Earth Hour 2021

27 March, 2021 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, World Days

Tonight between 8:30-9:30 pm millions of people all over the world will be switching off the lights for Earth Hour. The initiative organized by WWF, now entering its 13th official year, encourages global citizens to take a symbolic hour to consider the needs of our planet. It is important to point out that this is… Read the full article >


World Water Day 2021 – valuing water

26 March, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Safe Water, World Days

World Water Day occurs annually on the 22nd March and focuses on the importance of freshwater globally. Coordinated by United Nations-Water, the aim of World Water Day is to celebrate safe water and to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people currently living without access to it. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘water and sanitation… Read the full article >


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 >


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 >


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 >


We’ve reached every eligible community in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone!

17 December, 2020 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance has now rehabilitated every borehole in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, that are eligible under the Gold Standard. This comes as CO2balance prepares to issue its first credits from these projects – the first Gold Standard clean water credits from Sierra Leone. [Eligibility here refers to those boreholes which have broken down, in… Read the full article >



The Significance of This Year’s Human Rights Day

10 December, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

The United Nation’s Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 10th December. This year’s theme aims to ‘Recover Better’ with a focus of standing up to human rights in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Human rights are intertwined with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Access to human rights is progressed through action on… Read the full article >