PLEDGE AN EXTRA VOW FOR NATURE
What is VOW?
VOW is a Faunam initiative in collaboration with Alternare and the local indigenous communities.
It is an opportunity for sensible couples who are concerned about the well-being of the planet and wish to offset part of the ecological footprint associated to their wedding events by adopting a grove of trees amidst the forests of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the states of Michoacán and Estado de México to be safeguarded by the local indigenous communities.
The ecological footprint is an indicator to understand the impact of human activities on nature, represented by the area needed to produce the resources and absorb the impacts of society.
Through VOW, an estimation of the carbon footprint is made, i.e. the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, in this case to produce the resources and products used in the event and the waste generated. It also analyses the water footprint, which is the volume of freshwater used to produce the goods and services consumed during the event, which reflects the volume of water consumed and polluted.
Remember that by contributing to protect and expand the forests we are helping nature help us.
The trees clean the air, absorb carbon, help infiltrate and evaporate water, protect the soil, are home to a wide diversity of plant, animal and fungi species, a natural community that provide us and the planet multiple environmental services like those mentioned.