Projects

Greenpop - Day of 1,000 Trees

Technology: Afforestation and reforestation

Project developer: Greenpop (Social Enterprise)

VERS: 9

Project description: Greenpop use trees to build social bridges and transform communities in a novel and remarkable way. PACE supported the planting of 1 100 indigenous and fruit-bearing trees in Manenberg, outside Cape Town in exchange for the carbon sequestrated by these trees. Greenpop deliver a lot more than trees or carbon sequestration, and although PACE has long been cautious of bio-sequestration projects, in this project the registry has made conservative claims regarding the amount of carbon sequestrated, and finds the projects fulfil Credible Carbon’s poverty co-benefit criteria. 2012 will see Credible Carbon trade all of Greenpop’s carbon, including that sequestrated in an ambitious youth-awareness project in Zambia.

Watch the video of Greenpop's day of 1,000 trees made possible by Credible Carbon's carbon purchase. We like this kind of project! Visit the Greenpop webpage.