All your daily activities emit greenhouse gases. The most well known greenhouse gas is carbon, or CO2. When this gas is released into the atmosphere, it contributes to a change in our climate, known as “global warming”. Too much CO2 in the atmosphere of the Earth causes a rise of the average global temperature. This is a threat to ALL life on the planet.
The average global citizen emits 3.4 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Bamboo acts as a “carbon sink”. This means that it takes CO2 from the air and stores it, preventing it from entering into the atmosphere.
By buying square meters of bamboo you compensate for the greenhouse gases that you emit. Every square meter absorbs (on average) 267,20 kilos of carbon, meaning that with 10 square meters you compensate for 2672 kilos of CO2.
A return flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona (economy class) emits 0.4 tonne (400kg) of CO2 per passenger.
Plant bamboo. Improve lives.
By buying square meters of bamboo you directly contribute to the improvement of the local community in Uganda. We work with local people to plant and nurse the bamboo. Your contribution creates valuable job opportunities.
If you want to take your contribution to the next level, double or triple it and choose the CO2 + housing or CO2 + housing + jobs option. This enables us not only to combat global warming, but also to use the bamboo that we grow as construction material to build sustainable homes for the local community AND to create additional job opportunities, such as jobs for teachers, doctors and bamboo entrepreneurs who turn the bamboo into beautiful, ecofriendly products.
Whatever option you choose, Bamboo Village Uganda and the planet are grateful to you!
Disclaimer: Note that buy buying bamboo you are not reducing the amount of CO2 that you emit. The first step towards a more sustainable planet is to reduce your carbon footprint, by actions such as choosing ecofriendlier ways of transportation, travel to destinations closer to home, lower your consumption of meat, isolate your house and buy less clothes. Compensating allows for the investment in projects such as Bamboo Village Uganda, that without your help, would not have been realized.