GREEN CREDENTIALSOur Commitment to the Environment
- Going CarbonZero
As part of our commitment to the environment we regularly calculate and offset the carbon dioxide emissions from our publications and events to make them CarbonZero.
To do this we are working with leading carbon management company co2balance, balancing out the impact of our carbon footprint through their carbon saving African Energy Efficient Stove Project, making "CarbonZero Publications" and "CarbonZero Events".
The project builds energy saving cooking stoves for families in Kenya. The new stoves replace fuel intensive open fires (similar to camp fires) and reduce the amount of firewood needed for cooking by over 50% - this in turn prevents the release of carbon emissions through the reduction in burning firewood.
As well as saving carbon emissions, the project has social and financial benefits to the community as well as an environmental one. The stoves reduce the amount of time spent collecting firewood, are built locally (creating employment), and the reduced need for firewood helps prevent deforestation. They are also a cleaner and easier way of cooking:
"I am very happy and thankful for my stove. It is a very good stove. It can cook much better than my old stove and it is very much quicker. When all of my children and all of their children come home, I can put the stove on and when they are finished with their chores and their talking, the food is already finished. So quickly! And the food is very good and very hot. I can feed them all with so little firewood. They are happy and they are not hungry. And I am happy too". Mamma Mzee, recipient of one of co2balance's Energy Efficient Stoves
The energy saving cooking stoves are built for families along the coastal region of Mombasa in Kenya, and the project is completely owned and managed by carbon management company co2balance to guarantee a quality carbon offset.
See the carbon offset certificate awarded to Public Service Events
To find out more on climate change and ethical carbon offsetting, log on to www.co2balance.com
See a video showing how these projects benefit families in Kenya: www.carbonzerofederation.com/kenyan_stove_project/