Our friends at Keep It Cool are fighting climate change the good old fashion way, by mobilizing the community and its visitors to plant trees in the Snowy Mountains. This seemingly simple plan fights climate change by drawing down carbon from the atmosphere, and we couldn’t be happier about our involvement for the 2021 Australian season.
Launched by filmmaker Lucas Wilkinson last year, the Keep It Cool organisation is based out of Jindabyne and is quickly gaining momentum. The idea was born from a need to enable the outdoor, skiing and snowboarding communities to get behind a direct-action climate initiative, where donors, brands and volunteers can see, touch and feel the feedback of their actions. Many businesses we know want to put up a fight against climate change in a way that will be meaningful in 30 years time, and contributing directly to trees being planted is an effective way to do that. At $5 per tree, contributors take satisfaction in knowing what they’re going to get for their dollar, while volunteers take joy in being able to literally plants trees without having to have their own land or resources.
Plant a Tree Campaign
Here at oyuki.aus we’re proud to be contributing financially to Keep it Cool for the 2021 Australian season and will be running the Plant a Tree campaign throughout the winter. Each month we’ll nominate a product for this campaign, and for each of that item sold through our website we’ll plant one tree with Keep it Cool. For every 10th tree planted, we’ll plant another tree!
Keep an eye out for our Plant a Tree Campaign products, which will be announced in our newsletters.
Other Ways to Get Involved
The Keep it Cool team have been putting loads of work in behind the scenes this summer and have secured funding to plant over 8055 trees, so they are going to need some help! If you’re in or nearby the Snowy Mountains and want to volunteer your time please be sure to put the planting days in your calendar:
Saturday March 27th – “Illalangi” | Dalgety
April 3-6 and 9-13 – Kids easter festival planting days at Thredbo
Saturday April 10th ‘ “Home Valley” | Cooma
For more information on how the process works in terms of finding land, funding and other parts of the process check out their blog.