This year has been declared the International Year of Forests by the UN General Assembly (Res/61/193, 20 December 2006).
It has taken millions of years for nature to perfect the art of making trees. In the chain of species, the tree has reached a perfect pinnacle. It is a challenge to gravity, a living being in perpetual motion towards the sky that slowly grows toward the light ahead of it, to live. The trees allow our life on earth. Forests are the mother of the rains, store carbon, produce fertile soil, are home to 90% of the world’s species, protect soils from erosion, provide oxygen for life and are the cornerstone of the climate balance on which we all depend. Planting trees is one of the most effective things we can do to combat climate change (Stern Report) and is also a way to invest ethically, safely and profitably.
During the International Year of Forests, Maderas Nobles have launched a campaign encouraging people to participate in the reforestation process. They offer two options, whereby people can choose to plant:
– 12 trees to reforest degraded areas with native forests and halt desertification. These 12 trees, at a cost of 365€, are a gift to the earth, they will never be cut down and will absorb about 12,000Kg during their lifetime, helping to mitigate climate change.
– 1 timber tree (alder or maple), thus contributing to more sustainable production of certified wood and help preserve tropical forests and natural reserves. Also costing 365€, once this tree reaches maturity and is cut for timber, the client receives his investment with interest. During its lifetime it will help to absorb up to 300Kg of CO².
Maderas Nobles offer various other investment schemes for people wishing to invest ethically and sustainably.
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