At CORK LEAF, we are committed to promoting environmental sustainability and we take precautions where possible and make ethical choices when it comes to choosing our materials but we wanted to do more to offset our environmental impact.
Forests are the lungs of the earth. The air we breathe, the stability of our climate and the rich variety of life depends on forests. They’re home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land and millions of people depend on them for survival. Yet our forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate (about 36 football fields worth of trees lost every minute).
As our products are made with natural resources that come from trees we found that not only it is was fitting but it was our responsibility to give back to our planet. We are proud that with every CORK LEAF cork yoga mat and cork block purchased one tree will be planted.
We have joined the Carbon Neutral Plant-A-Tree initiative which serves to sequester carbon, reduce soil salinity, combat wind and water erosion and restore habitat for native animals through biodiverse conservation plantings using trees and shrubs native to the region.
Carbon Neutral has planted trees across more than 140 sites in WA and SA however their focus in now on the Mid West of WA Wheatbelt in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, an area where more than 90% of the land has been cleared.