Can Regreener really make a difference in the fight against climate change?

If our community grows big enough: yes! In the fight against climate change, every step in the right direction is important. Human behavior has a huge impact on climate change. We don’t say this to point a finger here, but it is up to us as mankind to undo the damage that was done by… Continue reading Can Regreener really make a difference in the fight against climate change?

What kind of trees are you planting?

We are planting trees through our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. Our tree planting partner plants native species trees only. Eden Reforestation Projects never plants or introduces any invasive species at any of their project sites. As you can imagine, the trees that are planted vary between planting sites.   On behalf of Regreener, trees… Continue reading What kind of trees are you planting?

How much CO2 does a tree sequester?

On behalf of Regreener, trees are planted in Kenya and Mozambique by Eden Reforestation Projects. Within our tree planting projects, the main focus is on mangrove trees for now. Research has indicated that each mangrove tree removes over 308 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere over the growth life of the tree. This calculates to… Continue reading How much CO2 does a tree sequester?

Who does the actual planting of the trees?

Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) is our tree planting partner. Eden is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. Founded in 2004, Eden has planted more than 485 million(!) trees so far.   Eden hires the local villagers to grow, plant, and guard… Continue reading Who does the actual planting of the trees?

What is the survival rate of the trees you plant?

Based on the data from Eden Reforestation Projects (our tree planting partner), the survival rate of the trees we plant is well over 80 percent.   The great thing about mangrove trees is that between years three and five these trees begin to produce their own propagules (baby mangrove trees). This results in a proliferation… Continue reading What is the survival rate of the trees you plant?

How do the carbon offset certificates work?

All of the projects we support to compensate carbon footprints are certified by either Gold Standard or Verra. Proof of the amount of carbon that is offset (reduced and/or compensated) is provided through so called carbon certificates. Carbon certificates represent the amount of carbon that is offset through a specific project. The certificates mention the… Continue reading How do the carbon offset certificates work?

What is Gold Standard?

Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development. Gold Standard is a standard and logo certification mark program for non-governmental emission reductions projects in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Voluntary… Continue reading What is Gold Standard?

What is Verra VCS?

Verra was founded in 2005 by environmental and business leaders who saw the need for greater quality assurance in voluntary carbon markets. Verra now serves as a secretariat for the various standards they develop and programs they manage, as well as an incubator of new ideas that can generate meaningful environmental and social value at… Continue reading What is Verra VCS?

How can I be sure these projects are really helping fight climate change?

The impact and quality of a carbon-reducing project is measured by a third-party that certifies the project to international standards. These standards ensure that the projects are what we say they are: real, permanent and truely green. The third-party will monitor the project to ensure it delivers to its promises.   Additionally, these certification bodies… Continue reading How can I be sure these projects are really helping fight climate change?

What is the aim of Research & Development?

In addition to directly funding CO2-reducing projects such as tree planting and green energy projects, we feel that innovation has a big role to play in accelerating the process of reaching our goals. More efficient ways to plant trees and a data-driven approach to (common) progress are examples of what can make a huge positive… Continue reading What is the aim of Research & Development?