For the Love of Trees
Trees are nature assets. You may have seen one in real life, aka the stuff that happens when you move away from the computer. If you ever meet a tree, don't worry, they are not dangerous.
Besides being great in nature scenes, trees also create oxygen, a molecule which is pretty awesome because it cools off your CPU.
As a secondary feature, these magical plants stabilize soil, provide shelter for wildlife and store carbon. They also give us material to build houses, furniture, and paper. One large tree can supply a day's worth of oxygen for up to 4 people, not to mention dozens of other incredible tree superpowers and positive impact on our planet.
In short: trees rule!
Spring is in the Air and CG Cookie is Ready to Plant
As an online business that is run on servers (like, lots of them), we are pretty aware of our own carbon footprint.
And while we are convinced that technology makes the world a better place, we are mindful of ways to reduce CG Cookie's negative impact on our planet. Last year, we got rid of a brick-and-mortar office. This year, we're grabbing some shovels and going plantin'! Well, not literally - instead, we partnered with a group of peeps who are much better at it than us.
Planting New Trees is Easier Than You May Think
OneTreePlanted.org is a non-profit organization that specializes in reforestation across 3 continents.
They collect donations from across the world and plant new trees at minimal cost (as low as $1 per tree) with the ultimate goal to promote the reforestation of our planet. This initiative is so inspiring to us, we decided to jump on board and make a little green difference. It's spring, after all!
1 New CG Cookie Member in April = 2 Trees Planted
For the whole of April, we will plant 2 trees via OneTreePlanted for each CG Cookie membership subscription (whether yearly, quarterly or monthly).
Starting on April 1st, we will be tracking new membership subscriptions and sending our contribution to OneTreePlanted at the end of the month.
How you can help!
Spread the Word, Make This Planet Greener
Whether you are a CG Cookie member or not, we would love it if you spread the word about OneTreePlanted. Planting new trees is easier and more affordable than most of us think and this small effort goes a long way.
Donate to OneTreePlanted here Remember that you don't have to sign up, or be a CG Cookie user to contribute. This is all about our favorite mega plants!
You can support the initiative from anywhere in the world and choose the region where you wish your tree to be planted.
The result is a far-reaching positive environmental impact, from fresher air to new habitat for wildlife. And warm&fuzzy feeling for you, guaranteed.
Join us this April and let's plant some trees!
We'll be reporting on the initiative throughout the month and would love to hear from you: are you in?
Update: As of April 22nd, we've donated $1,149, which will equate to 1,149 more trees to have their chance.
Donate today: Donate to OneTreePlanted here