Absolutely, we would encourage individuals to support projects, whether it be one of the ones we are currently supporting or some other such project. We give people the opportunity to do so with Climate Wise and we can aggregate donations, select projects and then monitor their impact so there is control and oversight which often… Continue reading CLIMATE WISE TAKES PEOPLE’S DONATIONS AND PUTS THEM INTO PROJECTS WHERE THEY CAN MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO ME – WOULDN’T I BE BETTER OFF JUST MAKING A DIRECT DONATION MYSELF?
Random tree planting without proper consideration to the nature of the environment and consequences of the tree planting can and has led to issues, from lack of biodiversity in the environment to altering the existing environment, for example tree planting has detrimental effects associated with peat bog environments. As with most things there is a… Continue reading SOME PEOPLE ARE ANTI-OFFSET DUE TO ISSUES WITH TREE PLANTING SCHEMES DISPLACING PEOPLE. WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THIS, IS SHE RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED?
Greenwashing is a broad-brush term applied to companies as a shortcut to offsetting their footprint without trying to change their practises. Without a doubt this does happen in some cases, however, that should not stop individuals and companies from trying to offset their footprint whilst at the same time trying to introduce technology and best… Continue reading CARBON OFFSETTING HAS RECEIVED A BAD RAP IN THE PAST FOR BEING SEEN AS GREENWASHING – SOME PEOPLE FEEL IT GIVES PERMISSION FOR ‘CONSUMPTION AS USUAL’ WITHOUT THE GUILT. THAT IT GIVES US LEEWAY TO SHIFT THE BURDEN TO SOMEONE ELSE OR THAT IT IS SIMPLY THE ABILITY TO BUY A LICENSE TO COOK THE PLANET. WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT?
The increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the biggest cause of global warming – impacting safety, health, food and global stability. We all contribute via travel, heating, driving and even eating and wearing clothes. We can change our lifestyles to reduce the impact, but it is still there. Climate Wise takes what is… Continue reading FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD OF CARBON OFFSETTING, OR REDUCTION WHAT IS IT?
By working with companies that are certified, we gain evidence of the amount of tonnes offset for each of the projects we invest in. We can therefore also compute the tonnes offset for each donation amount.
Climate Wise is selecting the best way to make the most change in the shortest possible time. In the UK, we are currently a Community Interest Company (CIC) with a charity application pending. To get the ball rolling, we chose the CIC route which has enhanced reporting and can be converted into a charity. We… Continue reading ARE YOU A REGISTERED CHARITY?
Yes! It will take a lot of people, but we are moving in the right direction. If everyone does a little bit, we can make the change.