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World Earth Day 2021: New Normal

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Catriona Anderson 21 Apr 2021 Time to read: 

In the week of World Earth Day 2021, we begin our journey with independent environmental consultancy Carbon Footprint Ltd to support us in doing our part in the fight against climate change, and becoming a greener and more efficient business.

Despite the respite given to Mother Nature during the COVID-19 crisis, when the air became cleaner, and undisturbed vistas not seen in years were once again visible, there are concerns a more polluted future could lie ahead as a result of COVID-19.

With lockdowns easing, the benefits have already begun to dissipate.  Factories have been pushed to make up for lost time, resulting in pollution in China returning to pre-crisis levels.  In a bid to avoid public transport, where social distancing is hard to maintain, some countries have seen an increase in car usage over pre-Covid levels.  Also, with the still-unfolding health and economic crises, leaders’ attentions have been pulled away from the slower-moving disaster of climate change.

It is imperative that now, more than ever, we take responsibility and make change to protect our planet.  Every one of us needs a healthy planet to support our jobs, livelihoods, health, survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.

Change starts with action.

We are carrying out a Carbon Footprint Assessment of our organisation to provide a thorough understanding of our organisation’s current green-house gas emissions, and a set of recommendations to reduce and offset our carbon footprint.  With our ultimate goal to become a certified carbon neutral organisation, carbon offsetting will involve funding solutions that have an immediate impact on reducing carbon emissions, helping to combat global climate change, as well as caring for local communities. In many instances providing much needed employment, health improvements, biodiversity, reforestation and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.

Keep an eye out for updates on our journey.