Philanthropy

Climate Change and Trees

According to scores of scientists all around the world, Climate Change is THE biggest threat and challenge man has ever faced. We touch on it much more extensively in our GreenInfo commentary on Climate Change, but because it is such an important issue—it’s not just important, and not to sound like an alarmist, but most climate experts believe that if we don’t address Climate Change aggressively head on, immediately, man’s future survival is very much at risk. I know that sounds extreme but the telltale signs are everywhere:

Not only are California’s, and other Western states, wildfire season’s more extreme, the “season” in some places has stretched into a year-long event. In 2018, the worst wildfire season on record, an estimated 18,000 structures were destroyed in California alone. And recently, each year’s wildfire season seems to cause more destruction and cost more lives than the year before.

There are many reasons why the fires are more frequent and more extreme, but they all are a partial cause of or result of Climate Change.

While it in itself will not prevent future wildfires, planting trees, hundreds-of-thousands or millions of them, can significantly help mitigate the problem of Climate Change.

Trees are vitally important for several reasons, but two of the most important ones are a.) during the process of photosynthesis trees take in vast amounts of carbon dioxide CO2 and convert it into much of the air that we breathe. And b.) the CO2 that they absorb is stored in them. According to researchers at North Carolina State University, "a single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old."

CrunchTime’s Tree-planting Initiative

CrunchTime has teamed up with the congressionally-chartered National Forest Foundation to help with their program of planting trees in our national forests all across the country. Chartered by Congress in October 1992 under the leadership of the United States Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation has planted many millions of trees from coast to coast.

More recently, they have set a very high goal of planting 50 million trees by 2023. With your help, CrunchTime will contribute mightily to that tremendous goal. Part of every purchase that you make at CrunchTime.me will go to contribute to the National Forest Foundation’s tree-planting initiative.

While many companies and organizations boast about directing 2% of their profits to charitable causes, CrunchTime donates a full three percent of sales to the National Forest Foundation. That is a HUGE difference. Think about it, if Company A commits to donating 2% of its profits to charity, and it sells $800,000 worth of widgets and earns $72,000 in Net Profits, their 2% donation amount to just $1,440—or less than one fifth of one percent. CrunchTime, on the other hand, with just $80,000 worth of sales, will donate $2,400 to charity—that’s more than 66% more money on ten percent of the revenue. You do the math.

Our donation on your Behalf

While you won’t receive a personalized certificate as was the case with our nearly ten-year venture with The Nature Conservancy’s Adopt-an-Acre program, helping to protect rain forest acreage in at risk rain forests all around the globe, you will get a “bark”, or two or three, or four for helping to plant trees, and help address the Climate Change crisis. So, for every $33.34 that you spend, you’ll help to plant one oxygen-producing, CO2-absorbing, home-to-millions-of-creatures tree.

And with that, we at CrunchTime . . . Mother Earth . . . and trillions and trillions of creatures who call Planet Earth home, thank you!