Atelier WOCS and One Tree Planted: A Collaboration for a Greener Tomorrow

In a remarkable fusion of art and environmental stewardship, Atelier WOCS has joined forces with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted. This collaboration marks a significant stride towards a more sustainable future, uniting the realms of art edition and ecological responsibility.
A Commitment to Sustainability
Atelier WOCS is taking a bold step in becoming an environmentally conscious enterprise. For every artwork sold, the genevan Maison pledges to plant a tree. This initiative is more than a mere token of environmental awareness; it is a long-term commitment to sustainability and ecological balance.
The Sustainable Cycle of Art
Looking ahead, Atelier WOCS envisions a sustainable cycle that goes beyond planting trees. The plan is to source paper from these same trees once they mature, approximately fifteen years from now. This visionary approach allows the Maison to produce art editions from its own responsibly sourced materials, closing the loop in a unique blend of art and nature.
The Environmental Significance of Trees
To highlight the urgency of protecting our forests, consider these alarming facts:
  • Approximately 80% of the world’s forests have been decimated due to deforestation, with 46,000–58,000 square miles lost annually.
  • Deforestation is responsible for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The next 25 years could see the extinction of 28,000 species due to deforestation.
  • Forests are a source of livelihood for 1.6 billion people.
  • Deforestation contributes to 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
One Tree Planted: Planting Seeds of Change
One Tree Planted has been a beacon of hope since 2014. Their commitment to reforestation has grown exponentially, with the number of trees planted doubling year after year. Today, the organization works globally, partnering in reforestation efforts across North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. These initiatives not only restore forests but also create jobs, strengthen communities, and protect diverse ecosystems.