Up to 5 trees planted for every product sold
We collaborate with the initiative One Tree Planted donating a percentage of every sale to plant trees.
For every lamp you buy, we are committed to helping reforestation projects in Los Andes to compensate for the ecological footprint we generate in the development of each product and also help the Indigenous populations who rely on the forest for food, water, and jobs.
One Tree Planted is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit based out of Shelbourne, Vermont with a mission to help global reforestation efforts.
One Tree Planted operates across four regions: North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia/Pacific. One Tree Planted acts as an intermediary for tree planting by collecting donations from individuals, businesses and other organizations then allocating the funds to its reforestation partners for specific projects.
REFORESTATION PROJECTS IN THE ANDES
Singular Lighting collaborated in reforestation projects in South America. The Andes Mountains used to have abundant forest coverage, but a growing population and increasing agricultural production have caused significant deforestation. The forests of the Andes are critical for the Indigenous populations who rely on them for food, water, and jobs. But their impact goes far beyond the communities living nearby; the Andes’ watersheds drain into the Amazon basin, supplying water to innumerable communities and cities downstream.
Our amazing partners are leading a Latin America-wide initiative to restore 1 million hectares of high Andean forest across 6 countries over the next 25 years. As part of the annual tree-planting festival Queuña Raymi, trees will be planted with the guidance of local leaders using ancient Incan traditions, preserving the landscape and Indigenous culture. The tree planting will help restore wetlands, safeguard existing forest, and protect critical Amazon headwaters.
Why Plant Trees?
Planting native tree species keeps the ecosystem stable and helps curtail the spread of invasive species. The Andes are home to a wealth of animals, many of them endangered or threatened, so maintaining their habitat by planting trees will help these species continue to thrive throughout the mountain range.
Water coming from the Andes is critical for many communities and cities as they serve as the headwaters of the Amazon Basin. Tree planting in this region will protect watersheds, stabilize the soil, and ensure upstream and downstream communities have access to clean water.
The Indigenous communities who once thrived off the resources provided by the Andes are shrinking as youth move away in search of work. Rebuilding these communities will provide younger generations with economic opportunities, allowing them to stay and practice their traditional culture and way of life.