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.
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.
I 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.
From the website you can get it at “Boathouse” locations at different malls and Sporting Life in Toronto carries the line.
Dan Dewey is my hero. Truly wonderful how he did this for many years before anyone knew. He just flew out to LA to be on a talk show that airs on Friday. Just a couple of weeks ago… someone bought him a car and left it for him. Val who used to work at Starbucks helped him set up his Facebook Page (which you should like).
Here is the first little video that started it off for him. Your more than welcome to send some money and buy a round of coffee that happens each week. He is outside of Detroit. You can even message him and meet him at Starbucks and help him deliver it to the hospital and hand it out.
A while back around the holidays… I went to a Men’s Shelter in Peterborough and helped out in the kitchen with meal prep and also serving food to Men. I actually enjoyed it and I also felt bad when I was not working that I should be helping out between 4:30 and 6pm Monday to Friday. Since I’m renting a couch downtown and my shifts have been mostly starting in the afternoons… I’ve been going to the shelter a couple times a week in the morning to basically help clean up. I clean up the food station where in the mornings there is coffee and a good amount of donated bread from the local supermarkets where the men who stay there have some toast in the morning. I’ve also gone upstairs to help bring down laundry to help do a load of laundry in the morning before I head out to run some errands before starting my shift. I’ve sat and talked to some of the Men there and I enjoy talking with the staff.
It’s a humbling experience and I’m glad that I’m volunteering. I have been working during the suppertime dinner shift… but hopefully I can help out there also if I have some free time that lines up with that time slot.
I’m going to keep volunteering there as long as I can. I’m also looking forward to volunteering with GreenUp and help out with some of their events.
Yesterday… TenTree sent me a message that said… “excited to confirm that your trees in Madagascar have been planted! It is with your support we are revitalizing an ecosystem and supporting a village of over 400 residents. We are also happy to give you the first look at the process involved in planting your trees.” They made a little video to show the process in Madagascar.
I’m waiting for the new summer collection. I’m looking for a hoody and some T’s.
I was happy to be a part of the 20th Annual Gus Brown Charity Golf Tourney. I was helping photograph the golfers and I was on the 11th hole with NHL Player Jay McClemment who is a super nice guy. So down to earth and this season he will playing in Carolina.
I also asked on FB for a volunteer to help me for the day and I was delighted to have Saroya Tinker with me who is going into Grade 11 and she is a hardworking hockey player herself. She is going into Grade 11 and she has already received some verbal offers from Division 1 schools in the States. She is hoping to be on the Sr. Woman’s Canadian Hockey Team.
I’m looking forward to supporting the tourney for years to come.
I got a selfie with the first woman golfer that came to my hole. I found out after it was the Mayor of Whitby who is a sweet lady. It was a nice Tourney and all the volunteers that make it all possible do a hell of a job. Thank-you to my friend Carrie for inviting me.