Central African Wilderness Safaris and Root to Fruit are doing their part to beat air pollution in Malawi this World Environment Day.
In keeping with this year’s theme for World Environment Day ‘Beat Air Pollution’ to be celebrated on 5 June, Central African Wilderness Safaris is encouraging guests to participate in planting trees with Root to Fruit as part of a global effort to improve air quality and combat climate change.
With the rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, air pollution is increasing at a frightening pace and with it, the impacts of climate change. The effects of air pollution are far-reaching and impact us in more ways than we realize. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92% of people worldwide do not breathe clean air, and every year, air pollution costs the global economy approximately USD5 trillion in welfare costs. In addition, with the increase of ground-level ozone pollution, staple crop yields are expected to reduce by 26% by 2030.
Combating climate change throughout the year, Root to Fruit Malawi gives guests the opportunity to offset CO2 emissions through tree planting. Trees help to improve air quality by removing certain toxins and pollutants from the atmosphere and returning oxygen to it. The planting of trees also helps reforestation efforts, prevents soil erosion, and sustains the livelihoods of local community members.
For just USD20, a guests can plant 10 trees with Root to Fruit which will offset 200kg of carbon emissions over 10 years. When purchasing trees from Root to Fruit, guests will receive a certificate, which grants them the carbon offsetting rights to their trees planted for 10 years and the GPS co-ordinates of their location so that they can be visited at any time.
Click here to help stop air pollution and climate change by planting 10 ten trees in Malawi.
Root to Fruit is a social enterprise run by Central African Wilderness Safaris and Southbound Travel.