We call it Better for You, Better for Nature. PR campaign? Nah. Encamp is just doing its part to help replenish the environment by planting trees. The initiative actually stems from Encamp’s ongoing mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment.
And while it’s only one tree at a time, approximately 18,289 new saplings have been planted since 2018 on behalf of Encamp, our customers, and our employees. It’s a count we intend to grow as our company and base of loyal customers does.
How it works, and why we’re doing it
The gist is, for every Tier II report that gets filed through our environmental management system, Encamp makes a donation to have a tree planted somewhere in the 50 states. So first, thank you to every one of our customers who file a Tier II report from those states. Knowing every report is better for nature, please keep them coming.
The next big thanks go to our friends at One Tree Planted, who do all the critical work. They grow new saplings, plant them, maintain them, and then tell how these new trees are benefitting our planet. One Tree Planted is definitely better for nature…
From One Tree’s website: Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. They also absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Trees even provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people around the world.
About One Tree Planted
They’re an environmental charity “dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment.” Their mission is to let companies like Encamp help create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity, and aid reforestation efforts around the world. “All by planting trees!”
Recently, Diana Chaplin, who’s the Canopy Director at One Tree Planted, was nice enough to host a lunch & learn for everyone at Encamp. She filled us in on the non-profit’s six new pillars of reforestation — Air, Water, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Health, Climate — as well as some updated stats.
Since One Tree Planted started in 2014 and planted 150,000 trees its first full year, their numbers have grown significantly. By 2019, for instance, they were able to get 4 million additional trees in the ground worldwide. In 2020, the count was more than 10 million trees planted in 28 countries. And by year-end 2021, the number was well over 23.5 million trees in 42 countries.
Restoring the ecosystem
As Chaplin said, “One Tree’s efforts serve as prep work to restore the ecosystem after wild fires, floods, other natural disasters, and especially after mining sites are closed.” The process has also become increasingly sophisticated, she said.
For reforestation, as one example, One Tree staff now use drones and work with local authorities to more closely to match tree species to geographic areas and climates. Species are also determined based on criteria such as changes in land use, expansion, mining, and, of course, climate change.
Where Encamp fits in
In just one example according to Chaplin, Encamp’s backing led to nearly 3,300 trees being planted for forest recovery efforts in California’s San Joaquin Valley after fires and related disasters in the latter part of 2021. Mostly, the recovery is helping landowners in the Valley to both restore their land and reestablish healthy forests. Beyond that, Chaplin noted, the new trees will also help stabilize the local climate, improve water and soil quality, reduce the risk of future fires, and improve habitat connectivity for native wildlife.
“We’ve been committed to aligning our business goals with environmental goals from the very beginning,” said Luke Jacobs, Encamp’s CEO and co-founder. “Even before we had paying customers, we were committed to the idea of planting a tree for every Tier II report we file.”
“Our mission at Encamp aligns well with the goals of One Tree Planted,” Jacobs added, “and we’re excited to keep striving towards a world where good for business can equal good for the environment.”
One tree at a time and better for nature. We’re proud to be contributing to One Tree’s total.
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