Sustainable Subscriptions: We’re Planting A Tree for Every Order

Sustainable Subscriptions: We’re Planting A Tree for Every Order


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As the next step in our sustainability journey, we have partnered with Ecodrive to go climate positive on every order’s shipping emissions by planting 1 tree with every subscription purchase!

Trees have a natural ability to capture and store carbon dioxide, making them important assets in the fight against climate change. 

As a clean skincare company, we care about the health of people and the planet. Our sunscreen contains non-nano zinc oxide that is reef-safe while also protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Some of our ingredients are derived from nature, like our plant stem cell extract, so we want to protect the planet that creates these amazing resources. We look forward to doing our part to make our planet healthier and the future brighter.

 

Our new partner, Ecodrive, plants mangrove trees on protected land in Madagascar. Mangroves can capture and store more carbon than almost any other tree on the planet. Each tree can sequester about 680 pounds of carbon in its lifetime. 

 

Mangroves also create habitats for hundreds of animal species, including those that are endangered or only exist in Madagascar. They also protect shorelines from erosion and storm surges, keeping ecosystems and the people who live there safe. As mangroves take in water they filter out any pollutants before releasing water vapor back into the air. When you place an order at our store you will receive the same high-quality products you’ve come to expect, but with the added bonus of having a tree with amazing ecological benefits planted for you!

In addition to this initiative's ecological benefits, it also alleviates poverty in the nearby community by employing local villagers to plant and manage the trees. For every 100 trees planted, one full workday is created for a villager in need. We love that with the help of our customers we can create employment for people who need it, while healing the earth in the process. 

 

At MR we create daily skincare containing UV protection specifically for men, allowing men to enjoy the outdoors while keeping their skin healthy. Most sunscreens sold in the U.S. use chemicals, which are under evaluation by the FDA as to whether they are Generally Recognized as Safe "GRAS". States like Hawaii have banned chemical sunscreens. Our products use non-nano zinc oxide to provide non-oily mineral sun protection, while not putting the health of people or the environment at risk. 

 

Mangrove trees help protect coral reefs from the effects of both chemical sunscreens and climate change. The chemicals in traditional sunscreens can induce coral bleaching, which can eventually kill corals. Ocean warming and acidification from climate change are also killing coral reefs at alarming rates. Mangrove trees filter out pollutants and sediment that are harmful to reefs. Planting mangrove trees combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide, giving coral reefs a better chance of survival. Mangroves and coral reefs are integral to keeping the balance of the natural world and to the fight against climate change. 

 

We look forward to discovering the positive impact we can make by planting trees with the help of our wonderful customers and our new friends at Ecodrive!  

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