The month in Treepoints: April
Earth month, April, is officially over. But as you probably know by now, at Treepoints every month is an opportunity to celebrate our planet and spread awareness of the climate crisis.
This month we launched our new website and added some great new partners who use our API integration to plant trees and offset carbon emissions. So look out for our logo on Allies of Skin skincare, Crafty Nectar craft cider, and Georganics toothbrushes amongst others.
April: The month in Treepoints
In April, our Treepoints members offset 220.85 tonnes of CO2 emissions. That takes us to 692.95 tonnes total to date! We’re so proud of all our members for their continued positive climate action and commitment to making our planet’s future sustainable.
Carbon offsetting with Treepoints in April
Every month, we support carbon offsetting initiatives that promote sustainable development for communities and ecosystems around the world. Put simply, this means that the carbon credits we purchase on behalf of our members help fund green technology. This green technology removes carbon from the atmosphere around the world.
This month, we’re offsetting emissions in China at the Guyuan Wind Power Project. This wind power plant generates clean electricity for Northern China. The project is certified by the Verified Carbon Standard, an internationally recognized carbon standard. Not only does this project provide renewable energy for local communities, displacing the need to burn fossil fuels, but it also creates employment opportunities. This opens a sustainable source of income for locals, and promotes sustainable development.
You can read more about the project here.
Trees planted with Treepoints in April
As well as offsetting carbon emissions, Treepoints plants trees on behalf of our business members. This month we planted 2400 trees!
These trees are planted across sites in Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya and Central America with our partner Eden Reforestation. Eden ensures that every project is managed sustainably.
Trees are one of the best climate solutions we have. They remove CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow, as well as halting the spread of desertification. They also replenish soils and offer a habitat for wildlife. Currently it remains almost impossible to quantify the exact amount of carbon removed from the atmosphere by young trees. So Treepoints offers tree planting as a means of contributing to the long term sustainable development of our world’s ecosystems.
Here are some updates from this month at our tree planting sites:
Update from Madagascar
The Madagascar team has planted more than 83 million trees this quarter! To keep the momentum going, they are developing their leadership teams and have hired an Agroforestry Manager with plans to further develop the agroforestry department. Expansion is happening in the far north of the country in the Diana region and near the capital city of Antananarivo. There are also plans to start projects in two other regions of Madagascar as well.
Update from Nepal
Expansion opportunities continue throughout Nepal, with the team there collecting new site profiles in areas where people are eager to reforest their land! Technology is also helping advance planting efforts as phones are being distributed more widely to take photos and track planting progress. In the months ahead, the team will focus on growing seedlings in their nurseries to prepare for planting at the end of June.
You can view certificates for our carbon offsetting and tree planting on our public ledger.
Treepoints Monthly Challenge
May is National Bike Month, and we’re challenging you to get out on your bikes. Cycling is one of the greenest forms of transport with no emissions produced. And it’s also a cheap and speedy way to get around. When you add to that the health benefits of cycling, including improving fitness and reducing stress levels, it’s obvious why everyone should be getting around on two wheels.
For more information about May’s cycling challenge, as well as options if you’re not currently the owner of a bicycle, read the full article here.
Don’t forget to tag us on social media (@treepoints.green). Snap a picture of you and your bike taking part in the challenge!