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How everyone can do something about deforestation

Despite the benefits that people benefit from every day, the tree is not everywhere given as much respect as it deserves. Forest clearing is carried out ruthlessly around the world. This is due to motives such as the exploitation of natural resources, the creation of fields for agriculture or the conversion of forests into plantations. We'll tell you what you can do about it!

Some of them have been standing in the same place for hundreds of years and defy wind and weather. They provide shade on hot summer days and offer protection when it rains. They can be found in all sizes and shapes. Their wood can be made into all kinds of furniture or serves as a source of heat in winter. They offer protection and food not only to people, but also to animals. They serve as models in proverbs and in “Lord of the Rings” they are even humanized and take part in the battle for Middle-earth – with hobbits on their shoulders, of course.

Right, I'm talking about the tree. The fact that this is an all-rounder is also shown by the fact that it brings with it benefits that are certainly hidden to some. Until now!

Take a look at the exciting facts about the tree.

  1. Like every plant, the tree produces oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis.
  2. The tree filters dust and particles from the air. That’s why it’s also called the city’s “green lung”.
  3. The tree stores carbon, which it removes from the air. In doing so, he makes an important contribution to combating climate change.
  4. The forest floor stores large amounts of water and thus prevents flooding.
  5. The forest offers a home to countless animal and plant species.
  6. The forest is a suitable place to relax and unwind.


    Despite the benefits that people benefit from every day, the tree is not everywhere given as much respect as it deserves. Forest clearing is carried out ruthlessly around the world. This is due to motives such as the exploitation of natural resources, the creation of fields for agriculture or the conversion of forests into plantations. As a result, 4 go every year.2 million hectares of virgin forest lost. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an area of ​​forest equivalent to the size of half a football field is destroyed every second (!) worldwide. Brazil is most affected by deforestation, followed by Indonesia and the Congo. In these countries the rainforest, which protects the earth's surface from warming through haze clouds, is shrinking most drastically. Deforestation destroys our protective shield, so to speak.

    If you are now thinking that the current situation is worrying but that you can't do anything about the disappearing rainforest anyway, then you are completely wrong! Deforestation, regardless of where and to what extent it occurs, affects each of us. Once you become aware of the diverse consequences of deforestation for the first time, it can hardly be ignored. The consequences of global deforestation range from a lack of habitat for plants and animals to threats to biodiversity. An increase in greenhouse gases is promoted by deforestation, thereby giving climate change another OK. In addition, indigenous peoples are losing their livelihoods and natural disasters such as droughts or floods will occur more frequently due to deforestation.

    Do you still think that deforestation is none of your business? No? Good thing!

    Then read through the following tips and you will see that they can be implemented by anyone - especially you.

    1. You have already read about the wonderful and useful properties the tree has. So fight against deforestation and plant trees! Either with NIKIN in collaboration with OneTreePlanted or why don't you just try it yourself? You can find step-by-step instructions here: Tree care portal.
    2. We all know Google. But how about an alternative? Try ecosia.org! Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its revenue to reforestation projects such as:b from volcano or mountain slopes. If you use Ecosia for more than 45 searches, you plant a tree yourself. Take a look - it's worth it!
    3. Keep your paper use as minimal as possible! NIKIN has also set itself the goal of becoming paperless. That's why your invoice will only be sent to you as a PDF by email. Unfortunately, shipping cannot yet be dispensed with; However, alternatives are being eagerly discussed.
    4. Since I won't advise you to give up toilet paper, I'll still give you a tip: buy recycled. The same applies to paper printed with notes from your fellow students or to coffee mugs, carrier bags, etc. Next time you go shopping, just make sure that no recycled alternative is offered. If so, then add it to your shopping cart!
    5. While we're on the subject of paper, be sure to choose FSC certified paper or paper from sustainably managed forests. If the paper costs a little more and you have initial doubts about it, then remember that you are doing it against the widespread deforestation that is widespread worldwide - and ultimately for the sake of future generations.

    By the way, Arbor Day takes place on the 25th. April. How about planting your (first) tree?

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