Boomhi is proud to stand beside many organizations and groups that share our vision for a cleaner, healthier world. Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with One Tree Planted, and to work with in support of The Orca Project, a group looking to achieve something amazing by planting trees.
The southern resident orca is an endangered species of killer whale – there are fewer than 80 of them alive in the whole world. Hunting, pollution, and overfishing of their primary food source, the chinook salmon (also endangered), has led to severe stagnation for these precious few orcas. This means that, because the average southern resident orca’s health is poor, owing to its status as “the most polluted marine animal on the planet,” and as a result, it is very rare for the animals to mate and breed. Since 1998, only 40 orcas have been born and survived to adulthood.
Do you remember reading about the orca who carried her deceased calf with her for seventeen days back in 2018? She is a southern resident orca.
“They are a symbol of our region; they are beautiful, wild, intelligent animals.”—Laura Blackmore
The good news is that The Orca Project has found a way to help, and we are excited to play a part! The solution is simple: planting trees to boost the ecosystem that takes care of these great creatures. Trees help to defend riverbanks from erosion, filter out sedimentary pollution, and provide nutrients that benefit the chinook salmon and their natural prey. New trees improve quality of life across the ecosystem.
With every pair of Boomhi socks purchased, we are planting a tree — and how great would it be if that tree could be a part of rebuilding ecosystems and saving multiple endangered species? That’s why we’ve partnered with One Tree Planted and The Orca Project — to bring the most good possible out of the simple action of planting trees. You can be a part of that mission too! Together, we can make a difference.
Boomhi exists in the hopes of changing the world in a positive and sustainable way. The need to bring positive change has never felt so urgent as it does today.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.
Original article by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation)