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 includes climate action. 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 20 CERs (*) for two projects for renewable energy: a biomass renewable energy generations project in India and a hydro-electric power plant project in Chile.The co-benefits of the selected projects are creating employment opportunities, improving household incomes, quality of life, power capacity, health conditions, soil quality, water rentention, biological activity, micronutrient content, pest resistance in crops, reductions in green house gases and chemical fertilizers. We received our carbon credits from the United Nations in acknowledgment of this. We look forward to continue to reduce our footprint 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.