Offset carbon, restore nature, plant a spekboom
ReSpek Nature’s service is designed to allow a spekboom planting opportunity for any consumer purchase, via pop-up, at ZAR10 or USD 0.65c per tree. Organisations can offset carbon via monthly subscriptions.
Currently the enterprise is financed with a mix of funding from Nahana Foundation and simple-to-use web app which allows customers to offset the carbon of their purchase.
Its customers are tiered: online merchants are first tier. Second tier are customers who use their platforms to shop online. Then, they provide monthly subscription plans for anyone; individuals, families, organisations, corporates who want to offset their own carbon through planting spekboom.
Nahana Foundation covers ReSpek Nature’s basic costs, as well as support in communications, branding, marketing and broadcasting.
SANParks brings botanical expertise and occasional resource support, and provides spekboom truncheons (saplings) for the plantation.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).