A TREE IS PLANTED WITH EVERY REFILL PURCHASED
By purchasing a Beauty Society refill, you are helping to replenish native trees and help alleviate extreme poverty through our ‘employ to plant’ environmental partnership with Eden Projects. Our goal is to plant hundreds of thousands of native trees in Madagascar, Haiti and Nepal. These specific regions have been ravaged by illegal logging and clear cutting that have destroyed the natural ecosystem.
The deforestation resulting from illegal logging and clear cutting reduces the environment for animals and the reduction of rainforests has been shown to have a direct connection to global warming. In addition to the impact trees and rainforests have on the environment, they also have a direct impact on the people that rely on them.
Wages the villagers receive empower the men and woman who have been rescued from human trafficking, are refugees and from extreme poverty to care for their families, and employ them to work on their small plot farms. Their job is very specific – reforest their nation. For every Beauty Society refill purchased a donation is made, a donation that results in the planting of another tree.
The donation provides the farmers with the tree, the wage to plant the tree and the tools necessary to do so. Your support will go towards teaching farmers about new tree varieties, and the knowledge of how planting trees with other crops can increase yields and income while restoring the soil.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REGIONS
Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea. And now the Malagasy people have no choice but to go into debt or sell themselves and their families into slavery just to survive. Click Here to learn more about planting in Madagascar
After decades of work and millions of dollars invested by the international community, Haiti remains one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth. With 98% of Haiti’s forests already gone, the UN estimates that 30% of the nations remaining trees are being destroyed each year. The majority of Haiti’s population uses charcoal as their primary cooking fuel, and charcoal production is a major cause of the continued deforestation of Haiti. This deforestation magnifies the effects of hurricanes and contributes to soil degradation which leaves people without anyway to farm their food. Click Here to learn more about planting in Haiti
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world and rural villagers in Nepal directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income. When the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at greatest risk. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, they often further degrade their lands in order to survive. In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty. Click Here to learn more about planting in Nepal