Landyachtz – One Board One Tree
Over the season we have made note and tried to highlight the Landyachtz One Board One Tree initiative – they had some dope displays promoting the launch at AGENDA. Landyachtz has always been committed to their local community, greater BC and Canada, but are now taking it a step further and reflecting the more global brand presence with a wider environmental project to match their consumption. Check out the details below.
WE WILL PLANT ONE TREE FOR EVERY BOARD SOLD
We believe Maple is the best material for skateboards. Unfortunately that means removing maple trees from the environment. To give back to the environment we have decided that for every skateboard we sell, we will plant a tree. One tree produces at least 60 boards. So with our program, one tree will turn into at least 60 new trees planted. We are excited about what we can accomplish together. When you buy one of our boards, know that you are making a difference and improving the environment for future generations to enjoy.
We have partnered with Organizations who are making a positive impact not only through planting trees but through educating and empowering communities on proper forestry practises.
For every board we sell we will plant one tree! We got our team riders from around the world to explain.
Countries of team riders:
We chose Eden Projects because they focus on countries where extreme deforestation has not only affected the ecosystem but has destroyed the local economy as well. The Eden Projects plants trees where trees are desperately needed and employs the local community to plant these trees. This creates jobs, educates locals and leads to sustainable forestry and farming practises for generations to come. We are proud to be working with an organization that will not only help reverse deforestation but directly fight poverty in communities who are greatly affected by deforestation. They plant in: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Haiti and Nepal.
We have chosen to partner with Tree Canada because they are a Canadian Based organization who focus on the country where we source most of our trees for production. They have already planted millions of trees in both urban and rural Canada. We have created a unique program with Tree Canada and our efforts with them will focus on planting Maple Trees in southern Ontario. These trees will be planted in areas near where we hand choose our Maple trees for our Maple Skateboards. Tree Canada will ensure that Maples are planted in areas where they can thrive for years to come.
After years of poor forestry practices, Deforestation has become a huge problem in Uganda. Priceless farms is trying to change this by introducing proper practises and leading by example. We chose priceless farms as one of our partners because we have a close relationship with the founder so we know our dollars are going directly to helping the problem. After travelling to Uganda, Tom, one of the founders of Landyachtz, has seen first hand the positive social and environment impacts priceless is having.