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The Forest Collection

An ode to the beauty of forest ecosystems around the world.

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Introducing the Tomorrow Tree Fund

A commitment to plant, protect and restore 1 million trees to help save our environment. To celebrate the launch of the fund, we’re launching The Forest Collection, an ode to the beauty of forest ecosystems around the world. This capsule includes 8 styles in 3 shades inspired by plants: Palm Green, Fern Green and Amazon Green.

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About the Tomorrow Tree Fund, powered by Milkywire

The aim of the fund is to support grassroots NGOs around the world working on tree planting and conservation, with the goal to plant, protect and restore 1 million trees to help save our environment. This will be done through collaborative partnerships with several organizations around the world, working to protect existing trees and plant new ones both on land and within vital coastal ecosystems.

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Plant, Protect, Restore

For each PANGAIA product purchased, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Tomorrow Tree Fund. The fund is currently supporting SeaTrees, PANGAIA’s very first tree-planting partner. SeaTrees are dedicated to restoring coastal ecosystems by planting and preserving mangrove trees. Research shows that 1 mangrove tree can store up to 1 ton of CO2 over its lifetime. New organizations will be onboarded over the next few months, with the aim to amplify the impact of the fund on a global scale while supporting local communities in vulnerable areas.

1 PANGAIA product purchased = 1 tree planted, protected or restored.

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Why are forests important?

Trees have the power to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Reducing carbon is vital to mitigate the effects of climate change. After oceans, forests are the largest storehouses of carbon in the world. They are a natural solution to the climate crisis.

Forests are among the richest and most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. They are home to around 60 million indigenous people as well as 80% of Earth’s land animals and plants—many of which are yet to be discovered. Climate change and human activity are a direct threat to these precious areas of biodiversity that we depend on. It is our duty to protect and preserve them.

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How do trees remove carbon?

Trees (and all plants) use energy from sunlight and, through photosynthesis, take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and water from the ground. In the process of converting it into wood, they release oxygen into the air. As well as the CO2 that trees capture, they also aid soil capture carbon.

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What is the biggest threat to our forests?

Deforestation. As the need for wood and farming land is increasing, forest land area is rapidly decreasing. We’ve already lost over 50% of the Earth’s rainforests. Every year we lose about 18.7 million acres of forests. That’s equivalent to 27 soccer fields, every minute. The human impact on our forests which includes fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, timber logging compounded by climate change could result in these critical biomes disappearing within the century.

Why is it important to protect forest ecosystems?

Trees and plants are crucial to human existence. They not only absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. These gases would otherwise enter the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change. Some scientists estimate that tropical trees can provide 23% of the climate mitigation required over the next 10 years to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement.

Why is it important to prevent deforestation?

Deforestation impacts not only the people and animals in the area where the trees are cut, but also the wider planet. Around 250 million people living in forest areas depend on them for their livelihoods. As 80% of our land animals and plants live in forests, deforestation threatens many species including the orangutan, Sumatran tiger, and bird species. Cutting down trees disrupts the natural canopy which usually blocks the sun’s harsh rays during the day, and stores heat at night. This leads to even more extreme temperature changes that can create irreversible damage to plants, animals and the natural ecosystem.

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Did you know?

Trees are all interconnected underground – they communicate through a network of mushrooms known as ‘Mycelium’.
Mycelium are tiny ‘threads’ of the fungal organism that wrap around tree roots and allow transfer of water, nitrogen, carbon and other minerals.
These fungal connections, known as ‘mycorrhizal networks’, are crucial to the survival of forest ecosystems.