Here at Green Cabs we believe it is much better to plant trees to offset the unavoidable emissions we do produce, not just from our vehicles but from our entire operation. We also do this in advance so you can be sure that when you get into one of our Green Cabs the emissions have already been offset.
Why tree planting?
Tree Planting is really important to us as a company and to the world we live in. Each tree planted removes an average of 50lbs of CO2 from the atmosphere every year.
Trees help reverse desertification, stabilise land and stop soil erosion.Trees improve the air quality and moderating the climate. By planting trees we create a natural environment that provides a habitat for wildlife.
It's about more than just offsetting emissions. Green Cabs, with your help, want to plant as many trees as we can through our Tree planting partner Trees for the Future. So far we have planted 40,000 through sponsoring villages in Senegal, the Phillipines and Ethiopia.
Trees for the Futures work focuses on agroforestry, which involves integrating trees into agriculture.
By providing seeds, training, and on-site technical assistance to communities they continue to establish tree planting projects in developing countries they are often needed the most.
To learn more about agroforestry, download Trees for the Future's Agroforestry programme.
The United Nations Conference on Enviroment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 defines deforestation as "land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and sub-humid areas resulting from various factors including climatic variations and human activites."
Deforestation in various geographical locations destroys the biodiversity in those areas. Consequently, many animals and plants that live in the rainforests face extinction.
When an area of rainforest is either cut down or destroyed, there are various adverse climate changes that occur and a number effects for inhabitants of the affected area.
For more information on deforestation click www.earlham.edu/~pols/17Fall96/inneske/effects.HTM and news.mongabay.com/2005/0420-rhett_butler.html