Bella Hadid Donates 600 Trees to Offset Carbon Footprint from Flying

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Bella Hadid isn’t only a supermodel but she’s also helping to save the environment. She took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that she’ll be planting trees to offset her carbon footprint.

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The supermodel said that she’ll be donating 600 trees. To be specific, she’ll be planting 20 trees for each flight she took for the last three months and this cause will continue until December. She said that she felt sad knowing how much her job affects her carbon footprint and how climate change is brutally affecting the world.

Her explanation was accompanied by an illustration of Mother Nature together with a screenshot of information regarding the importance of trees especially in the California forests and Amazon rainforest which was destroyed by fires.  

Moreover, she posted a screenshot of her OneTreePlanted cart which showed that she paid to plant 320 trees in the Amazon and 280 trees in California. OneTreePlanted is actually a non-profit organization dedicated to planting more trees in Asia, Africa, North America, and Latin America. It calls itself an “environmental charity” and charges $1 per tree.

Did you know that flying can damage the environment? If you cut down on one or a couple of flights a year you can already reduce your carbon footprint by 10% to 20%. It burns a lot of fuel to push a 130,000-pound airplane to fly 35,000 feet and keep it flying for two hours and then land it safely back to the ground. A flight from the West to the East coast across the United States can already produce one metric ton of carbon dioxide.

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Hadid also mentioned in her post that Mother Nature needs love and as such, she asked her followers for suggestions as to where she could donate trees to aside from the Amazon and California.

According to Bella Hadid, this act of kindness isn’t much but whenever she flies, she would look out the window and indulge in the beauty of the forest with much land and trees but at the same time she knows there are so many that need help and not to mention the animals, too. The world’s most beautiful celebrity finished by saying that when she gets home, she’ll be planting her own tree.

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