Back in 2012 leading online environmental website, edie.net joined forces with ClimateCare to offset carbon emissions associated with travel to key events through the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project.
Yesterday, delegates to the Sustainability Leaders Forum had emissions from their travel calculated, bringing the total amount of CO2 that will be offset through the partnership to 450 tonnes.The investment into LifeStraw will not only cut the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide, it will help provide more than 3 million glasses of safe drinking water to families in Africa.
“This certainly gives our delegates something to think about as they enjoy a safe glass of water during the event today” said conference organiser Dominica Andrews.
“It’s vital for us that we practice what we preach. We encourage our delegates to come together and share best practice in sustainability at our events. Offsetting their travel emissions through ClimateCare – who specialise in projects that both cut carbon and improve people’s lives – means we can demonstrate best practice and encourage others to follow in our footsteps.”
At the event, delegates saw how this support was not only helping to tackle climate change, but making a very real difference for families on the ground in Kenya.
ClimateCare staff were on hand to demonstrate how simple, gravity fed LifeStraw filters purify water, meaning it no longer needs to be boiled. This reduces exposure to killer waterborne diseases like Typhoid and Cholera, as well as cutting carbon emissions.
Delegates even had the opportunity to try some LifeStraw filtered water for themselves.
ClimateCare recently announced ambitious targets to cut 20 million tonnes of CO2 and improve the lives of 20 million people by 2020, and is calling on other organisations to invest in its Climate+Care projects designed from the outset to protect the environment and improve people’s lives.
Contact the team on +44(0)1865 591000 to find out how you can get involved.
Notes to editors
ClimateCare mobilises the power and scale of private finance to deliver projects with positive environmental and social impacts around the world. We combine the vision of a social enterprise and the commercial experience of an investment bank. Leveraging mainstream funding, we profitably deliver some of the largest, most successful corporate sustainability initiatives in the world.
From offices in Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific we help many of the world’s leading brands, organisations and governments scale up the impact of their initiatives. By investing their resources in projects that directly combat climate change and poverty, improve health and increase community welfare, we build better futures for millions of people around the world.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
LifeStraw Carbon for Water
This short video explains more about the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o0Fsv6O8FE
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