Smoky and I believe that it is important to give back whenever possible. We've teamed up with i=Change -- a transparent charity organization who forward 100% of retailer’s donations to carefully chosen development projects. Each project has undergone a thorough examination and is believed to be one of the best non-governmental organizations in their field of development.
Through i=Change, we donate $1 from every purchase to the project of your choice. Simply shop as usual. After you checkout, the i=Change platform will appear and you get to choose where our donation goes. You will be able to choose from three of the following projects that Smoky Willow has selected:
RESTORE THE LAND
"We will plant 500 million trees and shrubs to store carbon, create quality habitat for native wildlife, and restore degraded farmland. These 500 million trees and shrubs will absorb over 1.3 million tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, and reduce atmospheric carbon pollution."
Fifty dollars donated to this project plants enough trees and shrubs to store one ton of carbon dioxide.
EDUCATE A GIRL
"In the male-dominated slums of Calcutta, girls come second in every way. They are rarely sent to school, and often end up forced into child marriages, child labor or sex trafficking. By providing education and academic tutoring, Her Future Coalition ensures that girls have the chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and exploitation by getting a quality education."
One dollar and fifty cents donated to this project pays for a day of high quality education for a girl in a Calcutta slum.
RESTORE THE REEF
"The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. It’s under threat. Greening Australia and Traditional Owners are working to restore 2,000 hectares of eroded land and 10,000 hectares of wetlands by 2030. This will prevent 400,000 tons of sediment from polluting the Reef each year, improving water quality, the Reef’s resilience to climate change, and the livelihoods and well being of Indigenous Australians."
Fifty dollars donated to this project prevents one ton of sediment from reaching the Great Barrier Reef.
All quotes come from the i=Change website.