We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Ecologi to become a climate positive workforce. Sustainability is at the heart of See Change Now’s mission. For every bar of See Change Now shampoo, three plastic bottles are saved from polluting the planet. We want to do everything that we can to protect biodiversity, to turn the tide on environmental destruction and to put the brakes on the climate crisis.
So what is Ecologi?
Ecologi was founded by three friends in Bristol who were tired of waiting for politicians to solve the climate crisis. They believe that with a small contribution each month, an incredible impact can be made in reducing carbon footprints. As an individual or a business, you can offset your carbon footprint by paying a monthly subscription to Ecologi. Businesses that sign up to Ecologi become ‘climate positive workforces’. This means that each employee has their entire carbon footprint offset, including ‘emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more‘.
Projects helping people and planet
Alarmingly, from 1990 to 2015, 502,000 miles of the world’s forests were lost. That is an area larger than South Africa or equivalent to 1,000 football pitches per hour. Conservation and reforestation are incredibly important for numerous reasons. Forests absorb harmful greenhouse gases and provide habitats to over half of all land-based animals.
Ecologi funds projects that plant trees and reduce carbon emissions worldwide. Ecologi supports Eden Reforestation Projects who employ local villagers in countries such as Madagascar to both restore forests and combat poverty. As a result of the economic benefits and ownership for these communities, the forests are protected for years to come. For instance, at least 10% of all trees that are planted benefit the needs of the local communities by providing goods such as food.
Ecologi’s carbon reduction projects are certified by the Climate Security and Sustainable Development Gold Standard. This ensures that funding from Ecologi’s members goes as far as possible in achieving climate and development goals. Clean energy projects are providing wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower production. Meanwhile, clean water sources are being secured in communities in Malawi, Haiti and Eritrea. It is vital that tackling the climate crisis also improves the quality of life of the least well off. On each Ecologi project page, you can find out how they are in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals include good health, good jobs and economic growth, and clean water and sanitation.
Our impact so far
As of February 2021, See Change Now has been a climate positive workforce for nine months. In that time we have offset 9.39 tonnes of carbon through our Ecologi membership. That is equivalent to the emissions produced by 23,297 miles driven in a car or 28 metres squared of sea ice saved.
Examples of projects that See Change Now has supported this month include:
- Providing clean energy through hydropower in Kanungu, Uganda
- Preserving the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Guatemala
Keep up to date with our impact
We are proud to display Ecologi’s climate positive workforce badge across our website. This badge displays the total number of trees that have been planted on behalf of See Change Now:
For more information breaking down and visualising the carbon emissions that we are offsetting visit our page on Ecologi’s site. To receive updates on the impact of our collaboration with Ecologi, follow See Change Now on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Blog post by Patrick Lowe