My Footprint – Explanation
Regardless of what we do, we always have an impact on nature. We consume resources and produce both greenhouse gases and waste. Researchers refer to these human impacts on the environment using the vivid concept of an “ecological footprint”. It indicates how many hectares of productive land our planet has to provide in order to supply resources for an individual person, a company or a whole country.
What We Do
Daily mobility, logistics and oil/gas production produces large amounts of emissions which have adverse impacts on the environment.
Since completely giving up the use of vehicles, planes, fosill fuels and raw materials is impractical, one can reduce the environmental impact by simply changing mobility behavior; improve the “footprint” by switching to bicycles, renewable fuels and public transport, while encouraging massive freight to be moved by way of using biofuels, that are cleaner and greener.
What can each one of us do to behave in a more responsible and climate neutral way?
What are concrete impacts of the TforTrees projects on your personal ecological footprint?
Reforesting and afforesting barren, unused land can provide valuable wood which can be used as a substitute for fossil fuels. Wood can be used as fuel oil, to generate green electricity and power rural areas of the world, synthetic gas or kerosene. Thus, TforTrees promotes the use of renewable resources which reduce CO2 emissions. Afforestation increases carbon capture and sequestration while also helping to anthropogenically improve biodiversity (creates habitats for animals and plants alike). Forestry is also an important economic factor responsible for the creation of numerous national and international jobs.