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Our Engagement

Phil Zen Design cares deeply about our planet and creates a business that limits its environmental footprint and gives back to nature. We work with suppliers who are engaged in reaching the highest environmental standards and partner with One Tree Planted to plant trees and make an impact! Since we started our partnership, we planted 700 trees and counting! (Nov 2021).

 

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.

When you buy from us, you plant a tree

Why are trees important to the environment?

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are critical ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
Reforestation's benefits can be outlined under the following six pillars:6 pillars why trees are important One Tree Planted & Phil Zen Design

One Tree Planted plants trees working with a global network of partners who are knowledgeable about local ecology. They only plant local tree species, grown nearby nurseries, and planted when conditions are optimal for tree survival.

Through their partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. State Forest, and Conservation District, One Tree Planted can plant trees in many regions across the United States.

Our Wildfire Support

The causes as to why forest fires occur are wide-ranging, but it is estimated that only 10 to 15% of wildfires are a result of natural events, whereas the majority of forest fires, 85-90%, are a consequence of human activity.
Unfortunately, recent years have seen some of the most devastating wildfires in history, with many burning hot enough to destroy seeds and completely degrade land and soil.

Major consequences of forest fires are:

  • Significant loss of wildlife, with many animals losing their homes
  • Loss of vegetation
  • Degradation of land, including debris flows, rockfall and landslides on steep slopes
  • Soil erosion
  • Destruction of property and infrastructure
  • Air pollution from ash and smoke
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
Forest wildfires by the numbers - One tree planted  PhilZen planting trees

Phil Zen Design has been supporting California's reforestation project, and more recently a broader wildfire reforestation effort in North America. Check out the latest report on the accomplishment on the California side of the project.

For every purchase you make, you plant a tree. Thank you!

California Reforestation Project 2000

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