Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 04, 2009 -- EcoFurn is presently donating 10% of all profits to Tree Aid, a UK-based charity centered on bettering forestry conditions in Africa. EcoFurn is an oak bed and cabinet maker that's firmly committed to environmental awareness; accordingly, the company tries to step-up sustainable practices throughout the globe. Currently, establishments funded by Tree Aid support environmental projects in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Ethiopia.
Tree Aid was founded in 1987 with the aim of employing sustainable approaches to improve communities in Africa's drylands. Since that time, it has raised over 5 million pounds and helped more than 300,000 inhabitants. Tree Aid works with governmental authorities and establishments, local community organizations in addition to local, national and worldwide non-governmental organisations. The charity furthers development of on-the-ground schooling in Africa to improve quality of life through forestry. Its vision is to 'see flourishing and independent communities in Africa's drylands."
In numerous African settlements, trees are essential for people's survival and needs. Planting and protecting trees has a positive impact on the environment and aids to alleviate poverty in these areas. The work supported by Tree Aid includes assisting villagers to plant and protect trees and better control natural resources. Villagers also benefit from local financial initiatives set up to profit from products built from trees, like shea nut butter, baobab flour and tamarind. Fruits from trees are a crucial local food source. Tatus Azure from the Community Nursery and Family Woodlots Project in Ghana said, "I've planted 150 cashew trees, 40 mangoes, 45 dawadawa trees, 35 cocoa trees and a few orange and calabash trees. Now I can feed my family. The income I bring in from the excess fruits is sufficient to send my kids to school too."
EcoFurn is committed to supplying high quality oak furniture. The company's commitment towards bettering forestry conditions in the Sahel of Africa, through its partnership with Tree Aid, also make it a highly eco-friendly company. It should come as no surprise that EcoFurn employs an extremely sustainable approach when it concerns its own beds. The "A" grade timber utilised in all their furniture comes from well-managed plantations. Trees on these plantations are cut and replanted every 15 years. It is EcoFurn's dedication to the environment as well as to quality that makes this company a popular option for oak beds and cabinets.