Carbon Balanced Print helping to save endangered habitats

30th December 2020 by Kingfisher Press

Carbon Balanced Print helping to save endangered habitats

Help save critically endangered habitats – Carbon Balance Your Print

Start the New Year by finding out about Carbon Balancing your print.

More often than not it costs nothing at all, but the positive effect it will have on endangered habitats and creatures is tremendous.

Kingfisher Press, Carbon Assessed and Offset

Since 2012, as a business, Kingfisher Press has balanced and offset 1,567 tonnes of CO2, which has allowed the World Land trust to protect 135 acres of critically threatened forests and habitat.

Every two years Kingfisher Press’s Carbon footprint is assessed and the resulting carbon from  electricity, gas and fuel is calculated. The 2020 assessment was 94 tonnes of CO2 which when offset allowed the World Land trust to protect 16 acres of threatened forests.

While it costs us to offset our print production process and entire business, when you use carbon balanced paper it very often costs you nothing at all. For very large print runs it can be a nominal amount but it demonstrates an awareness of the impact on the environment of the project. With Climate change very much on the agenda using carbon balanced paper and the associated logo demonstrates awareness of the wider environment and world we all live in.

Why would you use Carbon Balanced Paper?

Kingfisher Press are committed to helping clients reduce their environmental impacts. You can use Carbon Balanced Paper for your printed communications and with Kingfisher Press being a Carbon Balanced Printer it means the print processes have also been balanced not just the paper.

Using Carbon Balanced Paper is a simple way to reduce the carbon impacts of your marketing communications without fuss.

You can use the Carbon Balanced Paper logo on their printed communications as a high-visibility seal that demonstrates to students, staff and stakeholders, that you responsibly manage your impacts on climate change.

What is Carbon Balanced Paper?

Carbon Balanced Paper is where the average carbon impact for the paper has been balanced, or offset, by the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity, through the preservation of high conservation forests, saving threatened habitats and their biodiversity. Sir David Attenborough OM, CH, FRS is among its Patrons.

Through land purchase of ecologically important standing forests under threat of clearance, carbon is locked that would otherwise be released. These protected forests are then able to continue absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Referred to as REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), this is now recognised as one of the most cost-effective and swiftest ways to arrest the rise atmospheric CO2 and global warming effects.

An Environmental Conscious 

Kingfisher Press has worked with the World Land Trust for over 15 years and has been a Carbon Balanced Printer since 2012. Any business can be part of the Carbon Balanced scheme. Visit the World Land Trust website here to find out about carbon balancing your Business.

“The money that is given to the World Land Trust has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of.”
Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough, one of the World Land Trust Patrons, has urged the worlds political and business leaders to tackle climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Poland. If you would like to view the speech please click here.

To find out more about the recent Climate Change Conference visit the Carbon Balanced Paper website here.

Kingfisher Press & the Environment

Kingfisher Press is FSC certified, ISO14001 accredited and a Carbon Balanced Printer. We make every effort to reduce waste and recycle everything we can. We like nothing more than promoting sustainable print and products, using social media to share and raise awareness where we can for any kind of recycling and environmental topics.

To find out more about Kingfisher Press and the environment visit our website here.

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