Carbon Offsetting & Planting Trees

 

Over recent years it has become ever more apparent that we need to start taking every measure possible to protect our planet and reduce our impact on our environment.

The Oil-Club was founded with green initiatives in mind, with reduced emissions in the form of grouped tanker trips and using additives to help fuel burn more efficiently, but recently we sat down to think about what else we could do to further help reduce our impact.

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We have now partnered with Carbon Footprint to offer our members the option to make their order carbon neutral.

Every 500L of heating oil used creates 1.27 tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2e), which our members now have the option to offset by donating to protect the lungs of the earth, the Amazon rainforest, or plant a tree here in the UK to help our environment for generations to come, or do both!

Here is more information on these two projects:

Portel-Pará REDD Amazon Deforestation Project

Teams in the Portal region of Brazil work around the clock to protect almost 200,000 hectacres of the Amazon rainforest from illegal logging and farming, protect the trees and landscape through forest management and biodiversity monitoring, and train the locals on how to live amongst the rainforests in a sustainable way. While also protecting the local wildlife, including the Ka’apor Capuchin and Black Bearded Saki (primates), Oncilla and Giant Otter (carnivores), and Giant Anteaters and Giant Armadillos, all of which are 'endangered' or 'critically endangered', and all vital to the ecosystem.

The project is expected to avoid over 22 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions over a 40 year period.

Click here to learn more about the project

Please login and go to our Club Store to donate to protect the rainforest.

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UK Tree Planting

Planting is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions in the future. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood, which help offset CO2 emissions. By ensuring that the trees planted are native broad leaf species you can help to preserve the UK's environment and biodiversity, and provide more habitats for our wildlife.

We give our members the option to purchase a tree with every oil order. The trees will help protect our wildlife and forests, and offset carbon emissions in the future. With Carbon Footprint's help, we will buy trees on our members behalf and plant them in woodland and forests across the UK.

Click here to learn more about this project

Please login and go to our Club Store to buy a tree.

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