Ladies in a Kasigau village

Positive energy at its best

Our Greenest tariff not only provides you with 100% renewable electricity and 10% green gas, it also carbon offsets the remaining 90%. We do this through an inspiring project in the Kasigau Corridor of Kenya – helping to protect the threatened forest and wildlife in the region, and provide social, economic and environmental opportunities to the rural communities. When we choose to make brighter choices about our energy, incredible things can happen.

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How does it work?

Deforestation contributes to roughly 15% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions – pumping more CO2 into our atmosphere than the entire global transportation sector. Its impact on the climate is devastating, it’s not improving quick enough and it’s time we put a stop to it.

The United Nations envisioned the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism to quantify and value the carbon storage services that forests provide. And it’s being applied now by project developers like Wildlife Works who works with local landowners and the community to protect the forest ecosystems where success is rewarded and the environment can flourish.

Cleaning up our act

At Tonik, we’re using our Greenest tariff to invest in the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya and offset our members’ carbon emissions. This project alone will avoid the emission of over 54 million tonnes of CO2 over its 30-year life.

This means for every unit of gas used by members on our Greenest tariff, we can verify that we have funded the equivalent reduction in carbon emissions. The Kasigau Corridor project is validated by two independent bodies, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standard (CCB).

Want to go fully carbon neutral with your energy? Call 0333 344 2686 and speak to one of our Member Services Team.

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More than Carbon Offset

But the benefits of the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project go far beyond offsetting your carbon and reducing CO2 emissions. By signing up to our Greenest tariff, you’re also helping the Kasigau project to provide sustainable jobs for the local community.

These include hiring rangers to protect some 2000 plus African elephants from poachers and preserving the natural habitat for 100’s of species of animals. The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project addresses human/wildlife conflict and helps communities by providing jobs such as rangers, teachers, sustainable agriculture advisory, garment production, and community outreach.

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Supporting green shoots

The benefits to local communities don’t end there. Approximately 5,000 local landowners receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the projects verified emission reductions.

In addition, the broader community of over 120k people receives a portion of the proceeds and they democratically decide how they choose to invest those funds. Investments so far include the development of water catchments to reduce long treks to gather unsafe water and providing school bursaries to help local children receive an education.

It’s all part of how making small choices about how you approach your energy needs can create a better future and have a positive impact on the lives of others. Green – it’s a choice we can all make.

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