The UK would need to plant 1.5 billion more trees to become carbon neutral (committee on climate change)
There are over 25 million UK people employed in the private sector, if each of these businesses planted 240 trees per employee then together we would have planted over 6 billion more trees.
Donate £2 a month per employee and over 10 years we'll plant over 240 trees per employee. The trees will be planted responsibly in various areas around the world, including the UK.
We plant and maintain our own trees in the UK, if you want all your trees planted in the UK then that's not a problem, we currently have more UK land available to plant on than funds to plant, our UK trees cost more to plant but we'd be happy to discuss this with you. If you need UK carbon credits, then perhaps we can help too, we are planning completely separate tree planting projects purely to generate carbon credits.
The table above shows typically where we would plant 240 trees, based on our standard 10 year plan.
Very few businesses are trying to mitigate the CO2 they produce, many businesses aren't aware of the scale of impact their company has on the environment.
In our own experience we found it difficult to reliably gauge our carbon footprint and then find a trusted supplier to offset it, this led to us stalling for over 6 months whilst we decided what to do.
This website is our solution. We spun the problem on its head and looked at the total amount of CO2 produced by the UK and created a plan to offset each company's share, based on its size. This allows companies to skip trying to estimate their carbon footprint and instantly start making a difference.
In its lifetime a Dell laptop creates 350kg of CO2. Remember carbon dioxide is a gas, it's extremely light (imagine how big a 350kg cloud of co2 would be). Here is a link to the Dell carbon footprint whitepaper.
The one figure we keep seeing is that it takes one large tree 40 years to absorb 1 tonne of CO2. It would take a grown tree 14 years to offset a dell laptop, but a new tree takes even longer.
Now look at the equipment around your office, think about your journey to work, how many trees do you think it would take to offset your carbon footprint?
You can't beat planting trees
Planting trees is the best way to remove carbon from the atmosphere. By planting trees with us you are helping build and feed communities often in third world countries.
We give each company ongoing feedback on our projects and tree planting. We want tell about our successes and your part in them, we also want to put you in a position to share details of your scheme and its positive effect on the world. We are also looking to create a webpage per client showcasing their trees and the estimated carbon they've sequestered.
You can opt to have a logo & link on our hall of heroes page.
You can proudly display our carbon offset logo on your website & correspondance.
We'll give you your own webpage to showcase your trees and update you on their status, here is an example:
We will feed you stories on the epic effects of your plan.
Spread the cost and become
carbon neutral in 10 years with monthly payments.
Cost £2 a month per employee
At the end of 10 years you will have planted well over 240 trees per employee and each tree will take a tonne of CO2 out of the atmosphere over their first 40 years.
Make a real difference and donate the full amount now.
Cost: £240 per employee
The sooner we can plant your trees, the better for the planet. In 10 years, your trees will be maturing and removing around 8 tonnes of CO2 per employee a year.
Pay for one year up front and then continue with monthly payments.
Initial Cost: £24 per employee
Monthly Cost: £2 per employee
Getting that first batch of trees in the ground makes a good responsible start to offsetting your carbon footprint.
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