what do we do
Blue Planet 1
We aim to do our best to preserve the planet by fighting the negative impacts human activities have on the environment. Right now the most important thing by far is the fight against CO² pollution. It is not only warming up the atmosphere with the result of global warming, it is also polluting the ocean with the result of ocean acidification.
Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO²) from the atmosphere. Seawater is slightly basic (meaning pH > 7) An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide from human activity released into the atmosphere dissolves into oceans endangering all marine life.
What is a Carbon footprint?
The Carbon footprint is an instrument used to measure the impact of our activities on the environment and thus the effect on climate change. Carbon dioxide or CO² is related to the emissions of all greenhouse gases we produce. For example: production, transport, heating and of course making energy from fossil fuels. Global warming is one of the consequences attributed to the increasing amount of CO² emissions. Our climate is changing and this is a threat to humans and nature.
How we Carbonize
We use two basic methods to compensate for your Carbon footprint, planting trees and
restoring agricultural wetlands.
Planting trees is the most common and a wherry effective way to do this since trees are efficient in changing CO² to O² or oxygen.
In the northern parts of the world it has a negative effect to global warming to plant trees. This is because snow and icecaps reflect the sunlight, cooling down the earth. If trees are planted, this reflection is reduced since a snow covered forest reflects sunlight far less. And since this is all about global warming we don´t plant trees in these areas but restore wetlands instead. In Iceland alone 4.000 km² of wetlands have been dried out to use as agricultural land, how ever only 17% of this land is used for agriculture.