Building a better tomorrow that is BiOBUDDi's vision. We like to do this together with our customers. It is crucial that commercial parties take responsibility. We take this responsibility by making sustainable products, but we want to do more. Our interest is not only to make a profit, but the interest is much greater. For this reason, BiOBUDDi supports the Plant-for-the-Planet foundation.
What does BiOBUDDi do in concrete terms?
• We support Plant-for-the-Planet with planting trees in various places worldwide.
• Part of every BiOBUDDi box sold goes to our own Plant-for-the-Planet fund.
• Every year on March 18 (Tree Party Day) we pay extra attention to the fund.
• We keep track of which projects we support and how many trees we have planted on our website.
• BiOBUDDi has set itself the goal of planting 20,000 trees within 3 years.
Why does BiOBUDDi specifically support the Plant-for-the-Planet foundation?
For many adults, the future means the next 20 or 30 years, but for children that means the next 80 or 90 years. Whether the sea level will rise by 1, 2 or 3 meters is an academic question for many elderly people, for children it is of vital importance. The school initiative Plant-for-the-Planet was created in 2007 as a result of the homework on climate change by the then 9-year-old Felix. While collecting information, he came into contact with the Kenyan Wangari Maathai, who has planted 30 million trees in 30 years. When writing his essay, Felix has set out the vision: In every country, children can plant 1 million trees, 1 tree binds about 10 kg of CO2 per year, and about 3 tons of CO2 during its entire life. At the same time, each tree is also a symbol of climate justice. Together we want to show children that everyone can do something and that we can solve problems as one big world family.
BiOBUDDi and the foundation
BiOBUDDi is a very Dutch toy brand. All products are developed and produced in the Netherlands. BiOBUDDi originated from a dream of a father with two young daughters. All BiOBUDDi products from BiOBUDDi are produced CO2 neutral. Planting trees is an extra means on top of the productions to reduce CO2 emissions. In the foundation the children are in charge: the children's council decides and the adults only support the children. That is something that really appeals to us as a toy brand. Children are active all over the world and children from about 70 countries are already participating. BiOBUDDi will help in this with supporting different projects around the world. If you buy BiOBUDDi, you indirectly plant a tree!
As one world family we plant trees for climate justice
It is not fair that the people who emit the least carbon dioxide are most affected by climate change. An American emits 20 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. A European 10 tons, a Chinese 1 ton and an African less than half a ton. On average 4 tons per world citizen. To keep the temperature below 2 degrees, we humans will only be allowed to produce 600 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2050.
So the following is really necessary:
1. CO2 emission needs to be reduced. There are many new technologies available to do this.
2. Divide the 600 billion tons evenly among the people of the world. That is 1.5 tons of CO2 per person per year.
3. Plant 1000 billions of trees that bind approximately 25% of the carbon of the man-made CO2 emissions. There is plenty of room.
This is what children tell us
“We children don't plant trees, because we want to become a forest ranger, but because we have to do something for our future” - Melik, 11 years old
"A mosquito can do nothing against a dinosaur, but a thousand mosquitoes can change the direction of the dinosaur" - Jule, 13 years old
“Why do adults want to pump CO2 into the earth? Trees have been storing CO2 for millions of years. Let's focus on planting trees. ” - Alina, 11 years old
“When children all over the world plant trees, we are one big family of world citizens. That makes us strong ”- Antonia, 12 years old
We hope this inspires you too. Let's build a better tomorrow together!