According to CONAFOR, about 1.6 to 2.0 million Christmas trees are purchased every year in our country. Of these, 40% are produced in Mexico and the rest are imported from the US and Canada. The demand for the festival is generated during November and December.
However, for a long time there has been doubt about which Christmas tree has the most negative impact on the environment. Earlier it was thought that artificial trees were the best option, but according to Greenpeace, their impact in terms of climate change and depletion of natural resources is 6 times greater than natural trees, as they take tens of years. To humiliate
Such a figure has inspired many people to choose natural trees. There are currently different options for accessing them: particular sites where trees are planted, later cut down, and others where they are rented out to be used and later returned to their original location. arrives and they are retrieved and re-integrated, and thus manages to keep their Christmas tree after the holidays.
This last option is the one that RestaurantsTok has found to be the best for the holiday season while following its socially responsible business strategy. We’ll tell you the details, maybe you’ll be encouraged to follow their example!
How to Protect Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Restaurants Tok has a 50-year tradition and history in present-day Mexico. The restaurant chain belongs to Grupo Restaurantero Gigante (GRG), a group that since 2015 has sought to get Tok to decorate its restaurants with sustainable Christmas trees, made possible thanks to an alliance with Reforestalia .
Reforestalia is an organization dedicated to the forestry production and rental of Christmas trees for over 20 years. Its purpose has long been clear: to contribute to the care of the biodiversity of forests since 1988.
This alliance arises thanks to GRG’s philosophy, which translates in the words of its Director of Social Responsibility, Gustavo Pérez Berlanga: “The company’s economic goals do not contradict social or environmental goals.”
In this way, the trees that decorate Tok Restaurant do not end up as organic waste, because through Reforestalia, after their use, they are reincorporated into Bosk Tok, a site named as such. Because there is a big participation in it. chain restaurant.
Bosque Toks is a reforestation space that involves avoiding the indiscriminate felling of trees and instead renting them out. The same one is located at km 43.5 of the Mexico-Cuernavaca federal highway, and where species such as ayacahuite, oyamale and Douglas fir live.
Tok, in addition to being an example of preserving his Christmas tree after the holidays, participates in deforestation at the said place during the year, however, during the health crisis, did not get the opportunity to take it out due to confinement. However, GRG decided not to remove them from their native place and adopt them instead of renting them out, i.e. keeping them in their place and providing financial resources to take care of them.
However, two years after the pandemic, activities resumed and its workforce recently met in Bosk Tok to reforestation.
Forest Rehabilitation 2022 in Bosk Takso
On August 10, 2022, thanks to the support of GRG partners and guests and an alliance with Reforestalia, reforestation was carried out in a specific area of Bosk Tok, which was damaged by fire in 2021. The volunteers put up a total of 48. Deodar trees and 48 lavender plants with the aim of reclaiming the forest floor.
Participation in this type of activity has great social and environmental importance. As forest goers get involved in activities that help them create environmental awareness. In addition, Mexico City is also taken care of in this matter, by supporting forest rehabilitation, the hydrological cycle and the distribution of accessible resources.
As if that wasn’t enough, the collaboration between GRG and Reforestalia is not limited to planting, but also promoting awareness activities with attendees. This is done through play and interaction in which infants, youth and adults can participate.
At the start of the journey, everyone present had the opportunity to experience how the food chain works. As well as the impact of human invasion, hunting and over-exploitation of natural resources on ecosystems.
Afforestation volunteering for GRG employees is an annual activity. What they learned after participating in forest rehabilitation can become spokespersons. This is how new environmental activists arise and greatly influence Reforestalia:
GRG changed the way we think and we are on the road to sustainability.
German Lopez Arab, founder of Reforestalia.
Bosk Tok is a classic example of how it is possible to be win-win and sustainable, because on the one hand, it takes care of the trees all year round that will later decorate the Tok restaurant branches, while on the other hand, it is all about caring for the environment. raise awareness and enjoy being with their families.
If you too want to help the planet keep your Christmas tree safe after the holidays, you can contact Reforestalia via Instagram or Facebook before September every year because… they expire soon!