Sustainable Shopping

At Gymratslegacy, we're not just passionate about fitness; we're committed to a healthier planet too! With every order you place, we contribute to a greener future by planting 3 trees.

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Gymratslegacy has partnered with Sprout to plant Mangrove trees. These trees planted by Gymratslegacy and its users have had a transformative effect on the land and local communities, while also addressing global environmental concerns. 

 

🍃 Why Trees? 

  • Carbon-Neutral Printing: Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond just planting trees. We use carbon-free printing methods, ensuring that your favorite prints leave a minimal carbon footprint.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: From the moment your order is processed to the time it reaches your doorstep, we prioritize eco-friendly packaging. Because a sustainable journey begins with every little choice.

 

♻️ Join Us in Making a Difference:

  • 3 Trees, 1 Order: Each time you shop with Gymratslegacy, you're not just investing in your fitness journey; you're investing in a healthier planet. Together, we can make a significant impact.
  • Wear with Pride, Shop with Purpose: Your passion for fitness now extends to environmental stewardship. Wear your Gymratslegacy apparel with pride, knowing that you're part of a community that cares.

 

📈 Transparency Matters:

  • Track Your Impact: Curious about the trees you've helped plant? Soon, you'll be able to track the impact of your orders and see the positive change you're making in the world.

 

🤔 Questions or Suggestions?

  • We're Listening: If you have any suggestions on how we can further enhance our sustainability efforts or if you simply want to learn more, reach out to us. We're on this green journey together.

 

Thank you for choosing Gymratslegacy, where every order is a step toward a fitter, greener planet.

Wear your passion, leave a legacy. 🌳💚

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for the trees?

At Gymratslegacy, your contribution to our tree-planting initiative is seamless and included in the overall cost of your order.

We've integrated the cost of planting trees into our pricing structure, ensuring that with every purchase you make, you're not just investing in high-quality products but also in a greener, more sustainable future.

Your commitment to the environment is automatic – thank you for being a part of our journey towards a healthier planet!

How can you possibly plant for such a low price?

We work with Eden Reforestation to plant our mangrove species. Their cost per tree is inexpensive because most of the resources they need to plant a tree are either free or extremely affordable.

A large majority of the trees we plant are mangrove species, and at 3-5 years of age, this species begins to produce and drop its own propagules, which can be used to give rise to a new tree. In the beginning, our partners collected resources from existing forests, and now they are producing an abundance of resources from their own forests.

When the need arises, they purchase seeds in bulk and at a low cost from local sources.

Many of the trees we plant are mangroves that only grow along coastlines creating "coastal forests," if you will. This provides the trees with an irrigation system that is largely self-sufficient and reduces the costs associated with irrigation.

All of Eden’s International Employees are paid fair wages that have been transformational for their quality of life. Because our projects are in developing nations, this cost, combined with the speed and efficiency of the planting processes, allows eden to plant a large volume of trees at a very low price.

How can you ensure trees survive and don't die quickly after planting ?

This is a fair concern and here is what we are doing to alleviate it:

  • Our partners work carefully with all levels of government to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity.
  • They hire people from local communities to plant trees. In this way, we alleviate extreme poverty within the impacted community. Fair and consistent employment provides an economic incentive to ensure the well-being of the restoration project. Additionally, those who plant the trees have a sense of “ownership” over the restored forests, so they protect them with great care.
  • A percentage of the trees planted are agroforestry species (fruit, fodder species designed to provide food security and benefit legitimate human needs). Over time these trees become a source of sustainable income.
  • They do everything possible to supply the local communities with alternative fuel sources (e.g., fuel-efficient dry wood stoves and solar parabolic stoves), reducing and or eliminating the dependence on charcoal.
  • They hire forest guards as part of the labor force to protect the forests. Forest guards are part of the overall budget.
  • Most significantly, we have seen the local communities fall in love with their forest. They benefit from the restored forest through an increase in fisheries, improved farming, cleaner water, and the formation of micro-enterprises. As the employees work to restore their land, their lives are transformed as well.
  • Eden has also created a Forest Guard Endowment Fund, whereby one cent of the price of each tree is put into a fund for the long-term guarding and protection of our sites.