Carbon dioxide has an enormous power to change the chemistry, climate, and geology of the world we live in. The ocean is the world’s largest sink for carbon, and it’s truly altering marine environments on a global scale. Ocean acidification, marine heatwaves, intensified storms. These are all the result of our carbon emissions.
The TerraMar Project (“TerraMar”) has teamed up with Carbon Credit Capital (“CCC”) to stop the flow of greenhouse gases into our Earth’s atmosphere. Any surfer, scuba diver, fisherman, or ocean-lover is drawn to the sea. But often the most beautiful and remote beaches are a long way from our homes. Getting there requires energy, which releases CO2, as well as your hotel stay and other local consumption.
Now you have the power to tell a different story via four carbon offset packages developed by CCC and TerraMar to bring your footprint to zero:
Brian Yurasits, Director of Development at The TerraMar Project, thinks highly of this campaign. He says “You should always continue to take measures to reduce your carbon footprint in the first place. Bike to work, eat lower on the food chain or invest in renewable energies. But we also recognize that to get to the beach, you almost always need to drive. So purchasing carbon credits can really make a difference.”
But what’s a carbon credit exactly?
When you travel from place to place via car or plane, you’re emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. To offset this, we need to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere – but how? The answer lies in photosynthesis.
Plants ‘breathe’ CO2 from the air and turn it into oxygen. So by supporting projects that work to restore natural ecosystems (ex: planting trees, Mangroves, wetlands), you can help remove your impact from Earth’s atmosphere.
When you purchase one of our packages to offset your trip to the beach, you are supporting the Panama Canal Sustainable Forest Cover Establishment Project. This is how carbon is removed from the atmosphere with your help.
Reed Shapiro, Carbon Credit Capital’s Director of Business Development, applauses this collaboration. He comments, “It’s easy to hop in a car, or on a flight to get to the beach. We’ve done our best to make balancing the impacts of these trips as seamless as booking them in the first place. Now, no matter where you are in the world, and no matter where you are going, you can make it carbon neutral in just a few clicks.”
The Panama Canal Watershed (PCW) has served as a crucial ecological and social endeavor in Panama. Currently, more than 2 million people (approximately 54% of the population of Panama) get their water from the PCW and the area is home to many endangered birds, mammals, and reptiles.
About The TerraMar Project
An organization whose mission is to educate and inspire a global community to promote awareness, transparency and responsibility for the Ocean.