Delivering Sustainable Impacts

Benefits such as improved community health and well-being, job creation, and biodiversity protection, demonstrate that businesses are having an even greater impact beyond reducing carbon emissions.  

Research carried out by Imperial College London found that each tonne of carbon reduced from offsetting has additional Sustainable Impacts worth $664.  Read some individual stories below of the Sustainable Impacts our projects are delivering in countries such as Guatemala, Ghana and Brazil. 

 

 

Water Filtration and Cookstoves Project

Dona Irma Xo

Dona Irma Xo has four children.  Her new ‘eko stove’ has been designed for the local communities, with an enclosed fire chamber and a metal surface for cooking beans and tortillas.

In addition to reducing indoor air pollution, the new stove reduces biomass use by 65%, reducing time spent collecting fuel, or as much as $35 a year buying fuel.  “Now the Eko stove only burns 50 to 60 quetazales worth of wood per month.  Before, with the open fire, it cost us 200 quetzales per month.”

The kitchen is the centre of our home. It is so different now from before.  Now there is no more smoke in our home.  The smoke was impossible to control and filled the whole house.  There are no more accidents and my children’s eyes are not irritated, their throats don’t hurt and there is not as much sickness

Dona Irma Xo, San Pedro Caracha, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala

Read more about the project here

 

 

Improved Ghanaian Cookstoves

Patience Pat Yevu 

27 year old Pat has three children and is a successful cookstove seller to her local community.  She has been selling cookstoves for eight years. 

Pat earns about 2,000 cedis ($726) a month and has been able to buy land, build a house and send her children to school.

Read more about the project here

 

 

Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation

The project aims to prevent deforestation and protect some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats - camera traps set up in the project area included sightings of Ocelot, Tapir, and Collared Peccary.

Located on the Purus River, a major tributary of the Amazon, the project protects 35,000 hectares of pristine rainforest and important inland water ecosystems.

   

Read more about the project here