Go back in time hundreds of years, and you’d see acres and acres of lush green forests — about 6 billion hectares worth.
Today that number is just 4 billion hectares. And we’re losing 5 million hectares more each year. Trees all over the world have been cut down to make way for people, for housing and farmland, for industry.
Cleaning the Air
Along with oceans, plants, and soil, forests are carbon sinks.
They absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the air and remove it from the environment.
But with fewer trees and increasingly smaller forest cover, there’s more:
- circulating carbon dioxide
- noxious greenhouse gases
- heat trapped in our atmosphere.
Organizations across the world are doing critical work for the planet, reforesting regions like the:
- temperate rainforests in North America
- old growth rainforests in Southeast Asia.
At Exige, we’re working hard to do our part. In addition to our contributions to reforestation, we’ve made strides in cutting our personal carbon footprint. Some of the steps we’ve taken:
- Shifting our electricity to renewable sources
- Minimizing use of plastics and disposables
- Purchasing carbon offsets whenever we travel by plane… and only flying when it’s absolutely necessary.
We invite our partner corporations to each take small steps to better our world.