It’s that time of year again - the time when we’re all busy running around in shops, or fervently scrolling through online stores, looking for great gifts to fill our Christmas stockings. We may be on a mission to find that one perfect present that we know will bring a smile to a certain loved one’s face, or we may be dashing through shops or clicking with wild abandon, hoping to find gifts that “speak” to us, only to end up near tears between crowded aisles.
When we considered how to give back this holiday season as a company, we acknowledged that many Vaimoers feel passionately about returning to a greener world, a world that is getting paler by the minute. From implementing recycling systems at Vaimo offices, to using merchandise that is eco-friendly, we try our best to minimise our carbon footprint on our shared planet. The treasure of the earth, the tropical forests, are the world’s most diverse ecosystems and they are home to at least 50% of all species, despite only covering 7% of land surface.
Gorillas, orangutans, and tree leopards live side-by-side with indigenous populations, whose lives and culture depend on the life-giving tropical forests. Our rain forests are also vital for the fragile balance of the atmosphere and our global climate. Jungles play an essential role in water cycles, and are significant for local water supply because they bind rainwater to soil.
Every year, millions of hectares of tropical forest is destroyed and many species are dangerously close to extinction. The next 10 to 20 years are crucial in determining whether all of us, the earth’s inhabitants, can reverse this alarming trend together. World Wildlife Fund is one of the pioneers in the effort to preserve tropical forests and the abundant diversity they contain. Today, the WWF has kickstarted projects on all continents, from the rain forests in Brazil, to the mountain gorillas forests of Central Asia, to jungles in Madagascar and Indonesian forests - to name a few.
We are happy to share that Vaimo will donate 5200 euros to contribute to the wonderful cause of saving our green planet. Together, as One Vaimo, we will make a difference. CLICK HERE to donate to this worthy foundation that is working to make the world better for all of us.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Vaimoers Around the World!