Reducing our carbon footprint for a cleaner, green Aotearoa – Moddex

We live in a special part of the world. With nature on our doorstep and fresh air in our lungs, we’re lucky to call this beautiful environment we live in, home.

And we’re all pretty keen to keep it like that.

So, when it comes to taking care of the environment and reducing our carbon impact, we’re chucking on the gumboots and picking up the spades ourselves.

For every invoice we generate, a tree will be planted by the Moddex team. We are focused on planting trees and shrubs that are native to the region, which in turn, provide many benefits to us and the environment daily.

Trees beautify our environment, but their values lie beyond the aesthetics. They help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to many different birds and animals.

Here are six main reasons behind our plant-a-tree initiative:

  • Air

Trees help to purify the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they remove carbon dioxide from the air and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees sweep up particles like dust and smoke and absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide.

  • Water

Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater. Their complex root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down runoff, preventing soil erosion.

  • Biodiversity

A single tree can provide home for hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants.

  • Health

Trees help reduce stress and anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature. In addition, shade provided by tree coverage helps protect our skin from the ever-increasing harshness of the sun. 

  • Climate

Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. A mature tree can absorb an average of 22kg of carbon dioxide per year, making cities a healthier, safer place to live. 

  • Social

There are many job opportunities associated with forestry. We don’t just rely on trees for work, though. Sustainable tree farming provides timber to build homes, and wood to burn for cooking and heating.

Moddex are proud to be doing our part in protecting the beautiful natural environment of New Zealand, one tree at a time. Watch this space!