Plant and save trees
What you can do right now:
Don't contribute to deforestation
The WWF estimates an average of 18.7 Million Acres of forests are lost each year, primarily due to repurposing of the land to things like cattle ranching or to produce things like palm oil.
To help, it comes back to Action 2: Think Twice. When buying anything, no matter how small, be mindful of where it's come from and the impact it could be having on the planet.
Protect and plant whole forests and woodland
Luckily for this one you don't need to do the planting... Charities such as The Woodland Trust and World Land Trust both work to protect woodland, forests, and other vital habitats in the UK and around the world.
Providing regular support for charities like these is a great way to help on a much larger scale.
Why is this important?
Planting trees and protecting forests is another action we can take to help fight climate change.
Not only do trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, they help the environment in so many other ways too:
- They produce oxygen
- They help prevent soil erosion (helps with flooding)
- They're a haven for bees, insects, and other wildlife
- They help clean the air of other pollutants
- They help provide shade and can keep cities cool
- The list goes on!