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One million trees planted – NIKIN reaches another milestone

Incredible but true: NIKIN, together with the community, has planted a million trees. Since it was founded in 2016, the Lenzburg company has planted one tree for every product sold. And now, four and a half years later, I can proudly look back on a million trees – tree by tree.

Incredible but true: NIKIN, together with the community, has planted a million trees. Since it was founded in 2016, the Lenzburg company has planted one tree for every product sold. And now, four and a half years later, I can proudly look back on a million trees - tree by tree.

one Million Trees Logo vor Wald

 

What started with a beer idea has now become a million trees planted. When the two NIKIN founders Robin Gnehm and Nicholas Hänny met in the McArthurs Pub in Lenzburg in 2016, neither of them would have thought that their idea would make the world so much greener - or more precisely: greener by a whole million trees.

Proud and grateful NIKIN family

On April 2, 2020, NIKIN celebrated the 500,000th. Tree. Just a few months later, the number of trees planted doubled. “We have to get a million trees planted first. “It’s so incredible that we can’t quite believe it ourselves,” says Nicholas Hänny, co-founder and CEO. «We would like to thank everyone who made this possible: employees, friends, family, customers. Something like this is only possible with the right people at your side,” adds Robin Gnehm, co-founder and CPO.

The importance of planting trees

Why does NIKIN actually plant trees? Because it is extremely important for nature! We learn it in elementary school: trees clean the air. They store carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which is vital for us. They also act as drinking water storage. But that's not all: they are also an important element when it comes to preventing events such as avalanches, floods, landslides and the like. Trees also increase biodiversity and are the habitat of many animal species. But people also depend on trees: they create jobs, provide food and are a popular place to relax.

Tree by tree – the million is just the beginning

NIKIN is very, very proud to have had such an enormous impact on nature in such a short time. However, this is just the beginning. Tree by tree will continue to contribute to global reforestation in the future. After all, 46% of the world's forests have already been destroyed. An area of ​​forest the size of a football field disappears every second. However, around 80% of all creatures that live on land depend on forests. And 1.6 billion people earn their living from trees.

Our planting partner One Tree Planted

Since its founding, NIKIN has been able to count on its reliable partner One Tree Planted. This non-profit organization plants trees on behalf of NIKIN within large campaigns. One Tree Planted was founded in 2015, shortly before NIKIN. NIKIN regularly communicates with One Tree Planted and the founders of both companies have visited each other several times. One Tree Planted planted a total of 4 million trees in 2019.

A product as a reminder

We cannot sufficiently express our joy, pride and gratitude in words, videos or a product. But as a reminder of this great milestone in NIKIN's history, we would like to launch a very special product: We have decided to produce a special edition of the TreeShopper. This TreeShopper should always remind us and our customers that every tree makes a difference - tree by tree.

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