Starboard plants 3 Mangroves for each board produced, offsetting every board’s carbon emissions by more than 10 times. 

 

Each Mighty Mangrove sinks down 673kg of VCS-certified CO2 during its first 25 years. Starboard claims half the carbon from the climate park projects, 336.5 kg. The other half gets sold as carbon credits for vital livelihood projects in challenged Myanmar, as well as to run the WIF Climate park.

To offset its emissions, Starboard plants 3 mighty mangrove trees per board, drawing down 3 x 336.5 kg CO2, more than 1 ton, over 25 years. This is more than 10X the board’s total carbon emissions. Furthermore, we work with WIF to offset our company’s total carbon footprint 10 times over, as well as the footprints of events we have supported.  Within the next 25 years, all of Starboard’s CO2 emissions since 1994 will be absorbed, and all emissions since 2017 will be compensated for 10 x over.

We calculate and report our carbon footprint annually, aiming to be transparent about our impact on the planet and sharing how we can turn negatives into positives. Whatever Starboard you’re riding you’re helping the environment. We encourage you to share about how reforestation naturally restores the climate balance, even for Carbon intensive industries like board building.

Why Mangroves?

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Mangroves – The Miracle Tree

Each of us generates an average of 4.7-tonne CO2 emissions per year, the major cause of our climate problems. Mangroves are some of the most efficient green machines to help counter this, as one tree absorbs 673 kg of VCS CO2 over 25 years. Further, each mature tree produces enough oxygen for four people.

Mangroves also protect coastal lives and properties from extreme weather and increase ocean life by 50%, as well as the area’s general biodiversity. Starboard’s initial aim is to plant 100 million mangrove trees together with WIF, absorbing 67,3 million tons of CO2. There is a potential to plant over one billion mangroves on available land in Myanmar.

As other countries follow, with your help, our pioneering venture might become a milestone in human history.

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Our Carbon Footprint

Each year we will calculate and disclose our Carbon Footprint in the following report. Please click to download the PDFs. Our reports will be as transparent as possible and we welcome your questions and comments concerning all the info presented.
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10 x Climate Positive

Starboard and SOMWR take carbon footprinting beyond the basic steps of measuring and offsetting to become carbon neutral. We raise our efforts to limit climate change effects, helping nature to become strong once again. Planting 10X the number of mangroves needed to absorb each 1 tonne of CO2 released through our actions.
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