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BBC podcast follows Joyce, part of our Rwanda projects, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”

12 March, 2021 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Rwanda, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

The BBC’s ‘Project 17’ podcast features one of the beneficiaries of CO2balance’s Rwanda Safe Water project in its epsiode on clean water. This episode follows Joyce, a 17 year old school girl, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”. It also has an accompanying BBC News article. It has been six years from when… Read the full article >


Our first Zambian carbon credits have been verified

8 March, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Safe Water, Zambia

An estimated 4.8 million Zambians lack regular access to clean water and 6.6 million lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. In early 2021 CO2balance completed the first verification of our Zambian Safe Water Project. CO2balance and our in-country partner Reformed Open Community Schools rehabilitated 50 boreholes between Aug-Dec 2019 within Lundazi District, which lies in… Read the full article >


30 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH KENYA

5 March, 2021 | hywel
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

I didn’t really know what to expect. I was a mixture of excitement, trepidation and adventure. I was touching down at Moi International Airport. It was my first visit to Mombasa. In fact, my first visit to Africa. That was September 1991. Despite a gap of 30 years, I can still feel that first blast… Read the full article >


Recognising World Wildlife Day 2021

3 March, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Safe Water, Uganda, World Days

Taking place on 3rd March 2021, UN World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet”, highlighting the vital role of forests and their ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions… Read the full article >


Offset your emissions directly!

26 February, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

Exciting news! Carbon credits produced by CO2balance’s bespoke projects are now available to purchase on the website. Simply visit our site for more information. CO2balance’s projects generate the highest quality carbon credits, positively contributing to multiple Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG 5 Gender Equality.


Factors to bear in mind when doing your food shopping

19 February, 2021 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Climate Change

There’s much more to the naked eye than our weekly food shop suggests. Each item you pick up from the supermarket has a category of packaging, has travelled several miles to be there and has consumed energy, water and potentially land on it’s journey. The following blog highlights some of the key components to consider… Read the full article >


Rwanda’s Water Access Challenges

12 February, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Rwanda, Safe Water

We’re pleased to see a country we work in to deliver safe water to rural communities featured on BBC News in the last month. The eye-opening video follows 17-year-old Joyce, who lives in Rwanda. She is on a mission to make clean water accessible for people in Rwanda and understand the barriers people face to… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

8 February, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello! I’m Issie and I’ve recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m excited to be part of such a knowledgeable and supportive team and to start exploring the world of carbon development projects! Completing my BSc degree at the University of Leeds, where I studied Geography and explored the interaction of… Read the full article >


Cyclone Eloise’s Impact on Mozambique and our Borehole Projects

5 February, 2021 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Climate Change, Mozambique, Safe Water

Until now, Village Water and WATSAN have confirmed 13 boreholes have been damaged. An ongoing challenge has been the conditions hampering their ability to reach areas safely, to assess damage and provide vital support. The impact of the cyclone, coupled with the ongoing rainy season, have made many roads dangerous or impassable by car. Though,… Read the full article >


Boosting SDGs in Zimbabwe: Impact from latest annual monitoring

29 January, 2021 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Zimbabwe

CO2balance project activity in Zimbabwe has involved working in collaboration with a local NGO, the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP), to rehabilitate and maintain safe water sources in the Manicaland province. To date, 30 boreholes have been rehabilitated and have provided a safe water source for local communities for nearly three years.


The Big Energy Saving Week 2021 – how can you cut down and save money?

22 January, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, World Days

This week is the Big Energy Saving Week! It’s a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to switch to cheaper energy tariffs, check if they’re eligible for discounts and support, and sharing tips on how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills. Switching tariffs One of the easiest ways… Read the full article >


Cumbria’s ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county

20 January, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change

This is the exciting news that the county of Cumbria is aiming to decarbonise by 2037, with tourism, housing, transport and agriculture standing out as the focal areas to cut emissions. The UK Government has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, so this announcement is a significant ramping up of ambition at… Read the full article >