[[To date]]…Coast to Coast Tours is the only Auckland tour company
with their OWN Carbon Credit Sink Tank Reserves
– on their OWN farm –
Our own farm’s Carbon Sink Reserve is: Motutara Farm Forestry Sink Covenant No. 9653972.1
and is Registered with the NZ Government
What does this mean for you?
During the Coast to Coast Tours there will be carbon emissions going into the atmosphere. Carbon is one of the things that is thought to be contributing to climate change. It is known that trees can remove this carbon from the air, for as the tree grows it stores carbon into its wood. New Zealand Native hardwood trees are very good at doing this.
Statistics aren’t precise, but it is estimated that one tree can absorb anywhere upto 48lbs of carbon per year, and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings!
(That is; approximately 1 tonne of carbon is absorbed per acre of trees, per year)
By taking a tour with us, WE offset your tour emissions by planting a tree for every tour we run!
And…combined with our “LOCAL-only” operating policy, you can rest assured that the tour you take with us is SUSTAINABLE.
This innovative ‘UNIQUE-to-Auckland’ native tree planting project
saw Coast to Coast Tours a finalist
in the 2009 Manaakitanga (Hospitality) Awards for Sustainability.
Visitors on our tour become joint custodians of the “tree-of-the-day” which is later assigned to to a tree in our reserves.
We are in effect ‘donating’ parts of our sheep farm back to Nature.
It is our aim to re-plant these areas to how the original bush was prior to early farmland development.
“Your” tree planting benefits our community and the Planet, and has made the tour you have taken with us much more environmentally sustainable.“
But be sure to check-out what other Auckland tours are PHYSICALLY doing to maintain the sustainability of their business,
…………or, are they just “talking the walk” ??
Read about our tree planting here.
If you have a special occasion…
a birthday, wedding anniversary, remembering a loved one, a tree for your children, or are an organisation wanting to offset emissions during a Conference in Auckland, contact us about your requirements!
Part of our farm’s Forest Reserve (upper region, this has water!)
… You choose a registration number for your tree; (a UV-stabilised tag),
and you will receive a certificate;
CHECK YOUR TREE we are updating to GPS (but it’s a long process!)
YOUR carbon offset tree will be growing on our Auckland sheep farm…(the same farm you will be visiting!)
The trees will be totally protected forever by our Local NZ Government Law
which will prohibit anyone cutting it down.
Coast to Coast Tours launched this Carbon Credit Native Tree planting project during TRENZ (Tourism Conference) in 2008. As part of this we ‘donated’ a tree for each Buyer Wholesaler appointment we had,
………..(that was in effect 43 trees for this conference!)