PLANTING TREES WITH CLIMATEGAMES
WE’RE PLANTING TREES WITH CLIMATEGAMES. Find out why and how you can get involved.
Pretty good, right? We’ve teamed up with Climategames so whenever you subscribe to an Outdoor Swimmer print magazine subscription, we’ll plant a tree.
It is estimated that forests and nature-based solutions can deliver 1/3 of global emissions reductions that are needed by the year 2030. It’s all part of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and support nature-based solution.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It couldn’t be simpler. As swimmers we understand the impact of climate change and Outdoor Swimmer are committed to verified and visible action. Therefore, for every person that subscribes via the Climategames offer (see links above), we’ll plant one tree.
As a magazine subscriber you will also be able to enter the subscriber plastic removal challenges hosted on the Climategames App.
Each subscription will lead to a tree being planted in one of the reforestation projects supports in Africa and South America.
WHO ARE CLIMATEGAMES?
Climategames convert your health and fitness activities to positive climate action. They connect organisations and people with planetary health through the power of movement and play. Using the Climategames platform, every swim, cycle, run or walk you take, you can use this activity to plant trees, remove plastic from the ocean or sequester carbon from the atmosphere. They use blockchain to validate all environmental activity, so you know that your action is protected for the long term. Climategames’ goal is to mobilise 1% of Earth’s population by 2027.
HOW WE TRACK TREE PLANTING WITH CLIMATEGAMES:
Climategames document every step of their collection and/or planting process via blockchain. Their technology partners include Veritree and a third-party DNV. This means they can see when a tree is bought and planted as well as see its social, economic and environmental impact. This process gives Climategames the highest level of traceability and their community the certainty that their involvement with Climategames truly helps make a difference for our planet.
WHY PLANT TREES?
Researchers have found that planting the right trees in the right places is one of the best nature-based solutions that we can harness to help tackle the climate crisis. They can help to protect local communities from some of the impacts of climate change, as well as absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere to limit further global temperature rises.
So, subscribe today and help us plant 1000 trees over the next year. Subscriptions are paid on a monthly rate. Cancel your subscription at any time.
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FOREST & DEFORESTATION FACTS
Why is reforestation important?
- Forests are home to more than 80% of the world’s plant, animal, and insect natural habitats
- Forests cover 31% of our global land area
- Since 1990, we have lost nearly 1 billion acres of forests
- Farming, grazing of livestock, mining, and drilling account for over half of all deforestation. Forestry practices, wildfires and urbanization account for the rest.
- Deforestation reduces biodiversity, affects soil and water quality, impacts wildlife habitat and influences climate change.
- Forest restoration, when implemented appropriately, helps restore habitats and ecosystems, create jobs and income and is an effective nature-based solution to climate change.
- It is estimated that forests and nature-based solutions can deliver 1/3 of global emissions reductions that are needed by the year 2030.
- Last year, the world lost 11.1 million hectares of tree cover in the tropics.
- Around 17% of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the last half century.
- Wildfire accounts for more than 80% of the U.S. reforestation needs, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
- Currently, the USDA only addresses 6% of post-wildfire replanting needs per year.
Mangrove Specific Info
- Mangroves have evolved to thrive in hot, muddy, and salty conditions – an environment that would kill most plants. Mangroves can live in water that is up to 100 more times saltier than most other plants would be able to tolerate.
- Mangroves act as vital carbon sinks, helping to mitigate climate change due to their effective soils which can absorb and store carbon
- Mangroves form the foundation for biologically-rich ecosystems
- Millions of people rely on mangroves for food, fuel and income
- Healthy mangrove forests can provide shelter for coral species and underwater habitat for thousands of fish species.
- Indonesia is home to the largest population of mangroves, which is estimated to account for 23% of the world’s total
- Mangroves act as coastal defence, protecting shorelines from winds, waves, and floods