Carbon offsetting by planting trees: Make it Wild can plant trees on your behalf if you would like to offset your carbon footprint.
Our intention is to create a space for wildlife, and to help to address climate change and global warming. Planting trees is an essential part of this.
We would like to help your business to help the planet, by planting trees on your behalf.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a potent greenhouse gas, and is a major contributor to climate change. When fossil fuels are burned, for example by manufacturing, heating, transport and travel, carbon that has been locked away for millions of years, is released back into the atmosphere. There, it traps the heat of the sun close to the Earth, causing its temperature to rise. Since the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 40%.
Carbon offsetting is a method used to compensate for carbon emissions that an individual or business makes, by investing in projects that sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus preventing it acting as a greenhouse gas.
Trees play a crucial role in mitigating carbon emissions, as they absorb atmospheric CO2 through the process of photosynthesis,ultimately locking the carbon in their timber. Therefore, planting trees is the perfect way to offset your carbon footprint.
As a guide, the typical amount of carbon a business might choose to offset each year is:
If you would like to calculate your business’s carbon footprint, we recommend this online carbon calculator: http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/
It is generally assumed that 1 tree will sequester 1 tonne of CO2 over its lifetime. This assumes that a tree will live and grow for 40 years, although of course many trees live much longer than this.
We will plant trees for you!
Simply decide how many tonnes of carbon you would like your business to offset.
The cost is £12.50 plus VAT per tonne of carbon.
For each tonne of carbon you wish to offset, we will ensure one tree reaches maturity. In order to allow for natural losses, we will plant more than one tree per tonne.
To offset your carbon footprint on an ongoing basis, we can plant trees for your business annually.
We are holding a Carbon Offsetting Event on 10th September 2019. Please book via Eventbrite if you would like to attend.
If you wish to simply go ahead and purchase the carbon offsetting, you can do this simply through our online shop, by clicking here.
In addition to the trees being planted, we will send you:
We will also list your company as a Carbon Offsetting Partner on our website, with a link to your company website if you wish.
Carbon offsetting through tree planting can help your business in a number of ways:
Planting trees has endless benefits:
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