Carbon Mitigation for Individuals

Perhaps you are conscious of the impact of flights you’ve taken. Maybe you drive long distances, or heat your home with fossil fuels. The best way we can address this is, of course, to make some changes to our lifestyle, and to reduce our use of fossil fuels. But that can be very difficult, and sometimes these things are beyond our control.

If you wish to mitigate for your carbon footprint, the first step is to estimate its size. To help, here some approximate figures, in tonnes of carbon dioxide, emitted by the following activities:

  • a typical long-haul flight per person: 3 tonnes
  • ten thousand miles driving in a typical family petrol car: 5 tonnes
  • new clothes, accessories per person per year: 1 tonne
  • recreation, leisure, entertainment per person per year: 2 tonnes
  • heating a typical UK home for a year: 3 tonnes
  • lighting, household appliances, per person per year: 2 tonnes
  • eating beef once per day for a year: 2.5 tonnes

If you want to calculate your carbon footprint, we recommend this carbon calculator for household and travel:  http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/

To consider the impact of your diet, we recommend this article, which includes a carbon calculator: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46459714

How can Make it Wild help?

We will plant trees for you!

Simply decide how many tonnes of carbon dioxide you would like to mitigate for.

The cost is £4.20 per tonne of CO2e. Our Carbon Mitigation through Tree Planting is available to individuals in multiples of 5 tonnes, costing £21 per 5 tonnes. To read about more about the product, please click here.

We will ensure enough trees reach maturity to offset your carbon. In order to allow for natural losses, we will allocate more trees than the minimum needed per tonne to be offset.

To compensate for your carbon footprint on an ongoing basis, we can plant trees for you annually.   

If you wish to simply go ahead and purchase the carbon mitigation, you can do this simply through our online shop, by clicking here.

What will I get?

In addition to planting trees for you, we will send you a certificate showing:

  • how many tonnes of carbon dioxide you have mitigated for
  • a map showing the location of the trees we have planted
  • an aerial photograph showing the exact trees assigned to you or your business

We will also send you a ‘badge’ which you can use on your email footer or maybe on social media, or anywhere you like, to show the world what you’re doing to protect the environment.

What are the benefits for me?

We believe that one of the best possible ways to compensate for some or all of your unavoidable personal carbon footprint, is through planting trees. We are absolutely transparent in the way we designate trees – the trees sequestering  your carbon will be in Summerbridge, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. From the aerial photograph we will send you, you will know exactly where your trees are. You can be sure that your trees will be well looked after, in Bank Woods, our protected nature reserve. We have a great record for tree planting, having planted our 25,000th tree early in 2019. You can read more about this here.

How can I find out more?

If you have any further questions, please

  • email us on info@makeitwild.co.uk
  • call us on 07795605406
  • see our Carbon Mitigation product information for individuals here
  • attend one of our free Carbon Mitigation Information Events – keep an eye on our social media for forthcoming dates
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