Emerald City Sustainability

An average tree in the Amazon weighs two tons and sucks 7 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. Our 100 to 1 carbon commitment for Emerald City means for every ton of carbon produced each year, we aim to suck 100 tons of carbon from the atmosphere through dedicated tree restoration programmes. In year one, (from April 2020 to 2021), Emerald City expects to consume less than one ton of carbon, but our commitment is to plant enough tree capacity to remove 700 tons of carbon from the atmosphere. This translates to 200 trees per acre of tree planting over 3.5 reclaimed acres, restored from purchased degraded land in partnership with local indigenous partners.

Every purchase inside Emerald City is driving real world protection of the Amazon rainforest. Working with indigenous Amazonian tribes, some funds from every purchase inside Emerald City are invested in on-the-ground reforestation and protection initiatives with real people working to protect the Amazon.
Through this initiative Emerald City’s ambition is to convert over 10,000 hectares of degraded and destroyed land back into rainforest through tree planting and land restoration initiatives with partner tribes.
As such, Emerald City enters the world as a carbon positive project, with a planned 100 to 1 return on carbon – for every unit of carbon consumed by the project, it will return 100 units of carbon restoration to the planet!