Reforestation is the act of planting trees. Right now the world is facing risks of high deforestation and thereby consequences for species in the areas, local communities, as well as the carbon emission.
Reforestation is a very important issue that we, here at Reelight, want to participate in. Therefore, we have partnered up with OneTreePlanted, a non-governmental organization engaging in this exact cause. For every order placed in our webshop, a tree will be planted. The reason for us to engage in this is to reduce or even out the carbon generated by the production of a bike-light - by this we are reducing our footprint and trying to enhance the development and rescue of the biodiversity in risk areas.
It is possible to plant at several locations, however, we have for the next donation decided on a location. The orders made from June 22nd, 2019 and until the campaign ends will contribute to a donation for the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. The goal for planting trees in this area is to protect what is called a ‘buffer-zone’, meaning a zone that has been identified as under high-risk for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. Planting trees in this area will impact several animal species as well as local communities in the area. Local farmers will be provided with technical assistance as well as training in a sustainable agroforestry model.
So, if you are in need of bike lights, you will help protect the environment as well as local areas at the same time. We appreciate and thank you for choosing Reelight!