Our Commitment to Climate Change
Vista Caballo is working with Leaf Better Companies, a company that provides sustainability metrics. Vista Caballo is committed to mitigating climate change and our personal footprint. The United Nations has 17 sustainable development goals which include climate action. We just received our carbon credits from the United Nations with Leaf’s help. By generating our own energy with solar panels we are avoiding 6 TONS of C02 emissions annually. For those emissions that were emitted, we purchased 22 CERs (*) generated by a project underway to aid in methane recovery from the wastewater generated from wheat straw wash at a paper manufacturing company in India. Thus, offsetting last year’s GHG Emissions, including scope 1, 2 and 3 sources. The co-benefits of the selected project are in providing clean water, jobs and welfare. We started our emissions reduction initiative in 2019 and look forward to working with Leaf to continue to reduce our footprint now and as we grow.
(*)CERs (certified emission reductions) are carbon credits issued by UNFCCC (United Framework Convention on Climate Change) by implementing projects in developing countries that have followed strict rules (methodologies approved by UNFCCC) also verified by a third party (accredited by UNFCCC), named CDM (Clean Development Mechanism). This strict process provides credibility to offsetting those emissions that, by the time being, have not been able to be avoided by your personal or organization´s activities. Buying CERs rewards projects in developing countries for having implemented emission reduction initiatives and promotes forthcoming ones.