Black Mamba Celebrates #MandelaDay by Launching NEW CO2 Offset Initiative
Black Mamba has always taken pride in being an earth-friendly business, and ensuring that our factory processes and procedures are as sustainable as possible. However, we believe that it's essential to go above and beyond for Mother Earth. So, we've decided to take a big step forward in our commitment to the environment!
Starting on #MandelaDay this year, for every overseas shipment of our products that goes out into the world, we will be planting five trees, and hoping to increase this number while we increase our footprint in the world. We are stepping up our game to offset the CO2 emissions generated by our shipments and make a lasting impact on the planet we all cherish.
It's no secret that international shipping contributes significantly to carbon emissions. According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the shipping industry accounts for around 2.2% of global CO2 emissions. By planting five trees for every overseas shipment, we're taking a significant stride towards reducing our carbon footprint and doing our part for the environment.
Now, you might be wondering, "Why trees?" Well, the benefits of planting trees are immense! Trees act as nature's air purifiers, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing life-giving oxygen. They help combat climate change by sequestering carbon, which in turn reduces the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Trees also play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity, providing habitats for various animal species.
As part of our tree-planting initiative, we've chosen to plant local fruit trees like wild plums and indigenous trees such as kiaat. Wild plum trees are known to be drought tolerant and offer welcome shade in rural areas. The fruit is edible, and very tasty when preserved as a jam. Overall, it is an excellent permaculture and edible landscaping tree.
On the other hand, kiaat trees are the pride of Eswatini! These magnificent trees offer fantastic shade and grow beautifully in our region. Their wood is highly prized for its strength and durability, making them an essential resource for various traditional uses and crafts later in their life cycle.
For now, we're planting these trees on a plot close to our premises in Eswatini. This way, we can nurture and take care of them as they grow. But our ultimate vision is to collaborate with organisations and entities that can benefit from having these trees in their environment. Together, we can spread the green goodness far and wide!
We are immensely grateful for your continued support as we continue on our important journey of sustainability and environmental responsibility. With your help, we believe we can make a real difference and create a better, greener future for generations to come.
So, every time you order from Black Mamba, not only will you receive top-notch products, but you'll also be contributing to a greener planet. Together, let's sow the seeds of positive change, one tree at a time.
Thank you for being a part of our eco-conscious community. Let's grow and thrive together!