CARBON CREDITS FUEL GOOD WORKS
In an effort to help our customers reduce their carbon footprints and lower our business’ overall environmental impact, we offer renters the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets. In the United Kingdom, our carbon offset partner is ClimateCare, an independent “profit-for-purpose” organisation committed to tackling climate change, poverty and development issues.
Among the causes that our European offset programme supports is the LifeStraw Carbon for Water initiative in Kenya, the first large-scale project to use carbon credits as a means to provide people with clean water. Through this project, filters have been distributed in Kenya’s Western Province, providing households access to safe drinking water.
HALFWAY TO OUR GOAL
To date, this programme has generated more than a half million US dollars toward its $1 million commitment. The overall impact: 120,700 metric tons of carbon have been offset, which based on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, is equivalent to saving 13.5 million gallons of gasoline and 280,700 barrels of oil.