When planting a tree is just a click away, you can do it everywhere and in everything – even your favourite pair of Louboutins. Which is great, ’cause whether you know it or not, your life revolve around trees. And right now, they could use all the clicks they can get.
Why? Well, we keep cutting them down, and when we cut down trees without replanting, we lose out on all the things they help us do. Our tall friends store carbon that would otherwise bully our atmosphere, and provide us with the oxygen we need to sing along to Beyoncé. (Definitely a must-have, then.) They also give us the paper we use to absent-mindedly scribble the words ‘Mrs DiCaprio’ over and over when we should rather be focusing on a conference call.
That makes trees our planet’s VIPs – but we don’t treat them that way. Our lifestyle demands mean that forests are destroyed at a scary rate, and our tree population is quickly dwindling. Scarier still, when trees are burnt or cut down, they release nasty greenhouse gasses. This has led call deforestation and tree-felling becoming bigger contributors of toxic emissions than all the world’s planes, trains and cars combined. Yikes!
Let’s do our bit and not just love our trees in a park. Help to repopulate our forests and add your strength to Unilever’s campaign to combat climate change. In an effort to halve their impact on the planet, Unilever has teamed up with Wildands to plant one-million trees in our beautiful country.
Where do you sign up? Take the Unilever and Wildands pledge, and leave more than your lipstick mark for future COSMO queens. One tree will be planted for every signature that’s pledged, erasing any need for ‘treefugees’. Colour us impressed – and consider us signed up!