April 22, 2022
Research on climate change and the environment is always expanding. At PID Floors, we are dedicated to a lifetime of learning and supporting climate literacy. We believe everyday should be Earth Day.
What is Climate Literacy?
A climate literate person is a critical thinker who understands complex relationships of multiple variables of the climate system and acts in the best interest of long-term global health. These individuals make informed and thoughtful decisions based on science as well as economic and social factors in order to have the least impact on the climate system including a person’s carbon, water and land footprint.
Deforestation and Reforestation
Our corporate partners, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has been doing some incredible work. Above are two photos from SHI’s recent reforestation campaign in Honduras. The team in Honduras planted 2,000 trees as part of a reforestation campaign with partnering families from the community of Santa Elena in the municipality of Meámbar in the department of Comayagua. The community of Santa Elena has been heavily deforested, in large part due to a recent and disastrous bark beetle infestation.
Deforestation is the total removal of trees or other vegetation from land. Deforestation can be caused by human activity such as logging or agriculture, fuelwood harvesting, timber, mining, population growth, and urbanization. They can also be caused by natural disasters like forest fires. Deforestation leads to changes in soil structure, water flow patterns, plant communities, wildlife populations, and more.
A study found that urban reforestation projects improved the mental health of office workers who could view green spaces from their office.
Learn more about the PID Floors Sustainability Initiative HERE.