Ours To Protect with John Morley (EP 21)

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Ours to Protect is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.

Today on ‘Ours To Protect’ John Morley talks to Janet Laffey, National Programme Manager at Green Sod Ireland about Carbon Offsetting.

 

 

Did you know…

  • Carbon offsetting is a way to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions we produce by supporting projects that reduce or remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • It helps to balance out our carbon footprint and contribute to global efforts in addressing climate change.
  • It allows individuals and businesses to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and contribute to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • It often funds renewable energy projects like wind farms or solar power plants, which help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and promote sustainable energy sources.

 

Why is important?

  • By investing in carbon offset projects, we support initiatives that promote sustainable practices, such as renewable energy, reforestation, and conservation efforts.
  • Carbon offsetting encourages the development and implementation of clean technologies and renewable energy sources, helping to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • Carbon offsetting is a global effort that encourages collaboration between countries, businesses, and individuals to work together in reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.
  • Many carbon offset projects have co-benefits, such as improving air quality, protecting biodiversity, and supporting local communities, contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • It can support projects that protect and restore forests, as trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate climate change.

 

What can I do to help companies who provide Carbon Offsetting services?

  • Look for outsourcing companies that have a strong track record in carbon offsetting and are transparent about their projects and impact.
  • Consider outsourcing certain tasks or projects to companies that prioritize carbon offsetting. This way, you can support their efforts while also reducing your own carbon footprint.

 

  • Share information about these outsourcing companies with your network, colleagues, and friends. By raising awareness, you can help generate more support for their services.

 

  • Engage with these companies, share your ideas, and provide feedback on their services. This can help them improve and expand their carbon offsetting initiatives.

 

  • Consider investing in the carbon offset projects supported by these outsourcing companies. This can provide them with additional funding to expand their impact.

 

 

Here’s a few websites if you want to know more !

  • https://ourstoprotect.ie/ – Ours to Protect
  • https://greensodireland.ie/ – Green Sod Ireland
  • https://ien.ie/ – Irish Environmental Network

 

 

For more info go over to galwaybayfm.ie, click on Our to Protect image on home page. You could try out the  ‘Ecological Footprint’ calculator and you can take a quick survey.

‘Ours To Protect’ brought to you by Galway Bay fm, the IBI and funded by Coimisiún na Meán with the television licence fee – check out ‘ours to protect.ie for more info.

 

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