CARBON NEUTRALITY

 

The Water For Climate project is helping the people across Rwanda have access to clean water. Although water may seem like a basic right many communities in Rwanda do not have easy access to drinking water. Most people boil their water on inefficient, wood fueled three-stones to purify and even with this method the purification is not necessarily effective. When children drink contaminated water, they risk severe illness – and even death – from water-borne diseases. In addition, this process of sanitizing places pressure on trees and forests, releases greenhouse emissions, and also creates unhealthy indoor smoke that leads to respiratory problems for household inhabitants.

 

Our solution is working together with our partner South Pole to fix and maintain boreholes. The boreholes are dug 100m deep that bring fresh clean water to the surface through a hand pump. By providing an alternative to boiling water for purification, the project significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as deforestation pressures on surrounding forests where firewood is sourced. The locals benefit from cleaner water and less air pollution in the family home, improving health. Less time is spent collecting wood and boiling water in big dangerous containers, freeing up women's time for income generating activities or household tasks.

 

FAQS

WHAT IS IT?
WHEN YOU BUY A PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU ARE POLUTING THE ENVIORMENT.
HOW?
    1. FROM THE EMISSIONS THAT COME FROM FACTORIES.
    2. FROM THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED WHEN DYING FABRRICS.
    3. FROM THE AMOUNT OF WATER AND ENERGY USED WHEN WASHING.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
FOR EVERY PURCHASE MADE ON OUR ONLINE STORE WE ARE DONATING 10% TOWARDS COMMUNITIES IN RWANDA THAT NEED SANITIZED DRINKING WATER.
HOW DOES THIS HELP THE ENVIORMENT?
PREVIOUSLY FAMILIES DID NOT HAVE EASY ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER. WATER WAS BOILED ON INEFFICIENT, WOOD FUELED THREE-STONES TO PURIFY (WHILE NOT ENSURING SANITZATION).
THESE METHODS PLACE PRESSURE ON TREES AND FORESTS, RELEASE GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS, AND CREATE INDOOR SMOKE THAT LEADS TO RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.
WHAT IS OUR SOLUTION?
PARTNER WITH SOUTH POLE TO FIX AND MAINTAIN BOREHOLES. WHICH ARE PUMPS THAT BRING FRESH CLEAN WATER TO THE SURFACE.
THIS GIVES COMMUNITIES IN RWANDA A CHANCE. LETS WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE EVERYONE HAS WATER DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.