THANK YOU for your incredible support of Luna & Rose. As a planet focussed business that is always looking at ways in which we can minimise our impact on the planet and give back through our products and purchases, we were absolutely STOKED with our Green Friday efforts for 2020.
Together, we managed to plant 322 trees in Indonesiato help restore areas in which deforestation has taken over the homes and habitats of the endangered (and awesome!) Orangutans.
Why Tree's you say?
That's a great question.
After oceans, forests are the world’s largest storehouses of carbon.
They provide ecosystem services that are critical to human welfare. These include:
Absorbing harmful greenhouse gasses that produce climate change. In tropical forests alone, a quarter of a trillion tons of carbon is stored in above and below ground biomass
Providing clean water for drinking, bathing, and other household needs
Protecting watersheds and reducing or slowing the amount of erosion and chemicals that reach waterways
Providing food and medicine
Serving as a buffer in natural disasters like flood and rainfalls
Providing habitat to more than half of the world’s land-based species
"The importance of forests cannot be underestimated.
We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Yet, despite our dependence on forests, we are still allowing them to disappear."
Incredibly Interesting Tree Facts:
80,000 acres of the worlds forests disappear from the Earth everyday
The world's rainforests could completely vanish in 100 years at the current rate of deforestation
28,000 species are expected to become extinct in the next 25 years due to deforestation
12.4 million acres of forests are permanently converted to growing commodity crops such as Palm Oil each year
15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation
22kg or 48lbs of CO2 is sequested by 1 mature tree each year!!
Forests provide jobs for more than 13 million people across the world
In addition, 300 million people live in forests, including 60 million indigenous people. Yet, we are losing them. Between 1990 and 2015, the world lost some 129 million ha of forest, an area the size of South Africa. When we take away the forest, it is not just the trees that go. The entire ecosystem begins to fall apart, with dire consequences for all of us.
I highly recommend you to go and watch the most recent David Attenborough documentary on Netflix. He puts the current global climate crisis into perspective and easily digestible snippets for us, including actionable steps for us all.
We are so proud to have such a caring, kind, conscious and planet-focussed community along with us here at Luna & Rose. Thank you for your support, for planting tree's with us and being aware. We're in this together x
There’s a lot of chat out there about jewellery and we wanted to debunk a few of the myths that you may have heard over the years. From the history of Pearls to the truth about Solid Gold. Here are 8 Jewellery Myths debunked - So you can sleep easy (and let your Aunty know the real deal over your next family dinner) sharing the real facts about tarnishing, Gold, pearls and much more.
If you're a travel-lover like us (dur - who isn't), then there's a high chance you are already following Brodie from @locationlost over on instagram where she shares her life on the road, living out of her **super stylin** van with her partner Nick & cute pooch Quinn. Based in Western Australia, Brodie & Nick share their incredible adventures, drool-worthy landscapes they get to experience in Aus and share honest conversations about a life lived on the road. It's not all cute shots (and cute outfits)!
Nothing quite beats a delicious Soba Noodle Salad. They're often rare to find out and about but when you find one, with the perfect dressing - Oooh wee it's a jolly good feeling, one you want to bottle up & come back to meal after meal. And so with the emphasis on food & sharing around Christmas, I wanted to do exactly that. Share one of my favourite Soba Noodle Salad recipes so that you too, can relish in these flavours & treat your tastebuds (and others!) this festive season.