How Green is Your Christmas Tree?

11 December, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Climate Change

This Christmas, should you get a real or artificial Christmas tree? We look at the environmental impacts of both to answer this age old, ultimate eco conundrum! If, like nearly 80% of Brits, you’ll be putting up a Christmas tree this year, you might find yourself stumped at all the options. How big? Tall or… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

26 October, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: CO2balance, Uncategorized

Hello! I’m Rachel, and the newest recruit to the CO2balance projects team. I bring with me several years of academic research experience in biofuels and chemical applications of CO2 from Imperial College London, as well as field experience of project management in sustainable development. I’m looking forward to marrying this unlikely combination of experience in… Read the full article >


What’s Cooking in Rwanda

24 August, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, COVID-19, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the largest protected wetland in Central Africa. It is home to rhinos, lions, and more recently, one of CO2balance’s latest projects. There are 400,000 people living in the periphery of the park, many of whom depend on the park’s activities for their livelihoods and amenities. Demand for firewood for cooking… Read the full article >