Deforestation | Drawing UnitedFrom 2001 to 2012, deforestation rates dropped 40 percent in the amazon, correlating to a 30 percent lower particulate emissions rate.

Researchers calculated this deforestation reduction resulted in 1,700 fewer deaths per year due to particulate-caused cardiopulmonary disease and lung cancer (source).

As well as being a vital asset to our health, trees plays a huge part in preventing the devastating effects of climate change, regulating rainfall and climate patterns, reducing Co2 and cleaning our air.

The facts

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£60 is what Lucy’s awesome original artwork will cost you but above all what will be given to his chosen charity – ??.

Here is what Lucy has to say about it all –

“In my work, I try to raise awareness on environmental issues such as air/ocean pollution and deforestation along with health concerns such as lung cancer.

The image of the tree is very present in my art as it symbolises for me our deeply rooted connection to nature as well as our negative impact on nature.

I am interested in seeing patterns across the issues that I touch upon. This is why I deform and transform the figure of the tree by representing it under different forms :  it is either depicted with a rib cage instead of a tree trunk, linked with an umbilical cord to a newborn child or its roots growing octopus tentacles.”

Lucy

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Drawing United will collect all the artwork purchases via this website and will make a donation from the chosen charity website.

Donation receipt will be made public via the site and/or social media channels.

We will also, when possible, ask the chosen charity to acknowledge receipt of the donation via their preferred way of doing so.

A 5% admin fee will be deducted from the total sale amount prior the donation

No. Postage is free of charge

You are welcome to come collect the artwork you buy from us from our studio in Stoke Newington, London.

Ideally , you'd be using electric powered car or public transport (or ideally walk to us) to reach us. This way is far greener than us using delivery couriers companies

Please indicate this as a note at the time of the checkout. We will also always ask you once we have received your order

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IF YOU FEEL CONCERNED BY THIS ISSUE, Lucy Calderbank is highlighting in this campaign, show your support by buying the featured artwork

More about deforestation and what it means for our health

A chart showing the effects of air pollution on our health

Source – http://www.stateoftheair.org/health-risks/

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