TreeSisters – we are taking a stand for trees

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Khalil Gibran

At Botanical Bliss, we love having the opportunity to support businesses doing incredible work creating natural products in a sustainable way. We passionately believe in working for and supporting businesses who value purpose alongside profit; be it B Corps, purpose driven visionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs, independent brands and small businesses with heart.

We’re also proud in turn to support groups and organisations campaigning the issues our natural world, humankind and overall environmental challenges we face today. One of the initiatives we incorporate into our own sales strategy is to allocate funds towards tree planting and in support of the mission of TreeSisters.

TreeSisters are all about inspiring restoration. Founded by the passionate, heart-centred thought leader Clare Dubois, TreeSister’s mission is to rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation. They work to build collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation.

“TreeSisters is permission to dream, to get radical, to get real, to put self doubt to one side and prepare to astonish yourself. When you let Her into your heart, prepare to overflow with outrageous creativity – and a feeling that you’ll never quite be the same again.”
– Clare Dubois, Founder of TreeSisters

Treesisters are essentially women taking a stand for trees.

“Together, we are discovering how to give our gifts and rise as a force of Nature on behalf of Nature. In sisterhood, we realize that we are not alone in our longings and dreams and that our togetherness is vital. By listening deeply – to the Earth, ourselves, and each other – we can bring through a different consciousness and quality of leadership that can help our species transform and rediscover ourselves as restorers of life.”

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Why trees?

Forests are fundamental life forms. They are the only natural habitat for some animals and insects – it’s estimated 80-90% of all earth’s animals and plants live in forests or inhabit the rivers and streams around forest areas. Forests are also home to some of the world’s most endangered species.

Not only are forests also the lungs of the planet, purifying the atmospheric air and releasing oxygen, they also help to stabilise and regulate atmospheric temperatures by absorbing the sun’s radiant heat, promoting rainfall and providing a cooling affect.

One of the most striking visual reminders of the state of our natural world are the images we see of the destruction of native forests all around the world. Where large swathes of trees are cleared to make way for agriculture, mining or some or other for-profit initiative.

Trees have been held sacred in most cultures both ancient and modern. However as the world’s population grows so does the demand for food, resources and land.

“Despite decreased deforestation rates in some regions, forest ecosystems are still under great threat. According to WRI research, 30 percent of global forest cover has been cleared, while another 20 percent has been degraded. Most of the rest has been fragmented, leaving only about 15 percent intact.

To research and confirm for yourself how forests are changing around the world I highly recommend Global Forest Watch. It is free and simple to use, enabling anyone to create custom maps, analyze forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world.

Is deforestation the inevitable outcome of the way we choose to live? Perhaps, but it all depends on how we respond from today going forward. We know how to stop the continued destruction of forests but the financial and market incentives prevail and are stronger than the collective decision to stop. Hence proactive restoration is the one thing we can actively do to reduce the impact and counter the resulting imbalance.

Planting trees and restoring indigenous forests is the greatest act of love and dedication to healing the planet and in the process ourselves. Reforestation not only means helping the environment but also counters our impact on the world.

That is why we support TreeSisters: Together we are taking collective action on behalf of the planet, together we are finding a positive solution by uniting women.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. – Herman Hesse

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