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Happy International Day of Forests 2021!

There's no doubt about the fact that spending time in nature can help improve our mental health. I personally love heading out to stretch my legs, going for a run in the forest whenever I get the chance. There’s nothing quite like the feel of the soft earth beneath my feet, the gentle breeze against my skin, and the smell of fresh air filling my lungs. 

Tour du Mont Blanc and its beautiful mountain scenery
If you squint enough, you can probably see me running through!

It’s devastating to know that over the last 5 years, the earth has suffered deforestation at an alarming rate of 10million hectares per year. While we may not physically see this immense loss in our day-to-day, the fact that we are all living on the same blue orb in this universe means we are all affected by this no matter how far away we are from it. Heatwaves, blizzards and rainstorms (sound familiar?) are but a handful of examples of the effects of global warming.

When I started Abloro Jewellery, I thought about the small things that I, as a small business owner, can do to make a positive impact in the climate crisis. One of the things I have always wanted to do was to make a contribution towards reforestation efforts and climate solution projects, from a portion of the proceeds made by Abloro Jewellery.

And so I am very excited to announce that I have partnered with Ecologi, an incredible platform that empowers small businesses like mine to make a difference in the environment.

Starting today, for every piece sold on my website, a tree is planted and protected in a mangrove in Madagascar. This means that with every piece of jewellery you buy from my shop, you're also investing towards making our lovely earth a better place. Talk about a feel-good purchase!

You can check the progress of Abloro Jewellery's donations to reforestation in the Sustainability Pledge linked below.

It’s but a little step towards where I’d love to be in terms of my environmental sustainability pledge for Abloro Jewellery, but if we don’t take these small steps, we’ll never get anywhere.

I hope this has inspired you to also make small changes in your day today that will help heal our little home. Check out some resources I shared below if you’d like to read more about some of the topics touched on by this blog post.

-Raissa

"Nature and mental health"- Mind.org.uk

The state of the world’s forests, 2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

We created Ecologi so people like you can actually take on the climate crisis - Ecologi

Abloro Jewellery's Sustainability Pledge

P.S. If you’d like some ideas on small changes you can make in your day-to-day to help the environment, check out Zero Waste Collective on Instagram

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