2019 marks our ninth year taking carbon reduction action. Since then, we have taken our impact beyond Taiwanese green salons, reaching our international partners across the globe and inspiring them to organize tree planting projects. We have the power to spread the tree seedlings we hold in our hands and ignite hope for a greener future.
Did you know that planting one more tree on earth can help reduce 11 kg of carbon dioxide each year? For instance, trees curb climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; they filter air, store carbon and improve soil fertility. The Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan of Taiwan describes wood as a storeroom for carbon dioxide; as long as it’s not incinerated or decaying, carbon can be stored in there for a long period of time. The connection between the woods and nature help maintain a balanced ecosystem and the environment we live in is linked to nature. That is why a sustainable future is only possible if we protect the trees the same way they protect us.
Plant trees, save nature
In April of 2019, O’right’s team in China made arrived at a village in Wenzhou to begin their journey of planting seeds of hope. A city in Zhejiang province surrounded by the East China Sea, Wenzhou is rich in natural resources and is considered the cradle of Chinese civilization due to its long history. It is also the home to many Chinese bayberry trees, which are known for its high economic and medicinal values.
Wenzhou has had more than 500 years growing Chinese bayberry, the main source of income for local farmers. Chinese bayberry forms nitrogen-fixing nodules on their roots following actinomycete infection. The O’right team of China specifically chose Wenzhou as their destination to plant trees, reduce carbon and protect our forests.
Planting seeds for a better future
Marking their 6th year organizing the tree planting project, O’right’s China distributors have managed to reach more green salons and communities and make a bigger impact in China. This year is also the first time salons from Jiangsu showed their support and participated in the event, making us more determined on our belief that small steps can make changes to the environment.
In 2018, we became a zero carbon certified organization with zero carbon products, which greatly motivates our green partners to move towards achieving zero impact. They enthusiastically picked up their tools and started planting seeds in the soil, creating a comfortable and safe home for trees like the one we would like to create for the world. “Planting trees for our future generations is our duty and responsibility. We hope that our efforts, albeit small, can turn into something bigger and make a greener difference,” one of our green partners happily said.
Even the summer heat couldn’t stop them from doing what’s best for younger generations, for humanity and for planet earth. As global citizens, no matter where we are from or what language we speak, we believe that everyone can help plant trees and save nature. Our goal is to ignite the power of collective action and give the world a better and brighter tomorrow.