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FTLA Apparel has officially Partnered with The Eden Reforestation Projects 

 

After months of research and correspondence with various "Reforestation" organizations, FTLA Apparel has officially partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects!

As of April 10th, 2017 - FTLA Apparel has committed to donating 10 trees per every order/sale received. The donations will be made by FTLA Apparel to The Eden Projects to be used for the planting of trees. 

As the Founder & Owner of FTLA Apparel, The Animals are always on the forefront of my mind - Whether it's giving back to non-profit animal rescue organizations, spreading awareness about the countless ways animals are unnecessarily tortured, abused, exploited and slaughtered, or working to reverse the damage mankind has inflicted on our eco system as a whole, I want to do everything I possibly can to be  environmentally conscious, minimize our carbon footprint, help displaced wildlife, and so much more. 

A few months ago, after watching documentaries about global climate change and learning what the major factors/actions are that are causing it and the countless ways it's affecting every aspect of the lives, welfare, and preservation of non-human animals, as well as humans, Reforestation became something of a priority to me, as so many animals are forced out of their natural habitats every single day. This then causes a ripple affect and inevitably leaves them in dangerous, and most often, fatal situations.

The Palm Oil industry plays a huge role in deforestation, resulting in destroying trees and causing many forests becoming barren, (that means no life...)

Additionally, deforestation has negative affects on animals and the environment. The trees are home for thousands of species, and believe it or not orangutans are the animals which live mostly on trees. So naturally, my quest to find a legitimate, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focusses on reforestation on a global level, became a priority for me and for FTLA Apparel.

In truth, I didn't realize how complicated it was to find the solution to deforestation, specifically a legit non-profit reforestation organization that would not only provide me with the information, resources and transparency one would expect when looking to partner with a non-profit but also the means to share the progress and updates with my customers. I'm absolutely confident and impressed by the work of Eden Reforestation Projects and I'm thrilled to have officially partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects.

 

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that plants millions of trees every year on the behalf of donors, businesses, and foundations.

Their Mission is to:

  • Restore Native Forests
  • Shelter for Wildlife
  • Lift people out of extreme poverty 
  • Provide food for villagers
  • Shade
  • Medicines
  • Soil regeneration and climate regulation through a village-wide tree planting program

As of April 10th, 2017 - FTLA Apparel has committed to donating 10 trees per every order/sale received. The donations will be made by FTLA Apparel to The Eden Projects to be used for the planting of trees. 

I am very excited about this partnership and look forward to contributing to the reforestation across the globe and sharing the progress and trees planted by Eden Reforestation Projects. 

Kimberly Fawn Panzarella
Founder & Owner of FTLA Apparel 

 

EDEN PROJECTS IN MADAGASCAR

Why Madagascar?

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. 

{Click The Photographs Below to read more about Eden Projects Work and Progress in Madagascar}

 

EDEN PROJECTS IN NEPAL

Why Nepal?

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 The Photographs Below to read more about Eden Projects Work and Progress in Nepal}
 

 

Why Haiti?

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 The Photographs Below to read more about Eden Projects Work and Progress in Haiti}

Project Status

In mid 2015, our work in Ethiopia was placed on hold. The good news is that prior to this, Eden was able to complete the work at the original Udo Escarpment and Sidama Highlands sites. We are now looking for new partner groups in Ethiopia who share our values to care for the poor and the environment.

 

 

 

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