We are pleased to announce that S A Partners has begun its journey to Carbon Neutrality by supporting the Ocean Foundation, a blue carbon initiative focusing on the support and rebuilding of ocean habitats through the replantation of Seagrass, mangroves, and blue carbon education.
The Carbon Neutral Programme aims to completely offset the business’s carbon production from activities such as travel (both by car and airplane) and our events and workshops both virtual and in-person.
Why the Ocean Foundation?
As mentioned earlier the Ocean Foundation supports Blue Carbon projects across the world. S A Partners will be supporting their Blue Resilience initiative based in Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Mosquito Bay, Vieques in Puerto Rico. “Blue Carbon” is estimated to store up to 10 times the amount of carbon per hectare compared to terrestrial forest but it’s not just a Carbon project, seagrass provides new habitats for endangered marine life and acts as a natural water filter leading to improved water quality. Seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and salt marshes also act as a natural defence for nearby civilizations from flooding. Along with this the ocean foundation supports local communities through education on Blue Carbon protection.
One of the creators of our Carbon Neutral Programme, Jordan Squire, had this to say about the Ocean Foundation “When we first heard about Blue Carbon it immediately piqued our interest. Many of our colleagues in S A Partners have a connection with the sea and it was a quick way to begin offsetting our carbon production. We then found the ocean foundation and were blown away by the work that they do, they weren’t just a charity to offset your carbon, you could tell they truly had a passion for what they were doing, and it wasn’t just about Carbon, the work on protecting habitats and supporting local civilizations and communities was astounding. ‘Together, the power to improve’ doesn’t just account for our work, we think of it much wider than that and The Ocean Foundation epitomized that belief”
The Lean Forum Sustainability Working Group
We are not just focusing on our own Carbon Offset Programme, we want to support and hear about other businesses Sustainability efforts, The Lean Forum is launching a monthly working group to help businesses address the idea of sustainable working, the purpose of the group will be to discuss sustainability and what it means for our organisations, develop an understanding of what best practice in this area looks like and share our knowledge for mutual benefit. We hope that as a result individuals can either set or contribute to their organisations sustainability agenda.
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