Tuesday Tip: We planted 26,360 trees on Giving Tuesday!
We planted 26,360 trees on Giving Tuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that follows the shopping sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year’s event, on November 27, saw millions of people in over 150 countries around the world give their time, resources and talents to address challenges in their communities and make positive change.
CREDO celebrated Giving Tuesday by giving our planet a lot of green. And not just on Giving Tuesday, but on every Tuesday in December!
In partnership with Trees for the Future, we planted over 26,360 trees in Sub-Saharan Africa: 100 trees for every phone we sold on Giving Tuesday and every Tuesday in December and 10 trees for every call we received to inquire about CREDO Mobile or CREDO Energy.
These trees will not only make the earth a greener place and help fight climate change, they’ll also make a real difference in the lives of many people in Sub-Saharan Africa. This year, we supported Trees for the Future in helping 12 families escape extreme poverty by transitioning their lands from a cycle of destructive farming to a “forest garden” system that sustains and empowers them.
A forest garden is a system of fast-growing trees, fruit and nut trees, hardwoods and food crops all planted together. It’s a way to quickly and efficiently transform overused and exhausted lands to a sustainable microenvironment that provides families with food, firewood, livestock feed, and products to sell at market. A forest garden typically brings a 400% increase in a family’s annual income in just four years. It also slows erosion, fixes nitrogen in the soil, cools the land and boosts biodiversity.
The 26,360 trees we planted in partnership with Trees for the Future on Giving Tuesday will make a real difference in people’s lives and in our planet’s future. If you’re a CREDO Mobile or CREDO Energy customer, thanks. You made this possible. If you’re not a CREDO Mobile or CREDO Energy customer, please consider joining our movement today and help us make a difference in the world.