As 2022 has come to an end, we’re reflecting on the generous amount of positivity that we’ve helped administer, through Ecologi projects, on the future of our planet. Our membership with Ecologi has played a massive role in this. We’ve donated to fund many climate-curing projects – and will continue to do so in 2023. Let’s take a look at our favourite Ecologi projects of 2022.

Peruvian protection of the Amazon

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 One of our many favourite Ecologi projects tackles deforestation within the Madre de Dios region in Peru. With deforestation rapidly increasing in this region, the rich biodiversity of the Amazonian ecosystem is becoming more and more threatened.

“Satellite images suggest that carbon emissions from deforestation rose by more than 60% between 2006 and 2010.”Ecologi

Ecologi’s solution to this crisis goes by the name of ‘The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD+ Project’. REDD+ stands for Reduced Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Reducing the pressure from the conversion of land for agricultural and cattle ranching purposes is the primary goal of this project. While the second goal is to guarantee the sustainable forestry management of the two timber concessions that operate in the area.

“Protection of this area will prevent 659,793 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere each year.”Ecologi 

Read more about this project here.

 

Capturing methane to reduce emissions and generate energy in India

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 As many of you may know already, methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas. However, did you know that over half of India’s population work in agriculture processes that generate methane? Meanwhile, India’s energy uses and needs are amongst the highest in the world.

This Ecologi project involves the creation of a methane-rich biogas, which is captured to generate electricity. Therefore, preventing methane emissions from escaping into the atmosphere and exacerbating the greenhouse effect.

Read more about this project here.

 

Protecting the Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve in Peru

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 Peru is a country known for its ancient Inca ruins and abundance of mineral, agricultural and marine resources – making tourism a major element of Peru’s economic makeup. However, land-use change, climate change, deforestation, and extractive activities are threatening the preservation of its history and environment. Meanwhile, pollution, degradation, damming, and overfishing is harming the country’s water ecosystems.

Taking place in the Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) of Tambopata National Reserve and a sector of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, this Ecologi project prevents deforestation and provides tropical rainforest habitat for an incredible variety of rare and endangered wildlife. Ecologi projects like these are crucial for saving so many endangered species around the world.

“This project will avoid 457,750 tCO2e from entering our atmosphere each year, and will run for 20 years in total.” – Ecologi

Read more about this project here.

 

Solar power in Vietnam

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 Drastic increases in demand and insufficient supply has led to power shortages in Vietnam. Thus, negatively impacting people’s daily lives and slowing economic growth. With an over-reliance on coal for power, Vietnam’s energy demands have consistently increased since the 1990s.

This Ecologi project will generate electricity using photovoltaic technology – transforming sunlight into electricity. Situated in the Vinh Hao commune, Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam, this project is located on around 60 hectares of salt farm, and will generate 83,750MWh of power annually.

“Over the course of the 10-year crediting period, the project will avoid 704,110tCO2e from being emitted.” – Ecologi

Read more about this project here.

 

Forest reforestation in Kenya

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, has an economy that is heavily reliant on agriculture and tourism – resulting in challenges for the country, such as security and poverty.

“Around 36% of the Kenyan population live below the poverty line.” – Ecologi

Ecologi’s projects in Kenya are run by Eden Reforestation Projects (‘Eden’) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. They have a mission to provide fair-wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.

“Over the large area of the site and the 7-year project period, it is estimated that around 14.25 million afromontane trees will be planted across the Kass FM planting site, thanks to the support of our Ecologi community.” – Ecologi

Read more about this project here.

 

Improving the efficiency of Metro transport in India

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 “Experts calculate that electrification of the world’s railways could reduce global carbon emissions by 0.1 – 0.7 gigatons, and that this transition could save $723-3,300 billion over the lifetime of the infrastructure.” – Ecologi

Did you know that India has the second longest rail infrastructure in the world?

With the aim of making travel around the city faster, cheaper, and more energy efficient, the electric Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) was introduced in Delhi – significantly reducing carbon emissions. By shifting away from fossil fuels, with solar power projects being developed to supply electricity to the railway, the MRTS aims to be the world’s first 100% solar-powered metro.

“This project will result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to, on average, 529,043 tCO2 per year.” – Ecologi 

Read more about this project here.

 

Rainforest protection in central Brazil – the last of our Ecologi projects of 2022

Our Favourite Ecologi Projects of 2022 Are you aware that around a third of the world’s primary tropical rainforest is situated in Brazil? This Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse habitats on the planet – being home to 10% of all known terrestrial species. However, due to agriculture, oil and gas production, mining, logging, and infrastructure, 20% of this Brazilian Amazon rainforest was lost between 1975 and 2018.

Known for its intense deforestation pressure, this Ecologi project is located in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Not only does this project aim to protect over 70,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest, it also provides benefits for the local community of Perseverança Pacutinga – including technical training, women’s empowerment workshops, wildlife monitoring, and more.

“As rated by Sylvera, the project has achieved – and exceeded – its claimed emissions reductions.” – Ecologi 

Read more about this project here.

 

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