Tying The Knot SKU: TDP1001-TREE-016
$82.00 CAD

Tying The Knot

SKU: TDP1001-TREE-016
$82.00 CAD
-27.8 tons of CO2 181

This climate + package assumes a wedding with 100 guests, their accommodation and travel, an amazing venue, flowers, great food and of course wine and booze.

What does climate+ mean?
How can we do better?
The impact of trees
Why trees?
What does offsetting mean to tentree?
Where do we plant your trees?
The math

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NEUTRAL IS NOT ENOUGH.

Climate+ is the action of going beyond net zero. It means doing more than just offsetting your carbon footprint - by creating an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

We know that one of the most sustainable and cost-effective ways to accomplish this is by planting trees. Climate+ is a community of tree planters, rehabilitating our Earth, and having fun while we’re at it.

How can we do better?

There’s no such thing as a perfect environmentalist, don’t be discouraged by your ability to make meaningful changes. Big change can start as as small as:


  • Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
  • Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
  • Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
  • Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
  • Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
  • Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
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The impact of trees

Did you know that trees combat climate change? We have tonnes (literally) of excess carbon dioxide in our air. Trees do something called ‘sequestering carbon’, it’s their way of cleaning our air, and eliminating harmful elements from the earth. They do that by absorbing the C02, and storing the carbon. Not only do trees sequester carbon, they also produce oxygen. Next time you’re outside, take a nice deep breath of fresh air, and thank the nearest tree.

As we work to fight global warming, we can also thank the trees for cooling our earth. They provide shade, and their leaves release water vapor, cooling the planet even more. Just ten trees can offset the impact of a weekend road trip, a lifetime of iphones or even your drunken 2am hamburger habit.

Why trees

Tree planting has a meaningful impact that reaches far beyond carbon sequestration. They provide homes for wildlife, and in areas like Madagascar, the crab and fish populations provide additional food sources and income for the locals. In addition to the environmental benefits, we employ people from local communities. This extends our impact far beyond environmentalism. These are the building blocks of a long lasting and sustainable restoration project.

We recognize that there are lots of ways to offset carbon, but are confident that our tree planting initiatives provide the most meaningful, holistic and verified impact on our Earth.

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What does offsetting mean to tentree?

To tentree, neutrality isn’t change, so ‘offsetting’ means going beyond neutral and doing something positive for our planet. We don’t agree with the idea that simply doing no harm will equate to change, we’re here on this beautiful earth, ready to do some good.

We want to make offsetting easy, understandable, accessible, fun, and impactful. Our climate+ packages aim to do just that.

Where do we plant your trees?

Our Earth Day Climate+ packages will allow us to work with our partners to plant many species of trees including mangroves in the coastal regions of Madagascar and Indonesia. Mangrove trees are one of the most efficient carbon sequestering trees in the world and planting them provides much more than a carbon impact for our planet. We are incredibly grateful for our planting partners, like Eden Reforestation Projects who are on the ground making things happen.

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The Math

This climate + package assumes a wedding with 100 guests, their accommodation and travel, an amazing venue, flowers, great food and of course wine and booze.

Food 0.9 MT CO2
Wine 0.1024 MT CO2
Hard Alcohol 0.03075 MT CO2
Venue 0.074 MT CO2
Flowers 2.91666 MT CO2
Lodging 3.255 MT CO2
Driving 1.506 MT CO2
Flights 18.975 MT CO2
Total 27.7594 MT CO2

Food

The greenhouse gas emissions of a prime meat meal is 9kg of CO2 per meal.This means for the wedding dinner there would be 900kg of CO2 emissions.

9kg CO2 x 100 guests = 900kg CO2 equivalent

In order to convert 900 kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get 0.9 MT CO2

900kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.9MT CO2

Wine

The carbon emissions of wine are 1.28kg CO2 per bottle. Assuming we need about 80 bottles of wine for 100 guests

1.28kg CO2 per bottle x 80 bottles of wine = 102.4kg CO2

In order to convert 102.4 kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get 0.1024 MT CO2

102.4kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.1024 MT CO2

Hard Alcohol

Every shot of hard alcohol emits 123 grams CO2. Assuming you would have about 250 servings of shots for a wedding of 100 people, hard alcohol would emit 30, 750 grams CO2.

