How can a plant not be climate positive?
If we think about plants, we automatically think about fresh air. And of course, plants bind CO2, as they need it to grow. However, growing plants is different from growing trees in the forest. In order to produce a plant for sale, greenhouses have to be heated and water has to be treated for several months - sometimes even years. So by the time your plant is packed, a lot of CO2 has already been emitted.
110% climate positive
We have been thinking a lot about how we can have a positive impact on the world. As a company, we believe that we have a fundamental responsibility towards the environment.
While cultivation, growing and shipping, we already try to save as much CO2 as possible. Transport distances are being optimized and we mainly use solar energy for heating. In addition, we not only offset the CO2-emissions of each plant shipped, but also another 10% through the cultivation of bamboo.
Why we use bamboo to compensate CO2
- Bamboo grows faster than trees
- 35% more CO2 capacity as a tree of the same size
- Because of it’s resistance, pesticides can be avoided during cultivation
- Already cut stems grow back
- Bamboo needs little water to grow
Bamboo Village Uganda
The cultivation of bamboo in Bamboo Village Uganda not only compensates CO2 but is also a valuable and sustainable resource to support people in Uganda. The grown bamboo is, among other things, used for building houses in Uganda and thus indirectly provides jobs in addition to the direct employment in Bamboo Village. Besides, a real bamboo forest is created in Uganda, which can prevent the expansion of the desert.
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