Forests are aesthetically beautiful, of course, but just consider how important forests are for human life on this planet. They help to prevent climate change, improve overall air and water quality for everyday life and help to increase biodiversity on the planet. In short, forests are key to the sustainability of human life. For that reason, Canadian lifestyle brand Leafwood made a commitment at the very outset to make its fashionable wooden watches as eco-friendly as possible.
Most notably, Leafwood became a supporter of American Forests, one of the most prominent nonprofit organizations working to preserve and restore forests across the United States. As part of its support for this highly trusted 140-year-old organization, Leafwood has pledged to plant a tree for every wooden watch sold. That means that every time you buy one of the company’s stylish and eco-friendly watches, you are doing your small part to save the environment.
And it’s here that you really have to take the big picture view. The only way to save North America’s forests is for each individual to do his or her part. Tens of thousands of people acting together can be a very powerful force. Consider, for example, that American Forests plans to plant 3 million trees in 2018 alone. Every time you buy wood watches from Leafwood, you are contributing to this goal, one tree at a time.
What makes American Forests so unique as an environmental partner is its truly national scope and reach. If you check out some of the organization’s projects, you can see how they encompass every geographic region of the United States. In the Idaho Panhandle, they are planting 21,640 trees. In the Chippewa National Forest of Minnesota, they are planting 350,000 trees. In the Desoto National Forest of Mississippi, they are planting tens of thousands of other trees. In every single region of the U.S., you can find an American Forests project.
And perhaps just as importantly as helping to restore these forests back to their original state via its plant-a-tree program, Leafwood believes strongly in using environmentally sustainable practices in the creation of each and every wooden watch. No harsh chemicals are used in the creation of these wood watches, and the wood itself is completely hypoallergenic, making these watches suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
And all wood used in the creation of these eco-friendly woods is either reclaimed or recycled. In short, they are made from wood that already exists in nature, meaning their environmental footprint is as small as possible.
The good news is that support of the restoration and protection of North America’s forests doesn’t take a lot of effort on the part of everyday citizens. Every time you buy a new Leafwood wooden watch, you are helping to plant one of those 3 million trees American Forests plans to plant in 2018. Together, we can all give back more than we take from Mother Nature.