When buying on TrancePlants, you are co-creating a positive impact on the Earth and its inhabitants !
At TrancePlants, not only do we find it important to have sustainable operations, but it's also essential for us to give back to the Earth and to encourage the improvement of the Earth’s condition. For this reason, we offer 5% of our profits to the Camino Verde Organization, which is helping to the conservancy of nature and of the people in the Amazonian jungle.
At the rate the Amazonian jungle is cut down, we think it is urgent to act in consequence and to save as much of it as we can! Experts say that 1 1/2 acre of rainforest is lost every second with alarming consequences for both developing and industrial countries. Rainforests once covered 14% of the Earth's land surface; now they only cover about 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
Ancient forests maintain the balance of life on Earth. They inhabit around two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals. The remaining parts of forests influence day-to-day weather and they also help keep the climate stable over time by storing huge amounts of carbon. Logging and burning forests releases carbon into the atmosphere and contributes largely to global warming and climate change.
Not only does the rainforest holds carbon and contributes to the Earth’s balance, but it also holds a massive amount of biodiversity that is quickly lost at the same rate as trees are lost. Experts say that we are loosing 137 species of plants, insects and animals every day due to rainforest deforestation. At this rate, nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next 25 years! The biodiversity that is killed in the rainforest due to deforestation is not only a sad lost for the Earth, but also for humans. Many plants in these grounds have the power to heal us from physical, emotional and spiritual sickness. While 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest ingredients, less that 1% of these tropical trees and plants have been tested by scientists.
And again, not only are we loosing the Earth’s balance and biodiversity, but industrial logging in the rainforests makes local people and farmers poorer. Abusive logging creates an unbalance in the local economy and often destroys the source of economy for local people and it even destroys the home of indigenous people. Along with this, a powerful ancestral knowledge is being lost.
We cannot accept this! This is why a part of our mission is to help the Amazonian jungle, which is a rainforest; in the goal of preserving the existing biodiversity, to help local people live better and to keep the planet alive and breathing. That said, we give 5% of all our profits to the Camino Verde Organization, helping directly the conservancy of the Amazonian jungle. Camino Verde is a United States-based 501-c-3 tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to: Protecting and understanding biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon; Protecting indigenous rights, autonomy, and wisdom; and spreading sustainable ways of life and encouraging fair, sustainable development.
Many factors guided our decision to choose Camino Verde. We followed their project for a little while, and we saw great work and improvement in the regions where they have worked. They work directly on the spot in Peru, and we support this human-to-human approach. We feel that their work is effective because their work directly with local people and directly where the Amazon needs healing. We also like the fact that it's a smaller organization, making sure our donations will be directly and entirely used to create projects and help the Amazon, with no percentage lost due to administrative and infrastructure fees that bigger organizations have to pay. We feel like our (your) donations will be used for the real work; directly and efficiently for the improvement of the planet’s condition, of the Amazon, and of the people living in it. Our contributions will help them plant more trees, conserve more land, help more people, and preserve more medicinal and ancestral knowledge.
You can read more on http://www.caminoverde.org/
You can also take action by visiting and getting involved with these very good organizations working for the amelioration of the rainforest and of the planet’s condition.