The Gift of Growth
Perhaps the most challenging factor facing the fight against climate change is division. The impact of global warming is insidious and scattered, leaving some regions visually untouched and others in ruins.
While California’s Camp and Woolsey wildfires continue to claim lives and leave hundreds unaccounted for, others are watching the devastation unfold from the safety of clean homes stocked with food, water, and the personal keepsakes that paint pictures of sentimental history.
Issues rarely impact the world’s population evenly, and it’s up to each of us to ask, “How can I help?”
For many families, the answer might be making sure their children safely escape the scorched structure that once housed holidays, play dates, and movie nights. For others, help might come in the form of adopting one or two environmentally friendly household policies.
It’s natural to feel powerless upon witnessing something as horrific as a wildfire, but we no longer have the luxury of choosing whether or not to help. It is our duty as consumers of nature’s bounty to ask how can we help.
Organizations like One Tree Planted have already done the work of identifying meaningful ways to help the environment. This 501c3 Non-Profit Organization plants trees and works to support groups who share their micro-reforestation values.
Their business model is simple: donate $1 to plant a tree. Peace of mind and lifted spirits are on the house!
If you prefer to directly receive material goods in exchange for your buck, you can find plenty of awe-inspiring gifts in Arbor Army’s own marketplace. A bar of soap blended with sweet roses and goat milk plants one tree, while a dainty, on-trend sapphire necklace plants two.
Stock up on Cardamom and Grapefruit Crystal soy candles to hand out this holiday season. Their natural citrine crystals are said to promote creativity, clarity, and creative thinking. They also come with the added bonus of opening a dialogue with friends and family about supporting reforestation efforts as soon as someone comments on how great the room smells.