Trees are important to our environment. Trees help clean the air we breathe, clean the water we drink, provide habitat to over 80%+ of the World's biodiversity, provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people on this planet, provide health in so many ways (1/4 medicines we take come from trees & plants), and trees absorb carbon from our atmosphere. – One Tree Planted
Is A.C.Hare the one who plants the trees?
Yes... and no. We don’t actually plant the trees ourselves, but we finance their planting. One Tree Planted, a renowned environmental and non-profit organisation from the USA, does all the planting for us. In other words, we actually serve as the middle-man because you actually finance the tree - with every purchase of one of our products. It is important to know that we are not a non-profit organisation but a lifestyle brand that voluntarily reinvests part of the proceeds in tree planting projects to give something back to nature and counteract harmful effects on the environment.
PLANTING TREES WORLDWIDE
The principle is very simple. For every pair of boots or shoes sold, we will give $1 to our partner organisation One Tree Planted at the end of each month. OTP is a globally active, climate-friendly, and non-profit organisation from the United States. We enjoy a good relationship with their founder, Matt Hill, who also regularly helps planting trees. Several times a year, this non-profit organisation carries out professional plantings of regional tree species at more than ten locations worldwide. The trees are planted by many volunteer and dedicated local and OTP volunteers themselves. The trees are planted where they have previously disappeared for various reasons such as agriculture, timber industry, habitat, or natural events (forest fire, drought, etc.)
Where your tree is planted depends on where it is needed the most. Therefore, your tree will be planted at the location where One Tree Planted organises its next tree planting campaign. However, you can always stay up to date by checking One Tree Planted’s website.