Reducing Deforestation in the Amazon and cutting carbon emissions
Green Saver 12m customers are helping reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Deforestation accounts for 15% of Global Green House Gas emissions. For every household that switches to this tariff we fund the equivalent of 2 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide savings, through carbon offset projects that Reduce Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
We've chosen to support conservation work in the Amazon, as it is the largest remaining rainforest on our planet. The Amazon is known for its amazing biodiversity; containing 10% of all species, and is home to some endangered species that rely on it for their survival.
The projects we support are monitored and verified by the international Verified Carbon Standard. Carbon Credits registered are retired on a carbon registry to ensure no double counting. Carbon Footprint Ltd is also audited by the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) annually.
So far we have supported the following specific projects in the Amazon:
• Florestal Santa Maria Reducing Deforestation (REDD)
• Cikel Brazil Amazon REDD
• RMDLT Portel-Pará REDD
Visit Carbon Footprint for more details.