Yearning to know what we’ve been up to in this first month of 2021? Here’s the highlight reel. Y’earn to give back.
Ever heard of the famous quote by Lucy Larcom – he who plants a tree, plants a hope? Well, we’ve been out planting trees (and hope!) with the support of our outstanding partner Ecologi. Y’earn supports this noble mission by donating a tree for every new parent that joins the club. The more the community grows, the more impact on the environment we bring!
Ecologi works with The Eden Reforestation Projects, who raise the trees for us. We’ve now got 708 real trees growing in our forests in Madagascar and Mozambique, and many more places to come. So want to see our forest and maybe add a tree or two to the number? This is the place to go!
Y’earn is also a carbon-neutral company. This means that we offset the carbon footprint of both our business and employees’ personal lives. Through Ecologi, Y’earn has so far offset 4.11 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The projects we support worldwide make this possible, and they include:
- Solar and wind energy projects in India
- Providing clean hydropower in Uganda
- Preserving the Brazilian rainforest
- Repairing water boreholes in Eritrea
- Preserving the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Guatemala
January was also exciting for our founder, Carley, who ran 50 miles to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. £1467 was raised, £716 by Carley and £760 by Strood Walking Group who wanted to get involved. Yearn is a proud partner of GOSH and is planning to support the life-saving work at the lovely children’s hospital all through 2021.
We also publish blogs on a bunch of different topics surrounding caring for your kids and sustainability. Check out our recent tips on decluttering your home to make some extra money, or the best environmentally friendly products and services for kids.
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If this is your first visit, hello, let us introduce ourselves. Y’earn is a parent-to-parent marketplace to rent Baby & Kids items from people in your community or make some cash if you have items you don’t need right now. We’re a sustainable business that plants 🌲, adopt 🐝 and donates to children’s charities. We’re helping each other and the planet, one rental at a time.
You can read more about how Y’earn works here.
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