What are Treecreds?
A carbon credit represents a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions avoided by using new methods or more efficient technologies to achieve the same outcomes. A carbon credit only counts as a true offset when it is formally retired and cannot be resold. Treecreds are carbon credits generated from forestry based projects. Without the projects supported by Treecreds, forests would not be reforested or would be cleared resulting in loss of biodiversity, habitat and livelihood for local communities, as well as contributing to global warming.
How do Treecreds work?
Following purchase Treecreds, carbon credits, are formally surrendered and retired via a Registry.
Forestry projects address a number of challenges, like reforestation, afforestation on degraded lands, and long-term sustainable forest management.
Over the years, considerable experience has been built up with forestry projects that fix CO2 over a long-term period. Accounting rules are nowadays at a sufficient level for forestry projects to deliver a reliable, additional contribution towards reducing or halting emissions from deforestation and forest degradation activities worldwide.
How do I know Treecreds works?
All of the carbon credits purchased Treecreds have the highest international accreditation available.
For use in voluntary markets, carbon accounting methodologies for forestry projects have been developed and applied by a range of organizations, such as Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard. These methods continue to improve. Verification of the additionality of emission reductions or carbon sequestered, leakage and permanence issues, external validation of the forestry project plans, and external verification of the project results can all be carried out thoroughly
How long are the trees preserved?
This can vary depending on the forestry project. In the case of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project we are currently supporting in WA, the trees are protected for 100 years by a Carbon Right and Carbon Covenant registered on land titles.
What makes Treecreds different from other offset schemes?
Treecreds have a deeper value than simply buying a carbon offset. You will be preserving habitat for animals, preserving the filtering and rain enhancing function of rainforest (where relevant), and supporting biodiversity and conservation. Importantly, there is a reduction in net emissions.
Why should I buy Treecreds and what do I get from it?
A core objective of this initiative is to create a direct relationship between offsetters and the people, animals and plants of the forest and to provide tangible fully accountable benefits to all parties.
What one gets from being involved in our programs is very personal.
It is our preference to work with like-minded organisations and individuals.
How do I work out how many Treecreds to purchase to offset my emissions?
This depends on the extent to which you want to offset from your direct and indirect emissions. There are numerous carbon calculators available and one is available on our website.
Keep in mind, for personal emissions, the average Australian emits approximately 20 tonnes of CO2 or greenhouse gas equivalent each year.
Treecreds also specialise in assisting businesses to measure and assess their carbon footprints. For further information please email us at info [at] Treecreds.com.
What will my purchase of Treecreds merchandise offset?
Each Treecreds T-shirt contains one tonne of embedded carbon and would offset more than 2 weeks of emissions at the national average. A Treecreds badge will offset 0.2 tonnes.
Contact us to work out how much greenhouse gas your lifestyle, or your business, will generate, and YOU decide how much to offset.