123 grams CO2 x 250 servings = 30,750 grams CO2

In order to convert 30,750 grams of CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get 0.03075 MT CO2

30,750 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.03075 MT CO2

Venue

The energy for a 4,000 square foot venue for one day is equivalent to 0.074 MT CO2

Flowers

For 12,000 rose stems there is about 35,000kg CO2 released, one average a wedding would require about 1,000 stems. If we divide 35,000kg CO2 by 12 we get the amount of CO2 from 1,000 stems.

35,000kg CO2 / 12 = 2,916.66 kg CO2 per 1,000 stems

In order to convert 2,916.66 kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get MT CO2

2,916.66 kg CO2 x 0.001 = 2.91666 MT CO2

Lodging

Of the 100 guests, 15 live in town so will not require lodging, let's assume another 20 people have friends and have found places to stay so 65 guests require lodging. Some of these guests are families, some are couples, so in total there will be about 35 rooms required, given that some individuals are sharing with their spouse or family.

Hotels emit about 31kg of CO2 per room per night, assuming people are staying in town for the wedding for 3 days they would emit 93kg for the weekend.

31kg CO2 x 3 days = 93 kg CO2

Given that there are 35 rooms required over the weekend the emissions from lodging would emit 3,255kg CO2

93kg CO2 x 35 rooms = 3,255 kg CO2

In order to convert 3,255 kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.001 and get 3.255 MT CO2

3,255kg CO2 x 0.001 = 3.255 MT CO2

Travel

Let’s assume an average wedding has about 100 guests, and that they live from 0-5000 km away.

  • 15 guests - in home town
  • 30 guests - within 100 km
  • 25 guests - 500 km away
  • 20 guests - 1000 km away
  • 10 guests - 5000 km away

We are not going to include the emissions from the guests within the home town

Driving

The thirty guests that live within 100km away chose to drive to the wedding. Between these 30 guests they drive 6,000km

100km x 30 people x 2 ways = 6,000 kilometres

The average car uses about 404 grams of CO2 per mile. To translate from miles to kilometres, we divide miles by 1.609, and simultaneously divide grams by 1.609. This means the average car uses about 251 grams of C02 per kilometer.

(divide by 1.609) 1: 404grams (divide by 1.609)

0.6214: 251grams

In order to calculate the total emissions from cars to the wedding we multiply 6,000km by 251 grams of CO2 per kilometer and get 1,506,000 grams CO2

6,000km x 251 grams CO2 = 1,506,000 grams CO2.

In order to transfer grams of CO2 into MT of CO2 we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get 1.506 MT CO2.

1,506,000 grams CO2 x 0.000001 = 1.506 MT CO2

Flights

We are going to combine the total mileage flown across the world from various guests in order to calculate the total carbon footprint of flying

Reminder:

  • 25 guests - 500 km away
  • 20 guests - 1000 km away
  • 10 guests - 5000 km away

To do so we will multiply the amount of guests flying by the distance in kilometres and add these numbers together. This gives us a total of 82,500 kilometres flown.

(25 x 500km) + (20 x 1000km) + (10 guests x 5000km) = 12,500km + 20,000km + 50,000km = 82,500 km

Since these people are flying both ways we need to multiply this number by 2.

82,500km x 2 = 165,000km

We know planes emit 115g CO2 per kilometer. We use the conversion factor 0.000001 to get from grams to metric tons and we get 0.000115 MT of CO2 per kilometer of air travel.

115grams x 0.000001 = 0.000115 MT Carbon

In order to get the total carbon emissions from this flight, we multiply the factor 0.000115 MT CO2/km by 165,000 kilometres which equals 18.975 MT CO2

165,000km x 0.000115 = 18.975 MT CO2

Total

Once added together the total emissions for this wedding is 27.7594 MT

0.9MT + 0.102 MT + 0.03075 MT + 0.074 MT + 2.91666 MT + 3.255 MT + 1.506 MT + 18.975 MT = 27.7594 MT CO2