In industrialised countries, on average, individuals produce 15 metric tonnes of CO2 each year. As a couple, because you do a lot together, it is likely you will have a slightly smaller footprint than singles. Another great by-product of your relationship! We decided to set our estimate for couples at about 28 metric tonnes per year. That is the equivalent of your individual footprint when flying non-stop for 140 hours.
As you can imagine, this is still a large footprint which furthers global warming and detrimentally impacts natural ecosystems. As such, we decided to help you reduce your carbon footprint by planting wild forests. We offer our services in 3 different sizes so you can find the offsetting solution that suits you best.
What do you get for your purchase?
The GPS coordinates of your trees when they are planted
Beautiful high-definition photos of your trees and surrounding forest in different seasons and weather
A quarterly email update on the project where your trees are planted
A quarterly newsletter keeping you up to speed on our on-going fight against climate change and our rewilding efforts
To avoid the hot, harsh Portuguese summers, we will be planting the trees in October 2017. 50% of the trees will go to the Faia Brava reserve, located in the Coa Valley in the northeast of Portugal. This is the most ambitious rewilding project in the country, perhaps even Europe. The 1000+ hectares of privately protected land is home to wild horses, wild taurus, beech martens, polecats, wild cats, foxes and birds such as the Iberian imperial eagle, black vulture, kites, golden eagle, eagle owl and the Bonelli’s eagle. The remaining 50% of trees will go to land managed by our partners Montis. Their work focuses specifically on native fire-resistant forests to help avoid the type of disaster that killed 64 people in Portugal this summer.