As part of Eclipse Digital’s approach to taking responsibility for our impact on the environment we have partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with unavoidable operations of our business such as travel for installations.
As well as taking actions to reduce its footprint through green energy tariffs and recycling, unavoidable emissions have been and will continue be offset through projects including the multiple award-winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water Project, which delivers safe water to more than 4 million people in Kenya, generating significant carbon reductions and enhancing the health of local communities by reducing exposure to waterborne disease.
Other projects include the Solar in India which saves 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually as well as creating over 500 jobs and the largest Wind power project in Argentina that saves 190,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
“We are delighted to work with ClimateCare who, with fifteen years’ experience, are running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. Working with them has helped us understand how we can integrate action to tackle climate change and improve people’s lives.”
Colin Thody, Director
ClimateCare’s Head of Partnerships explains “We are working with a range of organisations, from international corporates, governments and NGOs to deliver innovative projects at an unprecedented scale. Our Climate+Care model helps organisations take a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions and supporting sustainable development”.
Carbon Offsetting through Climate and Development Projects
As of January 2019, Eclipse Digital Media has offset 14.98 tonnes of Co2 through projects which tackle global climate change and improve lives.
By offsetting our emissions through ClimateCare we are supporting projects that make a measurable difference to people’s lives as well as protecting the environment including:
- Fighting climate change
- Improving health
- Creating jobs
- Preserving local resources
- Protecting wildlife
- Saving families money
Example Project: LifeStraw Water Filters – Providing Safe Water in Kenya
The award winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project provides simple, gravity fed water filters for families in Kenya. It not only provides safe drinking water to 4 million people, it cuts carbon emissions by removing the need to boil water in order to make it safe to drink.
Eclipse Digital Media work with Climate and Development Experts ClimateCare to support this and other projects in the Climate+Care Portfolio.
“Nowadays, I am healthy and I carry LifeStraw water wherever I go, so my life has improved health wise. Stomach complains for me and my family is a long gone history.” – Diana Busuru, Bosio Village
“LifeStraw has helped me to access safe water and avoid waterborne illnesses. The children are healthy and they have been taught about its importance. Also by improving health, there is a notable decrease in hospital expenses.” – James Ndmbi, Namalenge Village
Research by the Gold Standard Foundation found that for every tonne of carbon offset through projects like LifeStraw Carbon for Water, it will deliver $117 of health impacts and $1 of employment.
According to researchers at Imperial College in work carried out for the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based. Read more about the research here.