Fundación Huellas Verdes
Protecting communities against landslides and offsetting carbon emissions through revegetation
Fundación Huellas Verdes works together with its clients to determine their needs for carbon offsets. Areas with a high risk of landslides are then identified and planted with vetiver, locally known as Tiva, in cooperation with with municipalities, government agencies, and local communities, thereby preventing erosion and offsetting carbon emissions.
The clients of Fundación Huellas Verdes receive a certificate for their annual carbon emission offsets over the next 50 years, as well as a “carbon neutral” stamp.
The revegetation projects rely on organic fertilisers and contribute to drought management by improving agricultural conditions. Planting vetiver mitigates climate change and the clients offsetting their carbon emissions benefit from a certificate that distinguishes their products.
Fundación Huellas Verdes is a non-profit environmental consultancy and the main partner implementing the revegetation projects.
AQUAMINAS supports Fundación Huellas Verdes with studies on soil, geology and geotechnology related to landslides in at-risk zones.
MK Inversiones provides support to the environmental consulting services offered by Fundación Huellas Verdes, and contributes economic resources for the implementation of its projects.
The 2014 SEED Low Carbon Awards are largely supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).