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Updated monthly (last updated 16th June)

1686 trees

The Trace community has planted

295 tns CO2e

The Trace community has offset
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17 days work

The Trace community has provided

Trace plants trees & procures carbon credits on your behalf. Carbon credits are a financial instrument that fund carbon positive projects around the world.

We have decided to both plant trees and buy carbon credits as we believe it is the most effective & impactful way to engage & creative a carbon neutral workforce.

If you would like to understand more about this decision we've written a short blog for you👇
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The projects you fund

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You are funding impactful projects around the world. Here are some snaps from the projects.

Read more about our trees below

What’s the latest?

We just planted 1000 mangroves with our partner Eden Reforestation

Our trees

Our trees

We plant trees in Madagascar because we fell in love with the story;

"It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea" - Eden reforestation

Mangroves in Madagascar

Madagascar is an island located just off the southeastern coast of Africa. It is the fourth largest island in the world!

"Mangrove trees are native to Madagascar and they have lots of carbon benefits. Mangroves sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests, and contain the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems" (Fatoyinbo et al, 2017).

"Mangroves are one of the most effective and economic methods of offsetting carbon emissions. Each mangrove tree planted by Eden Re-forestation Projects removes over 308kg (680lbs) of CO2 from the atmosphere over the growth life of the tree. "

The seedlings


And here is a mangrove nursery in Madagascar, these seedlings are looking healthy. They will be sequestering carbon in no time!

Your funds provide longterm employment

Meet one of the employees in Madagascar, she is also planting dry deciduous trees. The beauty of the work we fund is that it has benefits above and beyond the CO2 sequestered. By working with Eden Reforestation we are providing employment to people who really need it.

FAQs

What is a carbon footprint?

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Our carbon footprint depends on our behaviours. Trace has taken the average Australian footprint and done the maths for you. You can think about your lifestyle and pick an appropriate plan for you. For example if you travel a lot you may want to go for the 2 footprints offset plan.

What is a carbon offset?

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A carbon offset (or carbon credit) is generated from an activity that prevents, reduces or removes greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere. For every tonne of CO2 you emit we buy 1 carbon offset certificate for a verified project that we have chosen. You can see the projects we fund on Our Projects page.

Where does the money go?

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We work with trusted partners, Eden projects and Southpole, to make sure we fund meaningful & impactful projects. We only support projects that are measurable, transparent about their money spend and verified by an external body. You can check out the project we are supporting on our project page.

Is there a receipt for the offsets we buy?

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Currently there is no way to view your offset receipts on our website but if you contact us via the contact us form we will send them through to you.

What happens once I subscribe?

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When you subscribe to the Trace club, you are funding carbon reduction projects every month. Trace takes your money and sends it to the partners who are running the projects. You will hear from us once a month with information on the specific project you have funded.

How do I cancel my subscription?

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Email hello@our-trace.com to cancel your subscription from the email address you signed up with.

How much does it cost to offset my carbon footprint?

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Your lifestyle impacts your carbon footprint; for example if you take a lot of flights your carbon footprint will be higher than someone of similar lifestyle who doesn't fly regularly.  The higher the volume of carbon in your footprint the higher the cost to offset it. The cost is also impacted by which type of project you want to offset with. Some projects are more expensive than others to offset the same amount of carbon. 

The average Australian emits approximately 21 tonnes of carbon a year. This is higher than many other nationalities because of a number of factors;
- Average lifestyle
- Energy generation
- Size of country

Is Trace a charity or not for profit?

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No we are not a charity. There are hundreds of charities doing excellent work to address climate change. What makes us different is our ability to invest in our growth and awesome experience for our members. We think this is crucial to achieving our vision - where everyone lives a carbon neutral life. We are fighting a cause that benefits society and we will do this effectively & efficiently by running a lean business. We are always trying to find ways to make our processes as efficient as possible so that we can make as big an impact as possible.

How much of my money goes to Trace Vs Projects

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Trace takes a fee of 17.5%. This covers our overheads and funds our growth.

Still have questions? Email us at hello@our-trace.com