Why Equilibrium You May Ask ...
Well despite our investment in 'reduced emission eco friendly service vehicles' we nevertheless pushed out 279 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2010, 251 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2011, whilst 2012's carbon dioxide emission is yet to be calculated..
So, as a means of attaining 'equilibrium' we have bought 279 carbon credits to plant native trees which will capture more than the equivalent amount of the unavoidable CO2 which we generated as a business. As our woodland-creation partner Forest Carbon Ltd explains, the benefits extend beyond carbon capture:
"We are delighted that Lift & Engineering Services Ltd has joined the growing band of insightful businesses engaged in carbon capture through woodland creation here in the UK. The trees planted are for the benefit of all: not only capturing CO2 but also enhancing the landscape, reducing flooding and scrubbing other pollutants from our atmosphere. Companies like Lift & Engineering Services Ltd who undertake this voluntary activity are taking the long and sustainable view."
We were excited to learn that planting took place in Boughton in Northamptonshire and at Crairieknowe in Dumfries-shire. The types of tree planted are ecologically suited to the area and include Oak, Ash, Cherry, Silver Birch, Pine, Sycamore, Willow and other natives.
Our single pledge is to reduce emissions, Our future goal is to create a forest. We will be using carbon offsetting again for 2012's emissions
By buying carbon credits now and in the future, we are supporting the planting of carbon woodlands which will, over time, amount to a whole forest's worth of carbon dioxide capture. To find out more about our projects please visit the website: http://www.forestcarbon.co.uk