Tshalan'imithi Carbon Bank
Ferncliffe - Tshalanimithi
Planting Trees to Slow Down Climate Change
A Rocha offers worldwide access to a scientifically accredited carbon offsetting scheme at www.climatestewards.net Climate Stewards measures the amount of harmful carbon emissions which have been emitted into the atmosphere from any recent air travel, and provides you with the opportunity to "bank" the equivalent amount of carbon in trees planted in the sub-tropical mistbelt rainforest of Ferncliffe in Pietermaritzburg. You get to reduce your own harmful carbon emissions which speed up global warming and climate change. At the same time your trees contribute to a scientifically accredited restoration project in one of South Africa’s critically endangered forest types. The Ferncliffe-Tshalanimithi Carbon Bank is a partnership with the Msunduzi Municipality Conservation Division, and is endorsed by the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT).
Calculate Your Carbon Emissions, Find Out More
Visit A Rocha's Climate Stewards website and use the carbon calculator to work out your carbon emissions in your recent air or road travel at Climate Stewards
If you would like more information about how the trees planted in Ferncliffe Nature Reserve will store carbon visit: climatestewards projects
Make a Difference! Donate one or more of 20 000 trees
In the near future South Africans will be able to donate on line to this carbon banking scheme. In the meantime there is no need to wait. Instead of donating the money you have calculated in Pounds Sterling to A Rocha International, donate the equivalent in Rands to A Rocha South Africa, at the current daily exchange rate. A Rocha South Africa will plant one tree for every R80 that you deposit, and utilize your donation as follows:
What about carbon leakage?
The amount of carbon leaked into the atmosphere during tree planting in this project has been carefully limited so that when the planting regime is completed, 20 000 trees of 40 species will sequestrate 9000 tonnes of carbon, during the next 20 years.
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