Travel & Tree Certificate

What is the Travel & Tree Certificate? 

We are in the process of developing a signet called the “Travel & Tree Certificate“ which is related to a tree subscription. You can plant trees on a regular basis, in accordance to your CO2 footprint and your budget.

You can implement the signet as a widget or with an HTML code into your website. It will display both the number of trees planted and the CO2-equivalent that you have compensated. Also, it will automatically update every month.

A German causes CO2 emissions of 9.6 tons every year,
while the global average per capita in 2016 was just 4.8 tons.*
 

The best option is to avoid any activities that cause high CO2 emissions. This can be very challenging and sometimes impossible.
The question should not be whether you plant trees, but how many.
Every tree counts.

* Source: BMU report “Climate Protection in Figures 2018”
https://www.bmu.de/fileadmin/Daten_BMU/Pools/Broschueren/klimaschutz_in_zahlen_2018_bf.pdf 

Travel & Tree Certificate: CO2 calculator and CO2 offset

Soon, you will find an online CO2 calculator on this page. It will show you how much CO2 your activities cause and how many trees you should plant to properly compensate for the emissions. Since this calculator is not online yet, please consider the following values.

Compensation: General CO2 Emissions per Year

  • 24 trees compensate approx. 12 tons of CO2
  • 36 trees compensate approx. 18 tons of CO2
  • 48 trees compensate approx. 24 tons of CO2

Compensation: Mileage in Kilometers
Basis: medium-sized car with an average consumption of 8.0 liters / 100 km (petrol) or 7.0 l per 100 km (diesel)

  • 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles) per year = 1.9 t CO2 = 4 trees
  • 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles) per year = 3.8 t CO2 = 8 trees
  • 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles) per year = 5.7 t CO2 = 12 trees
  • 50,000 kilometers (31,069 miles) per year = 9.5 t CO2 = 20 trees
  • 70,000 kilometers (43,496 miles) per year = 13.3 t CO2 = 28 trees
  • 100,000 kilometers (62,137 miles) per year = 19.0 t CO2 = 40 trees

Advantages of being a Climate Partner with a Travel & Tree Certificate

As a climate partner with a Travel & Tree Certificate, you gain the following benefits for yourself and your company.

  • You make a valuable contribution to environmental protection.
  • You lower your personal carbon footprint.
  • Your employees and customers positively perceive your contribution to climate protection. 
  • You can profitably use your contribution for your own marketing.
  • As an employer, you will attract young, skilled people to your company.

Reduce your carbon footprint now with the Travel & Tree Certificate!