We acknowledge that, despite our best efforts, the tour will still have a significant carbon footprint. We pledge to drawdown significantly more emissions than the tour produces by supporting various nature projects around the world, focusing on reforestation, rewilding, conservation and soil regeneration.
The tour will fund the planting - and lifelong protection of - millions of new trees, including one tree for every ticket sold.
The initial projects - selected for biodiversity and long-term quality - are below, with future projects in South East Asia, Africa and Australia still to be announced.
One Tree Planted
Soil health is critical to a healthy planet and we will support positive soil restoration projects that regenerate the land, promote biodiversity and sequester millions of tonnes of CO2.
Biodiverse landscapes (such as ancient woodland) sequester up to 80% more CO2 because of the complex soil structure. For this reason, we will avoid mono-culture plantations.
Food Forest Project
The Sustainable Food Trust
In addition to Ocean Cleanup’s work, we will support ocean conservation and the protection of marine species, seagrass meadow restoration and management of seaweed blooms.
We will invest in projects that restore degraded and marginal land to its natural uncultivated state, thereby promoting biodiversity, capturing CO2 emissions and providing support for ecosystems such as natural flood defenses.
We’re proud to support MyTrees Trust / Miti Yangu in Zimbabwe. This community-led project will protect a vast new area of wilderness, support the regeneration of forest and provide a habitat for critically-threatened wildlife.
CONSERVATION AT SEA
We will be supporting the efforts of Sea Shepherd to stop the damaging effects of overfishing and threats to marine wildlife, particularly whales and dolphins.