Carbon Footprint

Planting trees is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and improve the natural environment for the benefit for our climate, our wildlife and us all.

The Problem

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a major contributor to climate change. When fossil fuels are burned, carbon that has been locked away for millions of years is released into the air, causing the Earth's temperature to rise and significant climatic changes to take place. We are already seeing an increase in extreme weather events, and indicators of imminent large-scale climate change.

Since trees have a vital role in the balancing of CO2 and oxygen levels, widespread deforestation across the globe has also had a negative impact and released more CO2 into the atmosphere.

The Solution 

The most important solution to climate change is to reduce CO2 emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Whether you're an individual or a business, we can help you work out whether your carbon footprint is low, medium or high, as outlined below. Based on this, you can an annual donation to plant trees as part of your contribution to minimise your carbon footprint.

To increase the effectiveness of your initiative you can also take action to make positive changes in your lifestyle or business practices to reduce your carbon emissions. 

Step 1:

How to work out your carbon footprint 

This table is intended to give an approximate idea of what your relative emissions might be like. Not everyone fits neatly into a category, but it will give an indication of how much you could consider donating:

Individual / Family

Light energy user

Medium energy user

Heavy energy user

  • Drive less than 5000 miles p.a.
  • Often use public transport
  • Fully insulated home
  • Regularly walk for short journeys
  • We suggest that you donate around £60. This will allow us to plant 12 trees.
  • Drive around 10,000 miles p.a.
  • Occasionally use public transport
  • Partly insulated home
  • Occasionally walk for short journeys
  • We suggest that you donate around £140. This will allow us to plant 28 trees.
  • Drive more than 10,000 miles p.a.
  • Seldom use public transport
  • Non insulated home
  • Seldom walk for short journeys
  • We suggest that you donate around £280. This will allow us to plant 56 trees.

Business

Light energy user

Medium energy user

Heavy energy user

  • Employ fewer than ten people
  • Service industry
  • Transport few goods
  • No car pool
  • We suggest that you donate around £500. This will allow us to plant 100 trees.
  • Employ fewer than 100 people
  • Service industry
  • Transport some goods
  • Operate a car pool
  • We suggest that you donate around £2000. This will allow us to plant 400 trees.
  • Employ fewer than 100 people
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Transport many goods
  • No car pool
  • We suggest that you donate around £10,000. This will allow us to plant 2000 trees!

Donate

 

Step 2: Reduce your carbon footprint

There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Show me how

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