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Sustainable Planting

We aim to create a virtuous cycle of capturing and removing carbon from the atmosphere, with a sustainable and scalable approach - so our donor funds go further.

We take a long-term view to reduce and offset carbon 

We fund the planting of (1) willow to be used as a biofuel, replacing carbon intensive fuel sources; and (2) broadleaf trees (hardwoods), to be used in construction industry in 60+ years time. And then replant and repeat.

The UK construction industry accounts for 10% of all of the UK's carbon emissions each year (source: Institute of Chartered Engineers & ENVEST).

Using more timber in construction can vastly reduce the amount of embodied carbon in a new home, and potentially reduce it to zero when accounting for the sequestered carbon (source: The BioComposites Centre, Bangor University)

Two-thirds of all the timber used in the UK is currently imported (source: Timber Trade Federation). With over 80% of construction timber imported (source: Chartered Institute of Building).

Growing more broadleaf trees (hardwood) in the UK can create more locally produced construction-strength timber (C24 and above), to supplement the existing forests of spruce and other conifers (source: Forestry Commission).

Background facts and further reading for the construction industry

Our activities are consistent with seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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My Carbon Plan Ltd is limited by guarantee and a not-for-profit registered in the UK, company number 12488992; and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, reference ZA698704. We aim to help people measure, reduce and offset their carbon footprint. ©2020.

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