Eden Reforestation Projects and GROW|FOR|IT have agreed to jointly plant mangrove forest within an 18 hectares area in Madagascar. Mangrove grows in salty water and is exceptionally good at capturing CO 2 , and since the trees are planted in a sea area, they never lack water.
Eden Projects is a US based NGO working with reforestation. Read more here: http://www.edenprojects.org.
Eden Reforestation Projects have selected a suitable site for the purpose: Ampazony, having the GPS coordinates 15°36’0.47”S / 46°22’50.28”E. The site is targeted at GROW|FOR|IT and situated close to the town of Mahajunga, so it is in fact possible to go to the site and give the trees a hug 🙂
The payment for the 18 hectares of mangrove comes from the more than one hundred 200 DKK donations that we received from private individuals (GO-FOR-IT memberships) and from the three hundred company Christmas gifts we received from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
We use 80% of these payments for the Madagascar mangroves. The last 20% we wish to spend on establishing an Agroforestry forest in Nepal.
We wish to thank all donors for making it possible to start this piece of mangrove forest in Madagascar. The 18 hectares of forest will, when in good growth, absorb and capture 20 tons of CO 2 per hectare per year, which is more than 360 tons CO 2 per year. Read more here: www.nature.com/mangrove CO2 capture.
Dear sponsors of GROW|FOR|IT,
New version of this post:
As of 2019 MobilePay no longer offers to handle the flow of information to the Danish Tax authorities. This means that we can no longer offer to handle the necessary information to SKAT on behalf of our small fee donors. Tax credit is still obtainable, but it is now up to the donor to inform the Danish tax authorities about their donation.
We will however make an exemption for lifelong CO2-offset donors and offer to handle the necessary tax credit information for them individually ?.
We have managed to establish a solution to ensure that your donations will automatically be communicated to SKAT. §8A is the clause in the Tax Assessment Act that grants tax credit for donations to associations and organizations working for the common good.
GROW|FOR|IT is now registered as such an association. If you wish to donate a sum to GROW|FOR|IT and wish to get a tax credit, please enter your donation via phone number +45 93883530 using MobilePay. That way we need not receive your CPR number, which could be a challenge according to the data protection legislation of the EU.
With MobilePay it is easy: 1) Go to Indstillinger, 2) choose Donation, 3) select Skattefradrag for donationer, 4) confirm via NemID. From now on, all your donations to associations cooperating with MobilePay will be reported to SKAT. Read more here (PDF in Danish).
In case you wish to get the tax credit for a “GO-FOR-IT” membership at 250 kroner, things are a bit more complicated. First, use number +45 93883530 using MobilePay, if you want the credit for the minimum 200 DKK. Then pay your 50 DKK membership using our MobilePay number 25008 dedicated at running costs. Please remember to note your name, so that we know who is paying.
You can always pay the entire GO-FOR-IT membership using reg. No. 4728 and account No. 11847579 using MobilePay number 25008, but then you will miss the tax credit. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we prefer that you do not need to hand out your CPR numbers to GROW|FOR|IT.
ECOSIA is a search machine with home base in Berlin that has chosen to spend the majority of it’s income on planting trees. Search the Internet – and plant trees! While you are searching the Internet, you can see how many trees you have planted.
Read more at https://www.ecosia.org/
The ECOSIA search machine is just as easy to use as Google, and it does not have as many ads
as Google. Before using it you need to go to ‘Settings’ and select the country from which you wish
to perform the search. ECOSIA uses Bing technology from Microsoft and is therefore a competitor
By March 2017 ECOSIA’s users had sponsored planting of 7 mill trees. By March 2018 this figure
has raised to the incredible number of 23 mill trees since the launch in 2009. Currently, the ECOSIA users support planting of one new tree per 1.1 second!
In 2017 the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy employees had the option to choose donation for reforestation through GROW|FOR|IT as one of more options.
By choosing reforestation as their 2017 Christmas present, the employees have ensured that GROW|FOR|IT can plant enough trees in the tropics for these employees to consider themselves CO₂ neutral throughout 2018.
The choice is an indication that reforestation is seen as one of more common tools to capture CO₂ from the atmosphere. So, it is considered a realistic means among the efforts to reduce global warming.
We warmly thank all Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy employees for their choice of Christmas present! We also thank the Siemens Gamesa management for donating extra 197 unclaimed Christmas gifts on top of the 103, making a total of 300 donations times 400 DKK = 120.000 DKK for reforestation.
Dear GROW|FOR|IT members and donors.
Thanks to your contributions, your memberships, and to SKAT’s handling of our application, we have achieved the approval according to the Danish Tax Assessment Act § 8A.
§8A is the clause in the act that grants tax reduction for donations to organisations and associations that work for the common good. This means that now substantial donations towards balancing of CO2 emission can be deducted from income just like donations to other charitable associations. The above applies to Danish taxpayers only; other national exemptions may apply in other countries.