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Forest and trees breathe in carbon-dioxide and breathe out oxygen. They also provide a dynamic ecosystem for plants, animals, insects and mushrooms.
At MamaP we will offset our carbon-footprint by donating to organizations that plant seagrass.
We love that bamboo is a super plant! It’s often labeled as the world’s most renewable material and is the fastest growing woody plants. Bamboo absorbs five times more carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than a similar group of trees. Requiring no pesticides and very little water, this plant regenerates itself, reduces erosion, and nourishes the soil.
There are loads of fun facts to share, but you can see why we are in love bamboo’s sustainable features. Bamboo is the perfect plastic alternative for a healthy home.
We are committed to offsetting MamaP’s carbon footprint by donating to The Ocean Foundation’s Blue Carbon program.
Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has increased the acidity of the ocean by 30% and has increased the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere by over 35%. About 1/3 of all emissions in the past 200 years have been absorbed by the ocean, causing an average pH decrease of ocean surface waters.
Our shared ocean is especially vulnerable to the adverse impacts from human emissions of greenhouse gases. These impacts, which are already being experienced, include: air and water temperature changes, seasonal shifts, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, sea level rise, and fishery declines. In addition, we can expect more extreme weather events (droughts, floods, storm surges) both in intensity and frequency.
We proudly support The Ocean Foundation’s Seagrass Grow program
Since 2008, The Ocean Foundation (TOF) has been involved in many coastal restoration projects and has widely promoted the concept of Blue Carbon — the capacity of the natural ecosystems of seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves to take up and sequester large quantities of carbon in both the plants themselves and the sediment below. Recognizing that this concept could help address and mitigate climate change while promoting ocean health, TOF has made an effort to protect and restore these coastal systems while investing in the science and viability of blue carbon.
What is Seagrass?
Seagrasses are flowering plants found in shallow salty and brackish waters in many parts of the world, from the tropics to the Arctic Circle.
Seagrass habitats are up to 35x more effective than Amazonian rainforests in converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. Seagrasses are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world providing shelter and food to an incredibly diverse community of animals, from tiny invertebrates to large fish, crabs, turtles, marine animals and birds.