This year at the Santa Cruz Paddlefest we are choosing to make the event climate positive. People love to travel to our event from all over the world but unfortunately that creates C02 that ends up into our precious atmosphere. We have teamed up with the great folks at Starboard to plant 47 mangrove trees in the Thor Heyerdhal Climate Park but that is nothing compared to the 30,000 trees Starboard will be planting this year.
The Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park is situated at Pathein University’s Research Centre at the edge of the Bay of Bengal. The park consists of a mangrove gene bank and a 1,800 acre large mangrove restoration park to mitigate 2.7 million tons of CO2 and serve as a protective shield for vulnerable coastal communities to save lives and property against extreme weather, in addition to creating sustainable development with alternative livelihoods and poverty reduction. Our 47 trees is a tiny drop in the bucket but will make the 33rd annual Paddlefest 10x climate positive. We are glad to be working towards a better future and would like to challenge others to do the same.
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