When trees grow they take carbon dioxide (CO₂) out of the air and store it in their trunk and branches. But when they’re cut down and burnt, this releases the stored CO₂ back into the atmosphere. When those aren’t replaced, greenhouse gases continue to build up, causing numerous problems for the world’s climate.
By reforesting degraded lands in our project, we’re helping to counteract the harmful effects of the deforestation that has already occurred there — such as intense heat and irregular weather patterns that affect growing times. We are measuring our trees so we know just how much CO₂ they contain. By quantifying the carbon stored in trees we hope to generate additional revenue for the farmers and project by selling carbon offsets. Our project has been validated by the Rainforest Alliance against the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard and the Verified Carbon Standard. If you’re interested in buying carbon offsets from the project we’d love to hear from you.
In 2015 our project achieved certification by independent auditors Rainforest Alliance under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS).
Find out more by reading our Press Release from 2015.