Lots of companies are helping the planet by planting new trees but there is a more powerful and immediate way to combat climate change - by protecting our existing rainforests. Rainforests are one of Earth’s most precious natural resources. They store vast quantities of carbon to slow climate change because a tree’s carbon absorption rate accelerates as it ages. This means that rainforests comprised of tall, old trees are some of the planet’s biggest carbon storehouses.
And rainforests also provide a home for wildlife and indigenous people who've guarded the rainforest for 1000's of years.
Experts estimate that we are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every single day due to rainforest deforestation. That equates to 50,000 species a year.
Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could disappear in less than 40 years.
Vinyl Revolution has become a proud member of One Tribe Global a climate action group partnering with the RainForest Trust to protect the earth's remaining rainforests. Every time you buy from Vinyl Revolution money will be donated to the Rainforest Trust to protect trees.
Here are the highlights of the Rainforest Trust’s incredible achievements to date:
- 34 MILLION ACRES PROTECTED
- 23.5 BILLION TREES PROTECTED
- 1000’S OF SPECIES PROTECTED IN UNIQUE THREATENED HABITATS AND HYPERDIVERSE HOTSPOTS
- 345 ENDANGERED MAMMALS PROTECTED
- 467 ENDANGERED BIRDS PROTECTED
- 250 ENDANGERED AMPHIBIANS PROTECTED
You can check the bottom of our website or our ethical and environmental page every day to see how many trees Vinyl Revolution has protected. It's always been fun buying from Vinyl Revolution and now you can save the rainforest too - what's not to love? Let's make this number skyrocket!