Kevin McCloud
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WE ARE GREEN

We are Green | Our Carbon Offsetting Initiatives

Our factory, showrooms and offices are completely carbon neutral. 

 

Climate Aware Certified Company

Certified by ClimateCare as a Climate Aware Company for 2020.

Since 2017 the Green Retreats factory, showrooms & offices have been completely carbon neutral.

 

As part of our dedication to being eco-friendly, we take careful consideration of every element of our business to ensure we are doing everything we can. Our factory, showrooms and offices are a big part of our operations. Find out below on how we keep our business green:

 

Solar Power

Green Retreats Head Office (which includes our factory, offices and flagship showroom) is based on Westcott Venture Park – home to one of the UK’s largest solar-powered grids. We chose the venture park to be the home of our business so that we could harness the benefits of the solar panel grid. 

 

Carbon Offsetting

Even with the benefit of solar power, it is sometimes the case that the extra power we need will come from the normal power grid. This usage creates residual carbon emissions. 

In 2017 we calculated how much carbon we were producing as a company; including the running of our factory, showroom and offices. What we did next was offset that carbon to ensure that the company was completely carbon neutral. We review this every year and renew for any changes. 

 

How do we do it?

To offset our carbon, we work in collaboration with Climate Care to fund environmentally positive projects around the world. For us, funding projects around the world helps us keep in mind that we all need to work together to make a positive change for the planet. 

 

Our Positive Projects 2020 | Combatting Global Climate Change

Read more about the projects we support around the world that make a positive change to climate and environment below;

 

1. India Wind, India

Wind Farm Carbon Offsetting Initiative

Project 1: Providing rural communities with clean energy. This wind farm in India generates renewable electricity which feeds into the grid, displacing fossil fuel energy and improving connections for rural communities.

 

2. Lifestraw Carbon for water, Kenya

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Project 2: This project provides safe water by distributing 877,505 LifeStraw Family filters to households in Kenya’s Western Province. The gravity-driven point-of-use water filters require no electricity or consumables.

 

3. Burn Stoves, Kenya

Stove Carbon Offsetting Initiative

Project 3: The project manufactures and sells the market-leading Jikokoa stove, which reduces charcoal consumption by 50% and greatly diminishes the negative environmental pollution impacts of cooking.

 

4. Gyapa Efficient Stoves, Ghana

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Project 4: This project supports local entrepreneurs to manufacture and distribute safe, efficient cookstoves to households in Ghana. The Gyapa stove cuts charcoal use by up to 50%, saving families money and reduces harmful smoke emissions.

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