Carbon Net Positive
STARBOARD IS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT ABOUT IT’S ROLE AS AN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCER, AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Starboard plants one mangrove for each board produced.
The production of a board emits approximately 100 kg of CO2. The mighty mangrove tree that is planted to absorb the CO2 released will not only absorb the emissions from production. It will absorb 1000 kg of CO2, making each board 10 x carbon positive. Furthermore, when it comes to the Olympic iQFoil, we plant 10 mangrove trees to absorb these emissions 100 times over!
Our mangrove trees are planted by the Worldview International Foundation in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar. So far we have planted over 650,000 mangroves. This includes the 1 tree per board concept, event sponsoring to make them carbon neutral, and emissions found from Life Cycle Assessments and Carbon Footprint analysis. We have calcualted that within the next 20 years all of Starboards CO2 emmisions since 1994 will be absorbed, and much more!
We calculate our carbon footprint yearly and give out a report for everyone to read, aiming to be completely transparent about our impact on the planet. Our whole carbon footprint is offset by the mangroves’ unique carbon storage abilities.
Whatever board you’re riding you’re helping the environment and you’re part of the team.
MANGROVES, THE MIRACLE TREE
Each of us generates a global average of 5 tons CO2 per year, a major cause of our climate problems. Mangroves can counter this, as each tree can absorb up to 1 ton of carbon over 20 years.
Mangroves also protect lives and properties from extreme weather. Our initial aim is to plant 100 million mangrove trees, absorbing 100 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, this pioneering venture can become a milestone in human history.
VIDEO CASE STUDIES
Secretary General Worldview International Foundation
“It is a privilege to work with local communities, universities and the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry in Myanmar.”
READ MORE ABOUT MANGROVES IN OUR BLOG
Use Nature To Restore – A Climate Strike Story
Sept 24, 2019
Starboard’s 2018 Carbon Footprint Report Released
June 12, 2018
The sea tree: Starboard Mangrove Project Q&A
May 11, 2019