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 both carbon offsetting and tree planting schemes every time one of you wonderful people buys some of our lovely wines!

Carbon Offsetting

At Feel Good Grapes we want to reduce our impact on the world by OFFSETTING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT of our deliveries and packaging by buying carbon credits from Ripple Africa, a UK registered charity working in Malawi, 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.

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.

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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