Let’s grow the future together: the Uno Contract Forest was born in collaboration with Treedom
Along with our best wishes for the winter holidays, this year we are also pleased to share with you the birth of our small corporate forest in Tanzania, started in collaboration with Treedom.
THE “VENEZIA” FOREST by UNO CONTRACT WAS BORN
Living and working with the least possible environmental impact is a key goal for each of us — companies and individuals alike. For those who, like Uno Contract, work in an industry where timber is an important resource, the opportunities to contribute to fighting climate change are many. Our first objective is manufacturing our furniture in an environmentally responsible way. We source our suppliers carefully and only use wood from sustainably managed forests. By starting our company forest in Tanzania, which will begin gradually and grow over time, we have chosen to take a little step further. Planting trees is an act with many long-term positive consequences, on our planet’s ecosystem but also on the local one and on the livelihood of the farmers who work there. Our most recent CSR activities have been in the fields of culture and sports, to the benefit of the community in our own city: Venice. Today, we are starting an initiative that’s based in an African country but looks at the entire planet. Even so, we have chosen to call our forest “Venezia”: as any tree in the world knows very well, roots are important!
Explore the new forest : www.treedom.net/en/organization/uno-contract1
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO PLANT NEW TREES?
Trees are valuable allies in the ﬁght against climate change because they produce oxygen and absorb CO2 , trapping it in their trunks, branches and roots. By doing so, they improve air quality and help lower temperatures by removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
But that’s not all. Trees have many ways of making themselves indispensable.
- They support life, offering shelter and nourishment to various plant and animal species
- They promote biodiversity: a landscape rich in varied species is more resistant to disease and becomes a paradise for pollinating insects
- They create an undergrowth capable of intercepting rainwater and giving the soil time to gradually absorb it
- They absorb CO2 from the atmosphere
- They counteract soil erosion thanks to their roots
- They offer shade to smaller plants
- They protect crops from winds and increasingly frequent extreme climate events
- Wood for cooking can also be obtained from the branches of some species (such as Grevillea, Gliricidia and Cassia), thus avoiding cutting down the entire tree
TREEDOM – LET’S GREEN THE PLANET
The method Treedom has chosen involves planting trees in agroforestry systems. This method has its roots in popular wisdom, capable of doing good for the climate and for people. Treedom projects are stories of collaboration and perseverance. Treedom’s Forestry Managers, expert agronomists, contact NGOs or associations already present in the project areas and together, they draw up a forest plan. The ﬁnal choice must always respect the biodiversity of the project area and potentially enrich it.
Treedom projects aim to have a positive impact not only on the environment they act on, but also on the people who live there. For this reason, project areas are located in developing countries, where the beneﬁts of trees can really make a difference.