Blissful Earth Day! Immediately we have a good time 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 brought on by worldwide journey, or at the very least lowering them as a lot as attainable. One return worldwide airline flight typically equals as a lot carbon as one particular person could contribute in a complete yr — it’s the single greatest 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 check overseas on packages world wide by way of one thing referred to 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 had been made elsewhere. This fashion, the carbon emissions steadiness out.
At AIFS Overseas, we’re dedicated to being carbon impartial by 2025, however we additionally know that there are some emissions which might 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 private home to your program website and again once more.
Every year we complete all our program members’ journey and complete carbon tons and choose 3 vital international tasks that ‘offset’ this carbon manufacturing. Finally, we’d like 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 saying our carbon offsetting plans for 2022. Try the tasks that we’ll be supporting beneath!
1. Betulia Hydroelectric Venture in Honduras
This 6.8 MW run-of-river hydroelectric producing energy plant is changing fossil-fueled energy vegetation by offering renewable vitality to Honduras’ nationwide grid whereas additionally bettering the standard of electrical energy for native communities which have traditionally lacked entry to electrical vitality. Since 2015, this undertaking has decreased over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
2. 20 MW Biomass Energy Venture 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 Faculties and Establishments in Uganda
This undertaking seeks to scale back indoor and outside air pollution in addition to regional deforestation and forest degradation on account of the usage of conventional stoves by way of 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 annually.