Blissful Earth Day! At present we have fun 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 lowering the environmental affect of worldwide training. One key half is eliminating carbon manufacturing attributable to worldwide journey, or at the least lowering them as a lot as doable. One return worldwide airline flight typically equals as a lot carbon as one particular person might contribute in a complete yr — it’s the single largest supply of carbon from collaborating in a program overseas.
Fortunately, there are methods to cut back our carbon footprints whereas nonetheless permitting college students to check overseas on applications around the globe by one thing known as carbon offsetting.
Carbon offsetting is when carbon dioxide or different greenhouse gasses are decreased or eliminated in a single place as a way to compensate for emissions that have been made elsewhere. This fashion, 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 are unavoidable. Because of this, yearly we purchase credit for each program participant and calculate precisely what number of tonnes are produced by a flight from your house to your program website and again once more.
Every year we complete all our program contributors’ journey and complete carbon tons and choose 3 necessary world initiatives that ‘offset’ this carbon manufacturing. Finally, we want new methods to fly on photo voltaic planes or utilizing non-fossil fuels, however till that day we will probably 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 asserting our carbon offsetting plans for 2022. Take a look at the initiatives that we are going to 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 bettering the standard of electrical energy for native communities which have traditionally lacked entry to electrical power. Since 2015, this undertaking has decreased over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
2. 20 MW Biomass Energy Mission in Chhattisgarh, India
This biomass-based energy undertaking generates electrical energy by utilizing rice husks from native communities which helps cut back native waste and CO2 emissions by changing fossil fuel-based energy era.
3. Institutional Improved Cookstoves for Colleges and Establishments in Uganda
This undertaking seeks to cut 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 undertaking reduces 8,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.