The month in Treepoints: February

Published by Jacob Wedderburn-Day on

This month has been a busy one at Treepoints HQ. We became a social enterprise, partnered with a podcast to offset CO2 emissions for every listen, and started tree planting with Eden Reforestation Projects. 

And of course, our Treepoints community offset loads of carbon emissions, helping fight climate change. 

Here’s a quick round up of our progress this month. 

February: The month in Treepoints

In February, the Treepoints community offset 85.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalents, taking us to a total 261.2 tonnes to date!

As always, we’re celebrating all our Treepoints members, both individuals and businesses, who have contributed to this. If you’d like to start fighting climate change by offsetting your carbon footprint, then head over to the Treepoints main site for details of the different memberships available. 

Projects we supported this month

This February, we supported the Guyan Wind Power Project in Northern China, providing a reliable source of clean energy for local communities and contributing to sustainable development in the region.

You can read the full report here. This project is certified by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and you can view our donation on the Treepoints Public Ledger.

Together, we offset 85.2 tonnes of CO2 

That’s equivalent to…

Treepoints News 

As we mentioned, this has been a busy month at Treepoints, and we’ve made some big steps. 

We’ve made some changes to our pricing structure

Our goal at Treepoints is to make carbon offsetting simple and affordable for everyday people and businesses. We realised that for individuals offsetting without Treepoints, carbon offsetting is priced at a premium because of the relatively small amount of carbon credits each person is purchasing. As with all things, the more you buy of something, the closer the price is to the original wholesale. This is why we have slightly changed the way we work to help individuals get a better price for their offsetting, pooling donations and purchasing credits in bulk on behalf of our members. Because of this change, our members’ donations now go a lot further in fighting climate change. 

Read the full article here: Update on Carbon Offsetting with Treepoints

We became a Social Enterprise! 

From the beginning, Treepoints has always had a clear social and environmental mission: simplifying the fight against climate change. Social Enterprises are businesses that make a positive difference in the world, benefitting society through a social or environmental business. Well-known social enterprises are The Big Issue and our lovely partner Toast Ale. And now us! This means as and when Treepoints makes a profit, we’ll reinvest at least 50% of it into projects that support our environmental mission. 

You can read more about what being a social enterprise means here: It’s Official – Treepoints is a Social Enterprise

We partnered with a podcast

In February, Treepoints partnered with The Oblique Life Global Goals podcast to offset carbon emissions with every listen. For every 1000 listens of their podcast, The Oblique Life will be offsetting 1 tonne of CO2, which is roughly equivalent to a one way flight from Paris to New York. 

If you’re interested in carbon offsetting for your business, get in touch with our team at [email protected]

We started planting trees with the Eden Reforestation Project

Planting and protecting trees is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Trees take CO2 out of the atmosphere as they grow, as well as providing homes for wildlife, stopping deserts from spreading, and restarting water cycles. So we were delighted to start planting trees on behalf of our business partners with non-profit Eden Reforestation Projects. They plant trees all around the world, and support sustainable development in impoverished communities. 

Read more about our tree planting with Eden here: We’re planting trees with Eden Reforestation Projects. And if you’d like to know more about tree planting for your business, as ever you can get in touch with our friendly team who would be more than happy to discuss options with you.

March’s Sustainability Challenge

Each month, we set our community a challenge to help them meet their sustainability goals. This month in the UK the weather is warming up and the prospect of picnics in the park is on the horizon. So our challenge this month focuses on how to picnic sustainably, without leaving the bins overflowing with unnecessary plastic and waste. 

We’ve compiled a list of tips for the ultimate environment friendly picnic to make it easy for you and good for the planet.  

And that’s all for this month! If you want to keep up to date with our news, climate announcements, and sustainability advice, you can follow us on Instagram