Trees+ - Ecolibrium

ecolibrium’s dedicated programme for the music industry provides artists, labels, event suppliers and music companies with confidence to take action on travel impacts, the single largest source of emissions in the sector. Artists such as Joss Stone have led the way as early-adopters of this new programme from ecolibrium.

Resources

Members have access to information to support reductions in travel impacts:

  • Sustainable Travel Guide
  • Travel Log Tool & App
  • Advice on strategy and communications
  • Marketing support

Climate Balancing

The Trees+ programme includes the option to mitigate the impacts of unavoidable travel CO2e emissions by investing in climate solutions with social benefits that go beyond ‘balancing,’ in line with current UN approaches.

Every tonne of CO2e balanced by the Trees+ programme includes:

  1. PLANTING: Balancing carbon emissions through tree planting in the UK in line with the UK government approved Woodland Carbon Code
  2. PROTECTION: Protecting areas of threatened rainforest – reducing deforestation and protecting biodiversity
  3. REGENERATION: Social & environmental regeneration through tree planting, sustainable farming, forestry protection and local governance in parts of the world most at risk from climate change.

All clients are provided with a member logo, and support to communicate a strong story about your actions.

How Balancing Works

ecolibrium helps you calculate the tonnes of CO2e emitted using the Travel Carbon Calculator and associated tools. Travel carbon balancing with Trees+ is based on £15 per tonne of CO2e.

The £15 is split into 3 investments with our established partners, and an administration cost as follows:

  • Planting trees in the UK (equals 1 tonne CO2e) with Forest Carbon (50%)
  • Protection – Rainforest Trustminimum 1 acre (25%)
  • Social – Temwa (Malawi) – 3 trees + social benefits (12.5%)
  • Administration cost & building the movement (12.5%)

Due to the exchange rates and project availability there may be slight changes to the breakdown. Project partners are reviewed annually, and tailored solutions are available.

Governance and impact

Reputation and integrity for ecolibrium and all of our members is vital. Equally important is our confidence in the impact of the climate investments we make together. We achieve this in the following ways:

  • We are a UK registered charity with exceptional governance standards
  • A strong, clear and transparent methodology and rationale for everything we do.
  • In-depth due diligence in place for all partners, available to clients.
  • Carbon balancing will be reported in accordance to the UK Government Woodland Carbon Code for UK projects.
  • All projects will be required to report on the activity/ impact of donations made.
  • Annual Report available from 2020 onwards.