With current conversations about climate change, deforestation, and the finite nature of natural resources, sustainability is on the minds of consumers, investors, and corporations.
But more than that, it’s also in our hands.
1.1 Hectares of Indigenous Trees
In an effort to help reforestation efforts in Kenya, Software Technologies Limited participated in a tree planting activity together with the Kenya Forest Service, Uplands CFA and the area Chief at Uplands Forest Station in Kiambu County where over 1.1 hectares of assorted indigenous trees were planted.
The Area Chief of the Uplands area highlighted that:
- Trees clean the air.
- Trees sequester around 20% of the carbon in the atmosphere (carbon contributes to climate change).
- Trees help clean the water. It actually is like a filter when there’s heavy rain. Trees absorb the water and release it gradually.
- Trees help with soil erosion.
- Trees have a social impact on it in terms of employment and life (1.6 billion people on this planet are somehow connected to forests for their livelihood).
- Trees are home to 80% of the world’s biodiversity (on land).
We lose about 46-58 thousand square miles of forest each year. Not for nothing—a large portion of those trees are turned into the products we buy and use every day. However, this would be unsustainable without active reforestation efforts, especially when you consider how long it takes for a tree to grow and mature.
“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt