When I first started to offset my emissions I predicted that it would take me 4 years to achieve my goal. However in fewer than 4 months I moved from Carbon positive to Carbon neutral* and now I am well on my way to carbon negative.
See below on how I am currently working to reduce the impact NurseryNook has on the environment:
From 1st September 2021 I will be committing to my Carbon Neutral pledge:
🌱 For every training attendee, market customer, online training attendee, coaching client check-in and consultancy visit I will pledge 1 tree.
🌳 For every 10 x in person training events I will pledge 1 tonne of Carbon reduction/offset.
^ The above will be achieved through my Ecologi plan.
📦 To work more closely with my suppliers to reduce plastic in their deliveries.
🇬🇧 To order from UK based suppliers wherever possible.
♵ To maintain no plastic in my market orders.
📄 To no longer provide printed handouts at events unless asked for.
Using my 2018-19 data I would have planted 4500 trees and ofset 125 tonnes of carbon. (Approx.)
* - Carbon Neutral is an industrial standard that requires certification (at a high cost.) Currently I over offset my emissions which is part of my historical offsetting drive and to 'do extra' until I can afford the certification process. This ensures I am AT least Carbon neutral.
The steps towards net zero:
Carbon Neutral -
Carbon Negative - I'm working towards this*
View definitions here.
I believe that we must do more than simply offset future emissions. We must look to our historical emissions too. Part of my process is over offsetting to cover historical emissions. A process which is easier for a new business like mine.