Friday, 14 November 2014
2014 Carbon Replacement
Flying for business is an important part of the continuing professional development I undertake for Green Financial. I attend a number of overseas conferences each year, I share my knowledge with other advisers around the world and I volunteer on a number of global best practice committees to 'give back' to my profession and increase my own knowledge to benefit clients of Green Financial.
Whilst video conferencing is used where possible and practical it is usually the case I travel abroad a number of times each year.
A flight to New York is about 3,500 miles and according to the Woodland trust that generates about 0.9 tonnes of CO2.
This year I have flown more than usual, staying in the air for 51,000 miles.
Based on that 13 tonnes of CO2 removed, we have made a donation to the Woodland Trust* to replace that CO2. By planting trees our donation will create 325m2 of woodland (around 3,500 sq ft)
Tree planting has a positive impact on the removal of carbon from the atmosphere - and woodland provides vital new places to help people and wildlife, in the UK, deal with climate change.
We donated via the Woodland Carbon charity. It is independently audited every five years. Their carbon projects are managed to the highest standard and are registered to the Government's new accreditation scheme, the Woodland Carbon Code http://www.forestry.gov.uk/carboncode
* The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England (No. 294344) and in Scotland (No. SC038885). A non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 1982873.
Registered office: Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL. Telephone 0800 026 9650