With your help we pledge to plant trees in the UK and protect trees in the Amazon Rainforest
For every £500* (ex vat) spent on this site we will plant a tree in the UK or help protect a tree in the Amazon via the Carbon Footprint “Tree Buddying” project.
Every time we make a pledge, a tree will be planted in the UK or a tonne of carbon will be saved in the Brazilian Amazon via the Carbon Footprint's VCS avoided deforestation programme. In this way, you will be helping to offset carbon, plant and protect forests and biodiversity in 2 continents.
By supporting the Carbon Footprint Tree Planting programme through Intelligent Hand Dryers, not only are you planting trees in the UK you will also be helping to:
- Provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity
- Plant native British trees
- Enhance the natural UK landscape
- Offset CO2 emissions
The Carbon Footprint Tree Planting projects are paired with Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) approved carbon credits to guarantee the carbon offsetting.
By offsetting through a VCS project, it ensures your carbon offsetting:
- Is fully verified
- Meets international standards - including meeting strict additionality requirements
- Meets BSI's PAS 2060 specification on carbon neutrality
- Meets the Carbon Footprint Standard
- Continues to take additional CO2 out of the atmosphere during the life of the tree
Why Plant a Tree - Protect a Tree?
Often referred to as the Lungs of the Earth, trees are well known for absorbing and storing carbon. They are also essential for the planet’s biodiversity. However, trees are still being destroyed at an alarming rate, with around the size of a football pitch disappearing from the Amazon Rainforest every minute.
By planting more trees and saving the ones already living, it is a great way to reduce carbon emissions. It has even been said as being one of the major things that needs to happen to avert a climate emergency.
Hand dryers save trees and trees safeguard the planet!
For more information please visit https://www.carbonfootprint.com/plantingtrees.html
Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) Approved
All the Carbon Footprint's carbon offsetting is monitored and audited to the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) (https://qasaudit.com), which in short vouches both for the quality and their handling and 'retirement' (as it is known in the industry) of carbon offsets.
Please see https://www.carbonfootprint.com/qasqualityassuranceschemecarbonoffsetting.html for more information, which includes a video to explain things further.
*£500 total from all orders received, not just one single order purchases. Tree planting and saving will be made alternatively; for example, the first £500 will plant a tree in the UK and the second £500 will save a tree in the Amazon, etc.