Travel Shuffle are pledging to plant one million trees by 2025. How will we do this? For every trip you take with Travel Shuffle, we will plant 10 new trees. Every trip makes our forest a bit bigger.
Our trips include a return flight to Europe. Flights release carbon into the atmosphere - for example a return flight to Rome generates up to 470kg of carbon. Trees are effective at removing carbon from the air and storing it, known as sequestering. A mature tree will absorb over a tonne of carbon (1000kg) in its lifetime - meaning that the ten trees we plant for each trip could absorb over ten tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.
As much as we’d love to get out there and plant the trees ourselves, we’re too busy planning your amazing trips! That's why we've partnered with the experts. TreeSisters are reforestation campaigners, who want to put ecological restoration into the hands of everyone.
Through TreeSisters, Travel Shuffle are embedding restoration in our business. Through our tree planting programme, we will help restore the planet with TreeSisters by supporting tropical tree planting. These tree planting projects restore ecosystems, increase biodiversity, and alleviate poverty - while ensuring that carbon is sequestered in natural forests.
Forests in Europe are making a comeback, with areas of the continent seeing a forests ‘boom’. Between 1990 and 2015 Europe’s forests grew by 90,000km square - an area the size of Portugal!
Unfortunately, this trend isn’t repeated across the world. Industrialisation, urban development and climate change are driving a reduction in forested areas in the tropics. This is why we are funding projects that reforest areas in the tropics. Trees in these areas grow faster, since there is no cold winter season - meaning they sequester more carbon than their European cousins.
If Travel Shuffle closed tomorrow, people would still go on holiday to Europe. Not every travel company commits to offsetting carbon or planting trees. We want to change that, integrate something in to the way we work that benefits the planet, and show the rest that it is possible. It won’t solve the climate crisis overnight, but it’s better than doing nothing. We can’t just wait for technology to drive the decarbonisation of our world & economy - we need to make changes now that will create a better tomorrow.
You don’t need to do anything! This isn’t an optional extra we will guilt you into paying for. We will simply fund the planting of TEN trees for every trip you take.
Of course, if you do want to support the work of TreeSisters and help reforest the world, then any donations to this page will greatly help the work of TreeSisters to reforest the world.
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