CTL is proud to announce that we are working with ecodrive, a provider of nature-based sustainability solutions, to plant a native mangrove tree for every online order.
CTL’s climate-positive initiative, which plants blockchain verified trees on a dedicated plot of land in Madagascar, not only reduces carbon emissions, it also combats poverty by creating jobs for local villagers. Every 100 trees planted creates one entire workday for a villager in need.
“Since launching our initiative to plant one blockchain verified tree for every online order earlier this month, we’ve funded the planting of over 1200 trees, which will remove over 830,000 pounds of CO2 over the tree’s lifetime.,” explained Erik Stromquist, CTL’s CEO. “Planting mangrove trees is one of the most efficient ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint,protect coastal ecosystems, and stimulate local economies.”
Planting Mangroves is an essential step in protecting the future of the planet. With their deep root system, Mangroves are one of the most effective ways to reduce carbon emissions from the atmosphere; research has shown that they can store two to four times more carbon than trees in other mature tropical forests, making them one of Earth's highest density terrestrial ecosystems for storing carbon (Fatoyinbo et al., 2017). Mangrove trees also reduce coastal soil erosion and provide essential habitats for wildlife living along the coastlines where they are planted.
Africa's Congo Basin is home to 60% of the continent's biodiversity, but it is facing a serious threat due to its current deforestation rate - four times higher than the global average. This not only endangers local communities but also impacts the planet. To help solve this problem, CTL and ecodrive have partnered to plant trees in protected regions of Madagascar. This reforestation project at these locations can be scaled up for maximum effect to best protect Africa's natural environment for future generations.
You Could Win this Folding Electric Bike!
In support of our commitment to sustainability and our new climate-positive initiative to plant a tree for every online order, we are giving away an eco-friendly electric bike. For every online order, you will be entered to win a Wooken 500W 20" fat tire folding electric bike. This sweepstakes applies to all online orders placed on CTl.net through March 31, 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Contest rules.