What does KLIMANEUTRAL mean? "Holding the balance, balancing, neutralizing each other. Climate neutral are processes that do not alter the equilibrium of the atmosphere.
A balance between taking and giving. Climate neutral are products, services or companies as a whole, if they offset emissions after determining the individual CO2 balance. "(Source: natureOffice GmbH) Avoid - reduce - compensate
In the effort to avoid emissions (eg by the purchase of green electricity, by heating with renewable energies) and to reduce (eg through structural energy efficiency measures,by avoiding air freight, by short transport routes), the unavoidable emissions are finally compensated by climate protection measures , Carl Stahl Architektur supports the forest afforestation project Germany Plus of the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. in order to compensate for the CO² emissions.
At over 50 sites in Germany, forests are being reforested with beech and silver fir. The re-emerging CO2-storing forest areas contribute to effective climate protection.
Compensation through rain forest reforestation project Like many other things, the CO2 emissions associated with operating and hosting a website can also be compensated.
In the course of digitization, energy consumption will increase immensely over the next 30 years, and thus also CO2 emissions. For many years more than 60% of the energy needed for the rapidly growing digitization will come from the power generation of fossil fuels such as oil, lignite or hard coal. Therefore, in addition to taking the step of switching to full green electricity, implementing energy-efficient construction measures, and using our entire extensive green roof area in an environmentally friendly manner, we have decided to compensate for the website's annual page views. Forests not only bind CO2, as an important factor against climate change, but also improve biodiversity, the microclimate, the water balance and provide shelters for fauna and flora. Through their photosynthesis, trees help to offset the CO2 emissions that result, among other things, in the operation and hosting of your website.
To compensate for our CO² consumption, we participate in a forest afforestation project of the tropical rain forest in Togo on the African Ivory Coast. Together with the population of the village Abouzokope 500 native trees are planted. Among others the Karitébaum, also known as Sheanuss or with the Latin name Vitellaria paradoxa. The nut shea butter is processed and can be sold by the local community for an additional income in the market. Also, the neem tree is planted, whose antiseptic juice from the branches is used as protection against vermin or as medicine. In the climate protection project PROJECT TOGO, a brew is cooked from the leaves and split branches, which is sprayed as malaria prophylaxis on huts covered with palm leaves. This results in a positive development for both the climate and the population.