We are pleased to be partnering with Greenr to give our customers the option to offset the carbon footprint of their order. Once a model has been added to the basket, just tick the option to add £5 and Greenr will do the rest. We are hoping to encourage our customers to use this new facility to offset their orders, and so Amalgam will match each £5 donation made by customers on orders valued at £500 and over.
Greenr consider the average cost to offset a tonne of carbon to be approximately £11, so a £5 pledge roughly equates to offsetting half a tonne of carbon. For the Ecosphere+ project in Peru, £5 equates to protecting 10 trees. This is the equivalent of counteracting one flight to New York, driving 1500 miles or burning 300 kg of coal.
Greenr's portfolio of projects specialise in having strong social and environmental benefits, having positive impacts on local employment, poverty rates and wildlife conservation. For more information about Greenr and their projects, visit www.gogreenr.co.
By offsetting the emissions of a purchase, customers are ensuring that their carbon footprint is offset via one of their projects, whether that is funding rural solar in Africa, reforestation in Scotland, or conservation in Peru. 95% of each contribution goes directly to the carbon offsetting projects, with only 5% funding management of the Greenr scheme.