As climate change and other environmental issues take center stage and impact all areas of our lives, we strive to be a responsible company and take initiative to reduce our carbon footprint. Since 2018, MONARQ is a certified Carbon Neutral Company.
The carbon emission that MONARQ produces will be compensated and invested in emission reduction projects which combine energy, environment and developmental solutions into sustainable business opportunities in developing countries.
We compensate our CO2 emmission by contributing to the Rio Preto-Jacundá Extractivist Reserve (RESEX) in Brasil. The project is a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project. REDD+ is a voluntary climate change mitigation approach, set up to incentivize developing countries to halt deforestation. In addition, the mechanism can help fight poverty while conversing biodiversity and sustaining vital ecosystem services.
MONARQ’s donation to Alternare supports the preservation of vital butterfly habitat in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Reserve by promoting good forest management and sustainable tourism.
Monarch butterflies embark on a marvelous migratory phenomenon. They travel between 1,200 and 2,800 miles or more from the United States and Canada to central Mexican forests. There the butterflies hibernate in the mountain forests, where a less extreme climate provides them a better chance to survive. Alternare also supports tree nurseries that help restore the forest in the Reserve which creates new sources of income for the local communities that live among the butterflies.