How Does Carbon Offsetting Work?
During each flight, greenhouse gas emissions are released into the atmosphere. Carbon offsetting works by supporting projects to reduce emissions by the same amount as that emitted by the flight. Our offset program includes two world-leading clean cooking projects in Kenya and Ghana. These clean cooking initiatives not only cut carbon emissions, helping to tackle climate change, they also make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives by reducing fuel bills and exposure to toxic fumes. By cutting fuel requirements the projects also reduce deforestation, protecting precious habitat.
The Projects…amongst others:
Lifestraw Water Filters…Providing Safe Water in Kenya.
The award-winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project provides simple, gravity fed water filters for families in Kenya. It not only provides safe drinking water to 4 million people; it cuts carbon emissions by removing the need to boil water in order to make it safe to drink.
Gyapa Stoves- Improving Lives in Ghana.
This project is creating a market for locally-produced, efficient cooking stoves which cut emissions, reduce exposure to toxic fumes and decrease fuel bills.
The project provides skilled employment for 350 manufacturers and extra income for over 500 retailers. As well as cutting more than 2 million tonnes of CO2, the Gyapa stoves project has so far saved more than 4 million people over $80 million on their fuel bills.
365 Aviation is proud to work with Climate and Development experts ClimateCare to support this project and others in the Climate+Care Portfolio.