Each time you fly or drive, you contribute to global warming by releasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scuba Travel have joined forces with Climate Care to enable you to pay to balance out your travel emissions. Your money will be used to fund projects that absorb, reduce or avoid an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases elsewhere. This is called an 'offset'.
What is Climate Care?
Climate Care is a service that helps individuals and organisation to repair the damage they do to the climate. Through its award-winning carbon reduction projects Climate Care will reduce pollution (CO2) on your behalf, to offset your own contribution to Climate Change. Visit www.climatecare.org to find out more.
Climate Care Projects
Reductions are made through a range of projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and rainforest restoration which not only fight climate change but bring benefits to communities round the world.
Efficient stoves in Honduras
Climate Care is working in Honduras to make fuel efficient cooking stoves available in some of the poorest communities. This supports conservation by reducing the wood needed for cooking. It also benefits the householders by removing smoke from the kitchen and dramatically cutting the health risk from wood smoke. Each stove reduces carbon dioxide emissions by around 1.5 tonnes per year, compared to an open wood fire. The project is expected to save 7,000 tonnes of CO2.
Renewable power for schools in India
Climate Care is funding a project to introduce school stoves that run off a new renewable fuel source, replacing stoves that use fossil fuel LPG. Crop waste is being used to make biomass briquettes for the stoves, providing an extra income to farmers. For the schools this is good news because the new renewable fuel is cheaper. The stove has also proved popular with pupils, who prefer the taste of the food! This project is expected to save 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Human powered water pumps in India
Climate Care’s funding is helping to expand the availability of a simple and ingenious ‘treadle pump’, which can be used by farmers to irrigate their crops, replacing dirty and expensive diesel pumps. Crops can be grown all year round, helping farmers to increase their yields and stay on their land all year round without having to leave to find work in the cities. Each treadle pump saves around 0.65 tonnes CO2 per year.
Sustainable tourism is not just an option - it's an essential aspect of our operation. As members of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) we recognise that in carrying out work as Tour Operators we have a responsibility to respect other people's places and ways of life.
Scuba Travel are committed to marine conservation , we feel this is essential to protect the environment so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. The Project AWARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. Project AWARE combats challenges facing aquatic resources in 175 countries and territories with direct support from divers and water enthusiasts worldwide.