GIVING BACK

If you have ever had a deep conversation with me you would soon learn that I have deep concerns about our planet.

When I was just 5 years old I made the link between our pet chickens and the chicken you buy for dinner. It horrified me and I vowed I was never eating an animal again. But I did, I was only 5, every 2 weeks of my entire childhood I would be vegetarian, there would be endless fights at the dinner table about me not eating meat but no one really understood the deep emotional pain I felt for all living things.

Unfortunately, I can't turn the world vegan or vegetarian but I can inspire you to live more consciously, by the yogic teachings of Ahimsa, non-violence to all living things and our beautiful planet.

I always wanted AnnaB.ie to do more for the world, so in 2019 I gave 10% of my profits to The Irish Bee Conservation project. Bees are incredibly important to the world, if we don't have bees, we don't have pollinators.

In 2020, I have decided that for every 10 weekly classes with me (Monday and Tuesday classes), I will plant a tree for you. These trees are native Irish trees, currently being planted in County Clare.

Let's reforest Ireland together, protect Mother Earth, protect her creatures and help her thrive.

GIVING BACK

10% Profits to Bee Conservation

BEES SAVED

Why bees?

Bees are at the heart of our survival. One in three bites of food we eat depends entirely on bees – and they are dying out.

One-third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.

Despite popular belief, it is Ireland's native bumblebees and solitary bees that contribute to most of our pollination. Ireland only has 1 native honeybee, which lives in hives managed by humans.

Through my support of Ireland's bee conservation, they will support our wild bumblebees and solitary bees through planting wildflowers that our wild bees will love but also supplying hives where hives may have been lost due to human activity such as building and landscaping.

Recently Biodiversity Ireland has produced a pollinator plan, which brings together communities to help create an Ireland where our pollinators can thrive. Here is a very interesting presentation all about bees in Ireland and why they are so important.

By providing more food, shelter, and safety in our towns and villages, along our transport routes and in farmland we can create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive

 

Native Irish Tree Planting

TREES PLANTED

Why trees?

Ireland was once the most forested country in Europe. Today it has just 11% tree cover and only 2% of which is natural forest. 

Ireland has witnessed a misguided reliance on non-native monocultures of conifer species driven by lucrative government incentives to reduce carbon emissions. 

There are 7 million cows in Ireland contributing to the countries’ emissions of greenhouse gases. The Irish government has no intention of slowing the expansion of its beef and dairy sectors, but now the country must meet legally binding targets to reduce carbon emissions by 2030 and are doing so by planting mainly coniferous plantations.

 

Reforestation remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation. Trees capture carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it in their trunk, branches, and roots.

Furthermore, forests also provide a safe haven for wildlife. In order to boost local biodiversity, we focus on planting native trees from local seeds.

For every 10 classes with me, I will buy a tree for you, I will then send you on your tree coordinates and pictures. The trees that we are planting are Saplings, so 1-3 years old native trees and are currently being planted in County Clare. 

Let's reforest Ireland together, protect Mother Earth, protect her creatures and help her thrive.

So far in 2020, I have planted 50 tress with Mossy Earth :)