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New Brunswick
Chignecto Isthmus
promoting wildlife connectivity

Blommer Chocolate Company in partnership with One Tree Planted will plant 1 tree for every 2000 lbs. of milk chocolate sold!

 

The 6 Benefits of Planting Trees

Trees play a vital role in creating clean air, clean water, and a stable climate. They also increase biodiversity, health, and have a positive social impact on local communities.

Six benefits of planting trees

Making a Local Impact

This project will result in trees planted across the US and Canada, to support environmental conservation and restoration. In order to make a local impact, Blommer has selected projects close to our own and our customer’s communities.

By promoting reforestation in North America, Blommer continues to live up to our commitments to safeguard the environment, address climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. We thrive to reduce our environmental impact and promote ecological conservation and restoration in the US and Canada where we make our delicious cocoa and chocolate products, but also in the regions where we source our ingredients from, in particular in West Africa.

Over the years we have developed strong sustainable sourcing programs to provide our customers with socially and environmentally responsible ingredients. We are committed to eliminate deforestation and promote forest conservation in our cocoa and palm oil supply chains for example. You can learn more about our activities and sustainable sourcing programs here.

Blommer is committed to support our customers in reaching their sustainability goals so don’t forget to ask your sales representatives about our sustainable options!

The projects we support in 2021:

Planting trees in California for forest fire restoration

We are supporting One Tree Planted and the Government of California in their effort to restore post wildfire sites. Trees will be planted across Northern California, on private lands devastated by the Camp Fire of 2018. The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses.

Northern California forest communities are built on a relationship with the forest and environment. It is integral to property value, as well as tourism, individual and community identity. All the landowners are recipients of the California Climate Investment Grants and by planting native trees on their lands, they will participate in increasing biodiversity, water quality, carbon capture and healthy forest cover.

Planting trees in Pennsylvania for land restoration

We are supporting One Tree Planted and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in their commitment to protect the Bay from pollution and ensure that this national treasure continues to support the health and well-being of nearly 20 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals. The Susquehanna River delivers half of the freshwater entering the Chesapeake Bay, and nearly half of the pollution. By planting native trees along waterways, we create a natural buffer to pollution: trees filter and reduce polluted runoff and decrease greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Trees also help stabilize banks, mitigate flood, improve drinking water quality and increase soil fertility.

This is all part of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, a collaborative effort launched in 2018 to improve Pennsylvania's communities, economy, and ecology by planting 10 million trees by 2025 throughout the Commonwealth.

Planting trees in Illinois for climate mitigation

We are supporting One Tree Planted and Living Lands & Waters in protecting, preserving, and restoring the natural environment of our nation’s major rivers and their watershed. Launched in 2007, the MillionTrees Project distributes and plant trees in communities across the Midwest to reduce the impacts of climate change, increase biodiversity, reduce erosion, and provide shade to river systems to help reduce algae blooms and eutrophication. Thousands of volunteers assist each year, increasing community investment in planting and caring for native trees. A significant side benefit is the beautification of communities!

Planting trees in Canada for biodiversity protection

We are supporting One Tree Planted and various Canadian environmental organizations in reforesting the Chignecto Isthmus and implementing long-term land conservation to protect the ecological connectivity that sustains Nova Scotia wildlife.

The Chignecto Isthmus is a narrow 23 km land bridge connects Mainland Nova Scotia with the rest of North America. Fragmentation of this area caused by Transportation, Agriculture, Industrial Forestry and development has restricted ecological connectivity between the 2 areas. The mainland Moose population of Nova Scotia is at risk of going extinct if breeding opportunities are not possible between individuals on both sides of the Isthmus. By planting a diversity of Native Acadian Forest tree species, the site will regenerate quicker and with more diversity than would be possible if left alone. It will promote wildlife connectivity, water retention, and Carbon storage.

 

Now is the time!

Our reforestation initiative contributes directly to the Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 15.

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California
Restoring land devastated
by wildfires

 

 

Pennsylvania
Reducing Pollution
in the Cheseapeake Bay

 

Illinois
Fighting climate change