Well, for some time now the guests of our restaurant have had the option of giving a tree as a gift. In this way, only the guests of Marbella have been responsible for the planting of more than 40,000 trees.
Aguilene Benicio CEO & Founder of Breathe began this journey after meeting Marvin Baker (CEO of Carbon Free Dining) in 2018, who excited her with the idea of investing in the planet through very specific actions. Baker, was already responsible of planting more than 2.6 Million trees in the planet.
The Breathe GiftTrees initiative will take community involvement to the next level.
By creating the Breathe GiftTrees platform, people can select how many trees they would like to see planted in their name, from a single tree to 1,000 or more!
"Together we have now planted
more than 40,000 trees"
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Why do we plant trees?
Breathe GiftTrees stands at the heart of a community of likeminded people who are committed to making a difference.
Together with our partners, other businesses, the clients of Breathe and you, we can and indeed have an impact at grassroots level – literally.
The natural environment is being challenged on many fronts, but planting new forests is an essential way to rebuild the land and clean carbon dioxide out of the air.
Trees and plants absorb CO2 and other greenhouse gasses, and the right mix leads to the creation of a self-sustainable ecosystem that replenishes the soil, raises the water level and provides natural insecticides.
Breathe GiftTrees works with the Sustainably Run Foundation and in association with the United Nations Environmental Programme’s ‘Plant For the Planet’ initiative to create newly reclaimed green zones in the Usambara Mountains of Northern Tanzania.
Not only do they help to restore health to the local environment and atmosphere, they also provide a natural habitat for wildlife and a viable, sustainable environment that produces harvests for local communities and provides the means with which they can lift themselves out of the poverty trap.
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The trees we plant and how they make a difference
Breathe GiftTrees are specially selected and planted in combination to create a viable, self-sustaining ecosystem that restores the soil, air, provides a natural habitat for wildlife and also important harvests for local communities – based upon the principles of sustainable farming.
The Moringa ‘miracle’ Tree
This marvel of nature is the main tool in our armory – it helps to extract carbon dioxide from the air, raises the water table, and restores the soil’s nutrients, laying the foundation for other species that create a live flora fence to keep cattle out, valuable crops for local communities to harvest, and natural insecticides that draw bugs away from the productive plants.
The Mango Tree
Rich in taste and with negligible fat content, the mango tree produces a fruit that has become hugely popular around the world. It is used in everything from fruit and chutneys to cooking, seasoning, and as a drink, and has a ready international market. Produced according to sustainable farming methods and provides local communities near the forests with a valuable business model and income.
The Papaya Tree
The sturdy papaya tree is well suited to the local conditions of the Usambara Mountains in Northern Tanzania, where it too forms an important sustainably grown cash crop for the local farming communities. The fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked, raw or ripened, and its leaves are also consumed in parts of the world, making this another valuable export product for the region.