Going Green with Noon Dalton
Noon Dalton, a leading provider of skilled Virtual Assistance and Employees to businesses and entrepreneurs globally, has signed a two year agreement with Allcot to measure its carbon footprint and offset its annual emissions.
In 2014, Noon Dalton was responsible for 138 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent), with these emissions coming largely from office energy use and unavoidable business travel.
The project chosen to offset Noon Dalton’s greenhouse gas emissions is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT), which invests in preserving standing rainforest, using the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) methodology. Located in the Para region of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest, the Project Area consists of 177,899 hectares of outstanding flora and fauna.
The Project’s main objective is to avoid and prevent unplanned deforestation of high conservation value rainforest, thus preventing net emissions of more than 20 Million tCO2e over the project’s 40-year lifetime. It also supports 130 families who live and practice subsistence farming within the Project area and provides protected habitat for vulnerable animals including the Giant Anteater, Pearly Parakeet and Black-handed Tamarin.
“As partners in a global company, Jehan Noon and I see the negative impact that pollution and emissions cause. Ultimately business owners have two options: Do the right thing or ignore the obvious. With melting ice caps, terrible droughts in India, and our lack of ownership in keeping our planet pure, we have decided to act responsibly to neutralize our emissions. We all agree that leaving our world a better place for the next generation is a principle that Noon Dalton believes in and demonstrates through this action”, says Edward Dalton.