At audibene, we strive to enable everyone to hear well to live well. In order to live well, we also need to protect our planet.
This is why we’re working with ClimatePartner and Leaders for Climate Action to restore our earth and take action against climate change. We’re now climate neutral, but we know that this is only the beginning of our responsibility to promote sustainability. With the help of our sustainability team, we’re analysing all changes that we could make, from changing energy providers to changing the temperature of our fridge… even sending fewer emails!
Restoring our earth
So far, we’ve offset 1,288,500kg of carbon dioxide – but what does that really mean?
Equating to a distance of 4,003,129km by car, we’ve offset:
– 148 return trips to Hear.com South Africa (Cape Town)
– 246 return trips to Hear.com South Korea (Seoul)
– 250 return trips to Hear.com United States (Miami)
Although these sound like fun (but very long) road trips, our time and support are more useful in Brazil, where the Ecomapuá project needs our help. The Ecomapuá project protects the “Várzea” forest in Pará at the Amazon estuary and prohibits commercial deforestation. The forest is home to an enormous diversity of species and provides a livelihood for those who live there. Alternative, sustainable sources of income can be created, rather than mining or livestock breeding.
Your favourite superfood, from Brazil to Breakfast
One of the alternative, sustainable sources of income for the residents of the forest is the trading of açaí fruit. Açaí fruit are cultivated on floodplains in swampy, wet environments. With a unique taste described as a combination of blackberry and dark chocolate, its earthy notes have gained international popularity. The Ecomapuá project promotes development in the poorest regions in northeastern Brazil. They work with the local community to create educational opportunities and promote the açaí fruit trade as a great source of income.
Açaí fruit are high in antioxidants and can be found frozen or dried in Europe, as they usually only last one day after being picked! They’re a popular smoothie bowl addition, and you can try them mixed with berries, oats, cereals… even chocolate!
In Brazil, they are commonly used in a variety of sweets and drinks. More importantly, they provide a vital resource to local communities, contributing to 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals including No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Climate Action.
Find out more about our work to become climate neutral with ClimatePartner: https://fpm.climatepartner.com/tracking/15245-2010-1001/de