Carbon Negative Is A Positive Thing.
As a global community, we surpassed the "safe levels" of CO₂ (350 ppm) way back in 1987.
Since then, humanity's impact on climate change has risen dramatically year after year.
The devastating consequences to nature, wildlife, and societies is tangible, and will continue to get worse unless we make massive changes right now to how we travel, spend our money, and do business.
At Movement Wisdom Yoga, we stand for protecting the planet and all of it's creatures, even though it means reducing our profits.
Because without a liveable planet, nobody profits.
What does carbon negative mean?
This is a good first step, but it's not enough.
For us, being a carbon negative company in 2022 is non-negotiable. So what does that look like..?
A Tree For Every HourFor every hour of classes, courses, and trainings you take with us, we plant a tree.
One of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to plant trees. They are also crucial in preventing ecological collapse.
Most of the trees we plant are mangrove seedlings, which will suck up about 308 tons of carbon in its lifetime.
Streaming your one hour of yoga eats up about 56 grams of carbon, roughly the equivalent of driving a car 300 meters.
But, when you study and practice with us, instead of adding more carbon to the environment with your hour of yoga, you will be taking 307,999.44 kilograms of carbon out of the atmosphere instead. That's huge!
Green Energy ProjectsWe donate to green energy projects like the set up and maintenance of wind power plants.
The Movement Wisdom community has already helped build the very first wind power project in Honduras, and another in Mexico.
The Honduras project we support is preventing the emission of 226,978 tonnes of CO2e every year it is operational by replacing energy in the national grid generated from burning fossil fuels with energy from wind power.
Plus, the land around the wind turbines is being turned into a forest of native oak trees that have been classified as vulnerable by The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Company Carbon OffsetWe offset the carbon used to run our company for each member of our team, and then some.
Behind the scenes at Movement Wisdom Yoga, we are busy filming classes, trainings and workshops using LED lighting and our professional camera equipment.
We also spend a lot of time editing our content, leading Zoom calls with trainees, updating our website, sending out emails, and posting on social media.
We're a small team of 3, but we use up quite a bit of electricity between all of our projects. We neutralize all the carbon we generate with our work and then multiply our positive impact by many thousands, so that we are taking out much more carbon from the atmosphere than we are putting in to run our business.
How it works
Buy our 6 hour Mini YTT, and we plant 6 trees in your name. Buy our 8 hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Program, and we plant 8 trees in your name.