Here at Dominate Dental, we believe that it is our responsibility as a business, as people, and as residents of planet earth to help tackle climate change. Our collective home is currently in crisis and we know that by pledging to reduce our carbon footprint, we can help to prevent the inevitable end to the planet as we know it.
That is why we have joined Ecologi on their mission to compensate for our carbon footprint and fund vital climate projects all over the world.
A Climate Positive Workforce is a team that gives back to the planet. Our monthly subscription to Ecologi enables all employees at Dominate Dental to mitigate their carbon footprint, as well as planting trees. This includes all of our travel, energy use, food & hobbies that occur inside or outside of the business. It’s calculated from the average footprint of the UK, and of course with a generous margin of error on top to ensure we are making a positive impact.
Ecologi creates positive climate impact by investing funding from some of the biggest businesses in the world, into reforestation projects, planting millions of trees in thousands of countries, each month.
Founded by three friends from Bristol, UK, Ecologi is a smart and sustainable global movement that sees us joining the likes of Lucy & Yak, Nokia, Ustwo Games Ltd and over 7,000 other global businesses to help fund their incredible work and to prioiritse climate leadership.
They have supported projects such as the Peruvian protection of the Amazon. Located in south east Peru, this project funded the protection of 98,932 hectares of Amazonian rainforest. Protecting this area will prevent 659,793 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere each year!
Since becoming a part of the Ecologi movement, we are pleased to say that we have funded the planting of over 5,107 trees, offsetting 107.06 tonnes of CO2e. Through our funding Ecologi has been able to support reforestation projects in Madagascar, planting Avicennia Marina trees in Marotola.
In recent years, vast areas of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and diminishing local peoples’ ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are also gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
These mangrove forests are not only crucial carbon sinks, they also provide habitats for a wide range of marine species that live in the shallows, and provide vital coastal protection from floods and storms. Madagascar is also considered a biodiversity hotspot, and over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth, and we’re proud of the contribution we’re able to make to support the restoration of this incredible ecosystem.
Through our business funding we have also helped to support an energy generation project in Vietnam; producing electricity from solar energy. Most of the energy generated in Vietnam (about 65% in 2015) is produced from coal and oil, but the country has a great potential to develop its solar power capabilities, due to the many sunshine hours and high solar radiation intensity, especially in the Southern part of the country.
The Quang Minh solar project installs and operates a solar farm in a rural part of Southern Vietnam, harnessing the country’s strong sun to generate renewable energy. Projects like this one produce emissions reductions by replacing electricity in the grid which would otherwise have been generated by fossil fuels like oil and coal.
This project provides around 36,000 local people with access to clean energy each year, and also provides well-paid employment opportunities for local people – around 2.5x higher than the local average salary, and we’re thrilled to be able to play a small part in supporting this essential project.
Your business is capable of massive impact and is your answer to becoming a positive change in the world we live in. Join us by becoming a climate positive workforce too. Make your team’s personal and professional lives climate positive and you get to grow a company forest! You can even “add more impact” by making ad hoc carbon offset purchases using your profile – great for company events, a perk when you hire new staff, or larger bespoke orders to fund a project you really love!
Come and join the movement! You can use our unique referral code and get 30 extra trees planted just for signing up: https://ecologi.com/dominatedental?r=611a441d23edfb2360a82976
Thanks for helping us save the planet.