This year, rather than sending Christmas Cards to our thousands of customers, partners and stakeholders we have decided to create our very own Christmas Climate Quiz.
As part of this, participants also have the opportunity to carbon offset the CO2e produced from the manufacture of an artificial Christmas tree* and will automatically be entered into our prize draw to win a £250 voucher. T&Cs Apply.
**6.5ft artificial Christmas Tree produces 40kg of GHG. Source: Statista
Our Christmas Climate Quiz questions relate to positive and motivational environmental news from around the world. We have outlined below the statistics and information that have inspired us to create our Christmas Quiz.
Ocean Clean-Up Project
Over 100,000kg of plastic has been removed from the ocean by the ocean clean-up project.
The Ocean Cleanup team hit a new milestone in July 2022: They removed their first 100,000 KG of plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage patch. In other words, they have now removed a total of 100,000 KG of plastic from our oceans – an incredible feat! The weight of the captured plastic is the equivalent to two and a half Boeing 737-800s planes, helping to put into perspective the sheet volume of plastic that was captured.
Mango is being used as an alternative to leather.
Using discarded mangoes that are no longer consumable and usually have gone rotten, the Netherlands-based Fruitleather Rotterdam creates a versatile material which can be made into footwear, fashion accessories, upholstery, furnishing, and more.
Electric Vehicles in the UK
One in every 32 cars now comes with a plug, with 1.1 million electric cars now in use on UK roads which is up by more than 50% over the past year, accounting for 3.1% of the vehicle parc, new figures show.
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
At the end of November 2023, there were 53,029 electric vehicle charging points across the UK, across 30,853 charging locations. This represents a 46% increase in the total number of charging devices since November 2022.
Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest fell 68% in April 2023 from the previous year.
The High Seas Treaty
The High Seas Treaty aim to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030.
Electricity Generation from Renewables
Since 2000, when renewables accounted for just 2.8% of all electricity generated in the UK, their contribution has grown substantially. In 2022, 40% – a record amount – of electricity came from renewables. This represented an increase of 5% from 2021.
Heat pumps avoided 8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in Europe during 2022.
UK’s Solar Capacity
Government figures show a 6.7% increase in the UK’s solar capacity in last year.
Your Net Zero Journey
Whatever stage you are at in your Net Zero journey, Greenarc are here to help. We are here to guide individuals and organisations through their transition to clean energy, offering expertise in solar technology, charging infrastructure, electric vehicles, low-carbon electrical services, EV charging cards, heating systems, fuels, and carbon offset fuel cards.
We look forward to speaking to you in the New Year about how we can support you in reducing your carbon footprint in 2024.
Carbon Offset Project Details
THE ARC REDD+ PROJECT
The ARC REDD+ Project has a primary focus on preserving native forests in the Amazon in regions that are prone to deforestation.
The project is mainly focussed on conserving the native forest through protection and avoiding further actors of deforestation. who are seeking to degrade, The native forest conservation will be able to support and protect more flora and fauna. The project preserves 53,528 hectares of the native forest.
From the implementation of this REDD Project, it is estimated that 31,10,878 tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided which would have been emitted into the atmosphere in a period of 10 years in the absence of the project, not including the project’s non-permanence risk buffer contribution.
Estimated annual GHG reductions are 258,328 tons of CO2e per year, the project corresponds to an estimated 7,749,856 avoided deforestation over the life of the project.