Paper Culture Partners with Trees for the Future to Help Fight Poverty and Climate Change More than 300 Acres Restored by Earth Day 2021
Millbrae, California | April 20, 2021 08:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Paper Culture, the pioneers of modern, sustainable wedding invitations, holiday cards, personalized gifts and wall décor has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant fruit-bearing trees and forest gardens in Tabora, Tanzania where almost 70% of the population is living under the poverty line with a major factor being the climate crisis.
The world loses trees at a rate of 50 soccer fields per minute due to mono-cropping, land-use change and poor farming practices. As food systems destroy ecosystems it leaves vulnerable communities such as Tabora trapped in a cycle of hunger and poverty. Through Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Program, Paper Culture has planted fruit-bearing trees and vegetable crops in a region where many farmers have abandoned their land due to a loss of soil fertility and tree cover.
“When I look two years back to compare the lives of my family before this program, I see the biggest difference,” says Hamis Ramadhani a 54-year-old farmer. “Through the Forest Garden approach, I have been able to meet my family’s nutritional requirements. On top of that, I am earning income by selling surplus products from my Forest Garden.”
“My hope is that Hamis’ story demonstrates the impact of every purchase. When any of us purchase products, why wouldn’t we ask not only what those products can do for us, but also what impact those products have on others,” says Christopher Wu, CEO and Co-Founder of Paper Culture. “Paper Culture is proud to support families like the Ramadhani’s as part of our broader battle against Climate Change.”
Food Security has increased from 2% to 15% in 1-year
High Dietary Diversity has increased from 4% to 11% in 1-year
Over 200 Farmers Supported
316,681 Trees Planted
320 Acres Restored
46, 284MT CO2 Sequestered over 20-years
About Paper Culture:
Paper Culture’s mission is to inspire people through contemporary design and sustainability. For more than a decade Paper Culture has offered modern, customizable, eco-friendly holiday cards, wedding invitations, and stationery printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Paper Culture plants a tree for every order, operates as net carbon neutral as Certified Green Business and has been recognized by the EPA as a Climate Leader. Paper Culture has planted over 1 million trees in its fight against Climate Change.
About Trees for The Future
Trees for the Future is working to end hunger and poverty for smallholder farmers through revitalizing degraded lands. Learn more about Trees for the Future and see their latest data in their 30th Anniversary Special Edition 2020 Impact Report.
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