O-Live & Co. Partners with One Tree Planted for Reforestation
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the charitable organization, One Tree Planted! Whenever you order your favorite O-Live extra virgin olive oil through our new online store, you will also be supporting the planting of and caring for a tree in California!
The inspiration for this partnership came to us after seeing the devastation brought by the 2017 wildfires to the people of California. This campaign will help California’s environment recover from that disaster, and we are grateful for this opportunity to help in that recovery process by planting at least 8,000 trees.
Trees are the lifeblood of what we do at O-Live & Co. and are a necessity for the many olive farmers across California, which made the decision to take on this mission an easy one. We want to do as much as we can to help California recover, while fighting back against the changes to our climate that make these disasters more frequent and intense.
Trees play a vital role in the balance of our planet and its ecosystems. Planting trees and forests has many positive impacts including:
- Reducing air pollution, which is at an all-time high worldwide
- Preventing flooding and helping to filter water
- Capturing and storing carbon dioxide, mitigating excess CO2 and global warming
- Creating the oxygen needed by all life.
- Creating valuable habitat for wildlife and biodiversity.
- Preventing desertification and the loss of soil quality.
- Providing a sustainable economic resource for poor communities.
- Addressing the effects of climate change.
This partnership and its various positive effects reflect O-Live & Co.’s desire to achieve positive environmental, social, and economic impact. O-Live & Co. run a certified carbon neutral operation, we offset our carbon emissions by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Our state-of-the-art mill is eco-friendly and uses geothermal temperature controls, our groves are watered with a solar-powered irrigation system, and no part of our olives go unused – from the skin to the pit.
About One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity based in Shelburne, Vermont, that helps with global reforestation efforts. They work with reforestation partners around the world to help plant trees in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. For every dollar donated, one tree is planted. www.onetreeplanted.org