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Carbon Offset Travel

Climate change

Global warming is threatening travel. Travelers themselves are contributing to it. With the Sahara desert expanding southwards in Africa, another heat wave in Europe, melting glaciers, shrinking Antarctic ice shelves, and revelations that Alaska's permafrost is turning to mush, it's clear that global warming is changing destinations around the world—especially high latitudes, high altitudes, and low seacoasts. More significant, most scientists agree that the seas are rising.

How we deal with global warming is changing the face of our planet. While the impacts of climate change are being felt around the world, solutions are just as prevalent. Finding new sources of energy, making policy commitments to reduce our emissions, and making smarter decisions as consumers are just some of the ways we can help solve the problem.

Carbon Offsetting

The good news is travelers can do something to provide a solution to the problem through Carbon offsetting. To make up for the carbon dioxide traveler’s trip creates, they can support programs for planting trees, which consume CO2, or energy-saving projects that reduce CO2 emissions elsewhere. The most common Carbon Offsetting project type around the world is renewable energy, such as wind farms, biomass energy, or hydroelectric dams.

Our Program

Our program is aimed at offsetting carbon in air travel, reducing global warming, preservation of the ozone layer, balancing biodiversity, poverty alleviation and improving nutritional level through moringa tree nursery and planting projects and programs in Ghana.

We have also initiated an agricultural development program in Ghana, which seeks to break cycles of hunger and poverty in Ghana by providing small farmers with the opportunities to boost productivity, increase their incomes, and build better lives for themselves and their families. We are doing this by providing farmers moringa oleifera tree seedlings to be planted on at least 10 percent of their farm lands.

The moringa oleifera tree is a very rich source of protein, iron, vitamin A and C, wood for energy efficient stoves and many other useful properties. The moringa seedlings is also supplied free of charge to communities, farms, schools and orphanages for planting around their sites in order to serve as a source of nutritional food for humans and fodder for livestock, preserve the environment, protect watershed,  provide wood fuel for energy efficient stoves and also serve as fencing.  Information about the moringa oleifera tree can be found at the web pages:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera and
http://www.treesforlife.org/search?SearchableText=moringa.

• Our project involves tree planting.
• The intended beneficiaries of the project participants in it.
• We can provide written feedback reports at the completion of each project.
• Our project addresses the themes below:

Poverty alleviation: enhanced livelihoods through sustainable use of forests and forest products. Biodiversity conservation: protection and restoration of trees and forests particularly where they form a critical feature of a threatened ecosystem. Environmental justice: empowerment and education of communities with emphasis on the young, vulnerable and marginalized.

Voluntourists/volunteers Participation

We are inviting voluntourists/volunteers from worldwide can tour or/and assist manually for a few hours a day and few days a week for a period of one week to one year and support our project financially with a part of their participation fees. They can start participating in our program anytime of the year. They can spend 0-5 days a week in touring any part of Ghana at their own expenses. They can spend 2-7 days a week volunteering on our project. For information about tour sites in Ghana please click here

The project is taking place near Bawjiase in the Central Region of Ghana and will be spread to other parts of the region. This program will enable participants to have a cross-cultural exposure and responsible tourism including taking part in initiatives that minimize the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhancing the cultural integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to evaluation environmental and cultural factors, the initiatives promote recycling, energy efficiency, water reuse, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities. This is an integral part of eco-tourism.

Participation Fee

Participants make payment of their fees within 18 hours after their arrival in Ghana. The fee is payable in US Dollars, Ghana Cedi, Euros or British pounds equivalent. As part of the participation fees, 3 meals daily, bottled water daily, home stay accommodation, airport pick ups and drop offs, in-country orientation upon arrival, 24 hour x 7 days a week staff support and support of our carbon offsetting project. The participation fee excludes the cost of visa, vaccination and transportation to and from Ghana. The participation fee for the carbon offsetting tree planting voluntourists/volunteers program we offer in Ghana is as follows:-

2- 7 days $500
8-14 days $800
15-21 days $1000
22-28 days $1200
After 22 days $100 weekly

Registration and Placement Details

Please complete registration form and send it to us by email or by other means and you will hear from us shortly concerning your participation. To complete and send this form by email, just copy the form and past it into your email compose, complete the questions in the form and then send it to us. Please do not send it by attachment. For a registration form, Please click here

Partners and Agents

We are looking for partners and agents from world wide to work with us in the area of sending donations for our project or/and sending voluntourists/volunteers from world wide to participate in our carbon off setting program in Ghana. Partners and agents can put their own margin on the top of the price we offer.

Other programs in Ghana

We offer other volunteering opportunities in Ghana apart from the carbon offsetting tree planting program. They can be found by clicking here:

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