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Eden Reforestation Projects - The Story So Far

The environment that we live and run in is vitally important to all of us. 
Our latest charity partner to come onboard with us here is Runr is Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden).
Eden aims to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees every year.
They aim plant, grow, and guard the trees to maturity and they do this by empowering people from local villages.
They will restore forests and woodlands, conserve habitats rich in biodiversity, and help communities who rely upon forests develop prosperous sustainable livelihoods.
As the reforestation efforts continue, healthy forests start to emerge and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear.
These trees that are planted provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, restore ocean health, control flooding and erosion, and help to replenish the soil with the nutrients needed for farming.
Why plant trees?
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.
One person causes about 10 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to be emitted a year. One tree removes about 1 ton of CO2 per year.
Making an impaction one step at a time.
Since they began, Eden has planted more than 583 million trees around the world.
Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors.
They will plant trees in nations that have been deforested to the degree that communities no longer have the resources for food, shelter, clean water, and education for their children.
They will hire people from local impoverished communities to plant trees which provides them with a sufficient income, so they can provide for themselves and their families.
The work gives people a consistent income to provide for their families while working to restore the environment.
How are Runr contributing?
Sustainability is important to us which is why we have developed a partnership with Eden and you can read more on what we're doing in our Sustainability Policy.
Since the launch of our partnership with Eden, we've committed to planting over 13,000 trees through Eden.
We have committed to plant ten trees for each person that takes part in our Leave Nothing But Footprints virtual events that we host throughout the year.
We're also committed to planting a tree for every order of Leave Nothing But Footprints clothing range in our online store with the aim of planting 1,000,000 trees within the next 5 years.
Watch the video below to find out how Eden support the local communities with the money raised.

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