with trusted local NGOs to protect these forests by having them designated as Community Reserves or National Parks. The conservation partners have also helped indigenous communities in Latin America obtain legal land titling rights to their ancestral lands, which allows the communities to manage their forest resources more sustainably.
How you can help.
As we mentioned in last week’s blog, as a consumer, you can make a real difference by choosing carefully where to spend your hard-earned money.
Every order that is placed on our Beauty Kubes store ensures that 25 trees are protected. Since we started working with TRBE we have protected 6850 trees and protected 6.77 acres of rainforest and removed 673 tonnes of CO2.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for every single order that you place with us at Beauty Kubes. Not only does it help the local economy here in Cornwall, but now it is contributing to ensuring that hundreds of acres of precious rainforest will be protected each year.Our Conservation partners are one of the world’s most respected and success