How does it work?

“Carbon free dining” certified restaurants plant fruit trees in the developing world: Africa, South America or Asia. Fast growing trees are planted to help the soil fertile, fruit trees are planted to provide food and a source of income and other trees are used as a fence for wind breaks. But they stand behind something much bigger than that.

The trees:

  • Provide materials for the communities to become more self sufficient
  • Educate the farmers to use their land in a sustainable environment
  • Help to rebuild communities in the agricultural areas
  • Reduce the need for charitable work in the future

 

What has been achieved?

Each time you plant a tree, this tree compensates the carbon footprint of the prepared meal, as well as counterbalancing the associated food waste. This programme helps fighting hunger and poverty, at the same time planting a greener earth for the future. Locals are able to go to school and the list of benefits goes on- but let the numbers speak for themselves:

  • 300,000 trees have been planted in 17 countries
  • The trees have counterbalanced the negative environmental impact of over 500,000 meals
  • 300,000 tonnes of Carbon have been offset

 

 

 

See it

Over 3000 companies worldwide have left a green footprint. Get inspired to change the world in the videos below.

 

 

Carbon free dining is managed by The United Nations Environment partner Green Earth Appeal in partnership with Lightspeed.

 

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