Allcot supports ‘Stand for trees’ campaign, launched by CODE REDD
Allcot is one of the supporters of Stand for trees, a first-of-its kind consumer campaign that uses the power of social media and crowdfunding to enable everyone to take real and effective action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change. Through an innovative mobile web solution, individuals can now purchase ‘Stand For Trees Certificates’ – high-quality, REDD+ verified carbon credits – to help communities protect specific endangered forests and wildlife habitats by supporting sustainable livelihoods. In short, ‘STAND FOR TREES’ enables individuals and organizations to stand together to support forests as vital ecosystems in a variety of exciting ways which we look forward to sharing with you. RMDLT is one of the projects which people can support.
Forest habitat loss is the number one cause of species extinction worldwide and the second-leading emitter of carbon – it creates more emissions than all the world’s planes, trains, cars, trucks and ships combined. Stopping deforestation is therefore critical to tackling species extinction and curbing climate change. Yet we continue to lose a forest area the size of New York City every 48 hours.
The ‘Stand for Trees’ model places a value on forests as standing, living ecosystems. It provides an economic alternative for communities living in forested areas so that they have a real choice between destroying their environment for survival or pursuing a sustainable pathway to economic development. ‘Stand for Trees’ has the potential to change the game by certifiably demonstrating that trees in critical forest areas are more valuable alive than dead, and through a crowdfund model that allows everyday citizens to take action.
Do a tonne of good
Every time we purchase a Stand For Trees Certificate, we do a tonne of good. That’s because each Certificate prevents one metric tonne of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. Each purchase preserves threatened forests, protects wildlife, and empowers communities — all the while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The fact is, purchasing a Stand for Trees Certificate is one of the most effective things an individual can do to combat climate change.
Stand For Trees also leverages the power of social media to share and unite grassroots support for critical Code REDD projects.