Earth Day is April 22. Indeed, the entire month of April is Earth Month. But why stop there?
At Eastman, makers of Naia™ cellulosic fibers, we believe it’s time to start celebrating Earth Year or Earth Decade. Of how about Earth Lifetime? After all, the theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth,” a goal that requires transformational change. Now.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world loses 10 million hectares of forest each year. And land degradation affects almost 2 billion hectares—that’s an area larger than South America. An entire continent.
To combat climate change and our planet’s biodiversity crisis, we must make every forest count. That’s why Eastman partnered with GP Cellulose recently to provide 60,000 longleaf pine seedlings to Torreya State Park in northwest Florida. In celebration of the International Day of Forests (March 21) and in collaboration with The Longleaf Alliance, this planting was part of a larger effort to restore important longleaf habitats that provide homes to endangered, threatened, and at-risk species. Restoring longleaf pine forests also helps protect Florida's water quality.