Sustainability Week Day 5 – Green Wall & Reforestation

Sustainability Week Day 5 – Green Wall & Reforestation

Green Wall and Reforestation

The world we live in today is vastly different to what it used to be. Over time, our science and technology has improved immensely but this has had a damaging effect on our planet’s natural resources. Since 1990, the world has lost over half a billion squared miles of forests; the Amazon Rainforest alone has had 17% of its lands destroyed over the last 50 years. Overall, all of this deforestation is having a devastating effect on wildlife and eco systems around the world and it is also affecting the very air which we breathe.

We need trees for a variety of reasons, with one of the main being that they absorb not only the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that human activities emit. They are so important to the health of earth’s atmosphere, but deforestation doesn’t just affect us. It also massively effects our wildlife, with nearly 80% of land-living animals living in forests. The destruction of forest means the orangutan, Sumatran tiger and many species of birds are now endangered.

We at Stretchline recognise that we have a huge responsibility to help protect and restore our forests. This has led us to partner up with the University of Sri Jayawardanapura. We are proud to work with them in helping to restore local forests and so far, we have managed to restore 40 acres of forest in the degraded parts of the Yagirala rainforest. We haven’t just stopped there though – we have also launched a ground-breaking initiative to reduce the impact of emissions, as our local team has planted a ‘green wall’ at our facility in China. By using a specialised spider plant proven to reduce air pollution, we have made our site more environmentally friendly whilst also improving the Eco system. We see this not only as a great way to help restore our local Eco system but as a great way to show our dedication to making Stretchline Greener.

Until next time!

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