Planting trees offsets our carbon footprints and also helps restore our threatened environments and what's more, trees are beautiful. Work out your carbon footprint here.
On all of our volunteer programmes, a part of the income received goes towards planting trees, for example, if you were to volunteer in Tenerife, the return flight from the UK uses 1.0 tonne of carbon per person, by taking £50 out of the volunteer contribution, through our Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream programme, we can plant 50 trees, each of which will absorb 1 tonne of Carbon Dioxide over the next 40 years (volunteers are given the choice as to how much of their offsetting voucher goes towards carbon offsetting, plastic neutrality or our Earth Ambassador Programme).
Additionally through this programme, we match fund the offsetting voucher with funding for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive education in their country. For example in Vietnam £50 will buy a years high school education for a child for a year. Education is still the main route out of poverty for most of the world.
We have tree planting programmes in the UK, Sri Lanka and Vietnam with plans to develop the programme in West Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Programme funding covers local communities maintaining and nurturing the planted trees.
We are very keen to collaborate with schools, businesses and communities to develop their carbon offsetting capacity, through planting trees. Please get in touch to discuss how you can get involved.
We have beautiful informative awareness posters on carbon offsetting, plastic neutrality, please ask us and we will send them to you, free of charge to display at your school, house or workplace.