Cool Earth is a charity that protects some of the world's most endangered rainforest by working from the ground-up with indigenous communities to block the advance of illegal logging. Cool Earth works by helping communities to take legal control of their forest, to defend their trees, get better prices for their produce and ultimately, create strong villages that control their own futures. At Buyagift we're proud to announce that by working with Cool Earth we offset four times the carbon created by the experiences we sell and by the day to day running of our business.
We will offset the carbon from our experiences by a factor of x4.
To do what we can to make a difference.
To date we have protected 722 acres of rainforest
We've prevented 187,720 tonnes of CO2 emissions. One acre of rainforest prevents 260 tonnes of CO2 emississions
Support the Ashaninka Tribe - one of the oldest tribes in the Peruvian Amazon
Buyagift is protecting the Rio Ené valley of Peru. The western frontier of deforestation and uniquely rich in biodiversity.
Quote from Dan Mountain: "If as a business you are fortunate enough to find yourselves in a position where you are able to make a difference then we feel you have an obligation to do so. We are proud to be working with Cool Earth in an effort to help slow the relentless destruction of the rainforests. Thank you for helping us make a difference." Dan Mountain - CEO, Buyagift PLC
- Having researched Carbon offsetting schemes for some time we came to the conclusion that one of the best ways of achieving meaningful results was to help protect existing rainforest that was in imminent danger of deforestation.
- Working in conjunction with Coolearth.org (registered charity number 1117978), we've calculated the carbon footprint of the experiences that we sell, from Aston Martin driving to Helicopter Flying lessons.
- From the 1st January 2009 we have offset the carbon that these experiences create by a factor of four. By offsetting this carbon by a factor of four we are positively contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions and not simply offsetting the carbon our business and its associated activities create.
- In our view it was only by taking this positive approach that we would actually be making a difference.
"The idea behind Cool Earth is that we can help pay to conserve an acre then we can make a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives." - Sir David Attenborough
"If we lose the battle against tropical deforestation, we lose the battle against climate change." - HRH The Prince of Wales
What else are we doing?
- From an internal business perspective we have introduced a number of measures to ensure that our carbon footprint is minimised wherever possible.
- From environmentally friendly gift packaging to switching off computers at night and using energy saving light bulbs, where possible we are doing what we can.
- We're also helping to fund Cool Earth's community projects that support the local community and enable local people to earn a sustainable living from the rainforest
Want to know more?
- To see further details of how Buyagift Plc is trying to make a difference please take the time to read our full environmental policy document.