OFFSET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT ON YOUR AIR TRAVEL TO ANY DESTINATION
Your effort to fight Climate Change in conjunction with supporting Rural Ireland and it’s agricultural community.
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The average round trip USA East Coast to Ireland is 50.00EUR to offset your Carbon Footprint. (5.25euro per hour of flight time economy class).
Receive a Certificate of your Carbon Trade.
Glen Keen is proud to introduce its own Carbon Trading Scheme where your donations will be spent in offsetting your carbon footprint to Carbon Sequestration. Glen Keen with its vast pristine peatland network offsets thousands of tonnes of Carbon per annum. The monies go towards our efforts in providing best practices to farm management and in maintaining the quality of this pristine ecosystem.
Glen Keen is located in an EU Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its pristine natural environment
The EU Directive lists certain habitats and species that must be protected within SACs. Irish habitats include raised bogs, blanket bogs, turloughs, sand dunes, machair (flat sandy plains on the north and west coasts), heaths, lakes, rivers, woodlands, estuaries and sea inlets. The 25 Irish species which must be afforded protection include Salmon, Otter, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Bottlenose Dolphin and Killarney Fern.
Some of the most pristine intact upland peatlands in Europe exist in the Glen Keen area.
Known peatlands only cover about 3% of the world’s land surface, but store at least twice as much carbon as all of Earth’s standing forests. In addition, at least one-third of the world’s organic soil carbon, which plays a vital role in mitigating climate change and stabilizing the carbon cycle, is in peatlands.
Glen Keen is part of the Commonage Management Framework Plan and we work with our Agricultural Consultant in all farming practices and environmental stewardship.