carbon offsetting pledge

How do we talk about this without sounding preachy?!  Ok, let's have a go...

We've kind of dropped the ball a bit with our emissions and what we're doing to this planet, and the wine world is one of the industries really at the coal face (pardon the pun!) of climate change.  Vines are often referred to as the "canaries in the cage" of Climate Change, and whether it's getting warmer or cooler, drier or wetter, seasonal or out-the-blue, vines are precious little buggers that are starting to struggle across the world.

There are tough choices to come, but for now, let's enjoy the fact that there are still some easy wins to begin with, and let's bloody well do them!  Sounds simple enough to us.

 

That's why Feel Good Grapes pledges tree planting schemes to offset the carbon footprint of each individual bottle every time one of you wonderful people buys a bottle.  One bottle bought equals one tree planted.  We also aim to ensure that our packaging is as close to 100% recyclable or compostable.  Easy enough so far!

But more than that we know that offering out wines from around the world means the extra footprint of the wines arriving on our shores from the producers as far away as the Americas and Australasia.  That's why we pledge to buy carbon credits to offset all of our importing activity.

Tree Planting Scheme

So apparently trees and hedgerows can actually help us reverse the effects of climate change?  Who knew?

What's more, we know we need an extra 2 billion hectares of forest to make it all work.

Yeah..quite a lot, but you can only eat an elephant one bit at a time.  So for EVERY BOTTLE OF WINE we sell we'll donate to Ripple Africa's scheme to plant another tree.

Our Packaging Promise

Our aim is that the packaging we send the wines to you in is 100% recyclable or compostable.

We are proud to use PulpSafe from WBC in London, which is 100% British made and fully biodegradable.  It's also as safe as any packaging on the market, making sure the wines get to you in pristine condition.

But we don't stop there.  The boxes we send, all the way to the documents wallets, are 100% biodegradable.

Carbon Offsetting

At Feel Good Grapes we want to reduce our impact on the world by OFFSETTING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT of the transport of the wines from vineyards all the way around the world to us in the UK.  We buy carbon credits from Ripple Africa, a UK registered charity, which operates under the UNFCCC's Carbon Credit Scheme.

We'll keep working to reduce, reuse and recycle where we can, but where we've got no choice we will invest so you know that the wine you're drinking is as clean as can be.

Ripple Africa

Ripple Africa has been going since 2003, when it was founded by Liz and Geoff Furber.

Now concentrating on environmental and education projects in Malawi, the development of their fuel efficient cookstove, called Changu Changu Moto (meaning 'fast fast fire'), and tree planting schemes have led to Ripple being at the forefront of the climate change battle in Africa, that our clients can help simply by drinking some lovely wine!

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