#78 of 101 > Get 70 Trees Planted | TenTree | Yes 10 | Spread The Love | Canadian Company | Doing The Right Thing

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TenTree

I recently got two TenTree products.  From the label you get a little code that you can register on the website and it will show you where your 10 trees will be planted.  They were on Dragon’s Den and from that exposure has made it a great new brand on the Canadian marketplace and now it’s starting to branch out world wide.  I have posted a long video below of them on Dragon’s Den as well as a pretty cool video that explains more behind the scenes look at the founders and the company with starting this venture.  It’s pretty cool and recommend.

It’s on my list of 101 Things To Do in 1001 days… so I need a total of 70 trees.  I presently have 30 trees with 3 things purchased.  Very easy goal.

Update:  30!  10 more trees in Madagascar with a new tshirt purchased 16Mar16

Ten trees can have an incredible impact on the ecosystems they plant in. All trees planted are local species, often times in some of the harshest regions.   They use “pioneer” species to ensure survival and often plant more than ten trees per item to guarantee ten trees SURVIVE for every item sold. They aim to plant in areas that have the greatest need.

Madagascar, where mangrove forests have been devastated, leaving locals with infertile farm land and completely wiping out thriving ecosystems.

Here is the first 20 that were planted in Madagascar from my first purchase.

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At tentree, manufacturing is one of the key areas where they pursue social equity and environmental sustainability. It is a widely held belief that the garment manufacturing industry is oppressive and irresponsible. Not only do they believe that we are capable of changing this; they believe that it is their responsibility to do so.  To make a broad sweeping statement that tentree will avoid all international production is to accept that there are issues that cannot be fixed. Instead, we work to change the apparel industry through transparency, dedication, and diligence.

1-nov tumblr 20141-004I think it’s a cool brand that I want to get the kids connected with.  You can’t have enough hoodies and T’s in your rotation.

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From the website you can get it at “Boathouse” locations at different malls and Sporting Life in Toronto carries the line.

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New Kicks | For the Gym

Just picked up some shoes with some online Black Friday shopping in Nova Scotia online from Nike.ca.  Two little pairs for the gym.  Just basic light weight Nikes.  Little did I know that Chantal was in Ontario when I was in Nova Scotia buying these and she bought the same pair but in a different colour.  Great minds think the same. 😉

While I was at it… picked up some ugly J’s.  Kind of ugly.  These are just little shoes for the gym also.  Can’t beat $49 dollar size 13 J’s that have little things from the 1988 model.

 

Jordan Eleven’s | GOAT

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in 2000, i picked up a pair of size 13 elevens.  i remember when they came out… i was not that much of a fan of them and they grew on me and now i just love them.  they were in the movie space jam.

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i’ve played basketball in them inside and i honestly can’t believe i’ve had them for 17 years.  wtf.

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these were released in 1995.  created by Tinker Hatfield and he wanted to use materials not used in any basketball shoes.  in 1995 they retailed for $124.99 back in the day.  in 2000, i picked them up for two hundred bones.  when money started the season after coming back at the end of the 95 playoffs, the bulls went 72-10 with J in the 11’s.  J won the championship on Father’s Day one year after his father was taken from him.  this shoe was his comeback shoe and sealed his second three-peat.

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my kicks

Nike HyperFuse Supreme | Orange | 2012 | Coming Back Out

Bought these in 2012 and played a whack outside back then and have not worn them since.  I put them away for the future.  I’m going to start wearing them again on the courts and at the gym.  Love how light they are.  Picked up size 14 for these ones.

Going to really step up my “hoops” game and get ready for the summer outdoor season.

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Nike ACG Aqua Sock | I’ve Owned These For Twenty Seven Years!

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Designed by Geoff Hollister, the Aqua Sock was about as simple as a shoe could get – a slip-on sock with a thin rubber outsole. That was it.  They were meant for water sports (no, not that kind, perv) but also were an early vanguard of the minimalist movement.

My goodness… almost 30 years.  This summer marks the twenty seventh year with these exact shoes!  I’ve worn them on my 16km hike at Silent Lake with no issues.  I’ve worn them when I decided to ride my mountain bike from Peterborough to Ajax.   They came with me to Nova Scotia and had a dip in the Atlantic Ocean this past summer shown above.

I’ve even played basketball in them.

They were bought to be slippers around the house.  They are ugly and I love them.

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My daughter laughs at me and makes fun of them.  I think she is jealous.

They are the perfect camping shoe.  I promise they will make it to 30 years!