We know that our customers want to know what we’re doing to increase our sustainability and help the environment. This is the second of our monthly reports of which projects we’ve helped.
Over 780 ceriops tagal planted in Madagascar
For March, this meant that we purchased 784 ceriops tagal from tree-nation for the Eden Reforestation Project. Ceriops tagal are also known as spurred mangroves or Indian mangroves and help along estuaries and other coastal areas to prevent erosion. Their wood is great for house construction and the bark and sap can be used to produce dyes.
On a regular basis as well, tree-nation plants a tree to offset the carbon emissions of our blog. This month, they planted a bruguera gymnorrhiza, or black mangrove, also as part of the Eden Reforestation Project.
Over 100 other mangroves also in Madagascar
The Eden Reforestation Project is also working closely with offset.earth, and this month, as part of our work to offset the carbon footprint of our employees, we’ve planted 108 mangroves in offset.earth’s plantation.
With our mangroves, we’re not just helping to reforest the area, but we’re also helping to stop coastline erosion and wildlife thrive in the area.
Protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation in Brazil
Along with planting trees, offset.earth works with other projects, including the Jarí Para REDD+ project, which is helping to protect over 490,000 hectares of rainforest through long-term forest management. REDD+ (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) projects work with local smallholders to prevent unsustainable clearcutting of forests.
Over the 30 years that this project will run, there should be a net saving of over 15,000,000 tonnes of CO2, and should help keep the Amazon and all its wildlife flourishing.
Wind turbines in Turkey
offset.earth is also still helping Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. to build 16 wind turbines in Belen, on the Mediterranean coast. Once the turbines are fully operational, they’ll be responsible for reducing CO2 emissions by over 60,000 tonnes and help produce clean energy for Turkey.
Through these projects over the past month, we’ve managed to reduce our carbon imprint by over 40 tonnes, meaning that since the beginning of the year, we’ve offset over 80 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of saving over 210 square metres of sea ice!