Completely happy Earth Day! At this time we rejoice our dedication to defending our planet and making a extra sustainable world.
As a part of AIFS Overseas’s Inexperienced Initiative, we’re centered on considerably decreasing the environmental affect of worldwide schooling. One key half is eliminating carbon manufacturing attributable to worldwide journey, or at the very least decreasing them as a lot as potential. One return worldwide airline flight typically equals as a lot carbon as one individual could contribute in an entire 12 months — it’s the single largest supply of carbon from collaborating in a program overseas.
Fortunately, there are methods to scale back our carbon footprints whereas nonetheless permitting college students to review overseas on packages all over the world by one thing referred to as carbon offsetting.
Carbon offsetting is when carbon dioxide or different greenhouse gasses are diminished or eliminated in a single place so as to compensate for emissions that had been made elsewhere. This manner, the carbon emissions stability out.
At AIFS Overseas, we’re dedicated to being carbon impartial by 2025, however we additionally know that there are some emissions which can be unavoidable. In consequence, yearly we purchase credit for each program participant and calculate precisely what number of tonnes are produced by a flight from your property to your program web site and again once more.
Annually we whole all our program individuals’ journey and whole carbon tons and choose 3 vital international initiatives that ‘offset’ this carbon manufacturing. In the end, we’d like new methods to fly on photo voltaic planes or utilizing non-fossil fuels, however till that day we will likely be offsetting the carbon manufacturing utilizing this carbon offsetting system.
By selecting to take part with AIFS Overseas you make a inexperienced alternative and serving to make the world extra sustainable for future generations.
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re saying our carbon offsetting plans for 2022. Try the initiatives that we’ll be supporting beneath!
1. Betulia Hydroelectric Mission in Honduras
This 6.8 MW run-of-river hydroelectric producing energy plant is changing fossil-fueled energy crops by offering renewable power to Honduras’ nationwide grid whereas additionally enhancing the standard of electrical energy for native communities which have traditionally lacked entry to electrical power. Since 2015, this venture has diminished over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
2. 20 MW Biomass Energy Mission in Chhattisgarh, India
This biomass-based energy venture generates electrical energy through the use of rice husks from native communities which helps scale back native waste and CO2 emissions by changing fossil fuel-based energy technology.
3. Institutional Improved Cookstoves for Faculties and Establishments in Uganda
This venture seeks to scale back indoor and out of doors air pollution in addition to regional deforestation and forest degradation on account of using conventional stoves by the set up of institutional improved cookstoves that allow cleaner, safer, and extra environment friendly cooking. This venture reduces 8,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.