We have teamed up with One Tree Planted, a non-profit on a mission to reforest our planet and provide education, awareness and engagement on the importance of trees and our ecosystem.
When you make a purchase online with ROAM Australia, we will donate One Dollar to One Tree Planted. You’ll also be given the option at checkout to add $1 for 1 Tree Planted.
One Tree Planted is part of the Plant For The Planet: Billion Tree Campaign who to date have planted over 12 Billion trees!
The impacts of Asia’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. As a result, the country’s poorest suffer from some of the worst health standards in the world.
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. However, the clock is ticking as Indonesia’s largest rainforest, the Sumatran rainforest, has been given 20 years left to survive by leading scientists.
Indonesia’s deforestation has lacked significant western press for years. Like so many other cases, trees help to bolster Indonesia’s economic prospects, living conditions for indigenous communities, and environmental standards. However, planting in Indonesia has an extra impact – raising awareness for an increasingly harmful palm oil industry. A large portion of Indonesia’s deforestation comes from the palm oil industry, and that same industry has led to the disenfranchisement of thousands of the country’s poorest citizens. By planting in Indonesia, we help western powers recognize how much we should care about this crisis.