Ensuring the planting of 1000 trees for every edenn urn is one of our biggest priorities. Without guaranteeing this, we cannot achieve our mission to offset the carbon footprint of the funeral industry. Therefore, we only work with truly dedicated and authentic NGOs with a proven track record.
Our first partner is Seedballs Kenya, an initiative that is backed by the World Economic Forum. You can read an article about them here. We were truly moved by their dedication to reforest their homeland. Seedballs Kenya distributes their proprietary tree seedballs to local NGOs, such as Big Life Foundation and Lion Guardians, who proceed to disperse the seeds across the country during their missions. Most importantly, our partners on the ground involve and empower the local communities who take care of the tree seedlings once planted. The seedballs carry only strong and native species, such as acacias, that grow stronger with better root systems when planted directly in the ground. In fact, even Leonardo Di Caprio shared a video about Seedballs, check it out here!
Once the trees have been planted, our partners send us a certificate with exact location, as well as pictures, which then allows us to then send you a certificate that the 1000 trees have been planted in the honour of your loved ones or yourself.
It is inevitable that some seedballs will fail to germinate and therefore the seedling mortality is never 0%. According to the BBC, half the seedballs will end up growing into mature trees. However, our friends at Eden Reforestation Projects, having planted more than 485 million trees, discovered that this number is not really relevant because in the long term the actual number of trees that sprout exceeds the number of seedballs planted by 150% due to natural regeneration. Therefore, it is safe to say that every edenn urn plants ‘at least’ a thousand trees.
As Teddy Kinyanjui, the co-founder of Seedballs Kenya, said, "One seedball has the potential to grow another million trees because if it becomes a mother tree in one area that's been over-exploited and very degraded, it will start re-seeding some of these places".
Check out what impact 1000 trees can have here!
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