Worthwhile Paper has been a reforestation partner with One Tree Planted since 2016. Giving back to the earth that provides, nourishes and inspires us is something we value as a paper goods business, and we are very grateful to be able to put a little more “worthwhile” in Worthwhile Paper, thanks to your support!
What we’re doing: We donate to plant one tree for every sale we make, including wholesale orders. This happens at the end of the year when I do my final bookkeeping, tallying up all orders from all channels to come to our tree total. I am always excited to see how many trees we can plant!
Why we’re doing it: I love Earth. Earth graciously provides us so many gifts, and I want it to be more of a balanced gift exchange. Did you know 4/10 trees get chopped down and are processed into pulp for making paper products? Since we are a paper goods business, it feels like a productive and conscious exchange to play any part I can in promoting the growth of more trees, and preservation of the beloved forests around the globe. There are plenty of reasons to invest in reforestation and among them the most meaningful to me are the fact that we are consuming trees at a rate larger than the rate of which trees can grow back, and the importance of trees in relation to our environment, climate, and habitats for a large amount of species of animals. More facts can be found here.
Who is One Tree Planted: One Tree Planted is a 501c3 non-profit based in Shelburne, Vermont that gives you the ability to easily plant trees around the world. They work with amazing NGOs worldwide that have collectively planted millions of trees. With years of experience, these key partners work hand-in-hand with local communities to ensure that proper native tree species are planted in the most sustainable manner. Right now they have opportunities to plant trees in 6 different regions around the world.
After we donate, we get a certificate of how many trees we helped plant, updates with photos and reports on our trees and their survival rates and growth.
This is something that feels aligned with our mission. I see it as a little added bonus along with your purchase of some positive cards or a nature-inspired print, and more importantly, a good feeling that you are supporting someone who really truly cares in so many ways.
(I just want the world to keep looking like this):
Thank you so much for your support. I wouldn’t feel comfortable financially to do this without the amazing support we have gotten this past years. It means the world to me!