The 5th June is World Environment Day, now in its 49th year of celebration the aim of this day is to encourage awareness to address environmental issues and take action to protect the environment.
Buyagift is forging the way in taking responsibility for the environmental impact from its business as the first experience provider in the UK to offset 100% of its carbon footprint.
Buyagift has taken responsibility for carbon emissions across the business, including its customers’ travel to the experience. In taking this additional step, it is allowing its customers to reduce their own personal environmental impacts.
Dan Mountain, CEO of Buyagift UK, says,
“We are proud to be a carbon neutral business. Our aim for the past 20 years has been to minimise and mitigate the environmental impacts of our business and in doing so we have supported the forestry protection charity, Cool Earth. Now, with this neutrality achievement, we have accurately calculated the amount of carbon created by all aspects of our business and we are off-setting 100% of this through verified carbon projects.
Our approach begins to address this issue in ways that can be adopted by other companies, and we want our actions to inspire, not only our customers but also employees, and partners on their climate journey. We aim to reduce our carbon footprint even further with the ambition to reach net zero as soon as possible.”
In light of World Environment Day Buyagift have produced a video to show their pledge and ambitions to protect the environment as a company that has social corporate responsibility at its core. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8JQWH4_8c
The projects that Buyagift support include forest Protection in Zimbabwe, landscape restoration in Colombia, solar energy in India, wind power in Taiwan and reforestation in the UK.
By offering e-vouchers Buyagift provide their customers easier ways to make smarter choices for the environment, and by choosing them, customers can rest assured they are shopping with a company that is actively supporting a better, cleaner future.
Buyagift offer many eco-friendly experiences, and as their experiences are designed to cut down on the amount of ‘things’ consumed, customers can gift with purpose and be confident knowing their gifts aren’t going to contribute to unnecessary waste.
Below is a selection of some of Buyagift’s most sustainable gift experiences:
Two Night Stay in a Hobbit Hut at Acorn Camping, £99
Get away from it all, without giving up any of your home comforts, with this glamping experience for two in stunning rural Cornwall. With a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence, the unique 11 square-metre Hobbit Huts are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by untouched woodland for you to explore. They each have a dining area with table and wooden benches, bean bags, a clothes storage area and boot box, and a bucket to keep food cold.
Two Hour Advanced Terrarium Workshop at Botanical Boys, £69
If you are in need of a break, why not escape the stresses of everyday and reconnect with nature? Join the Botanical Boys in their botanical bible factory studio for a two-hour masterclass, where you’ll make your very own self-sustaining indoor garden! Enter the green oasis and learn all about terrariums, from sand layering to plant care, and leave with your very own mini ecosystem.
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace for Two, £36
A World Heritage Site and a top UK attraction, Kew Gardens is the world’s most famous garden. Visitors of all ages will be fascinated with the sheer range of climates, native and exotic plants and the beautiful collections of botanical art. Explore a tropical rainforest in the Palm House, where temperatures reach a balmy 27°C, stroll the tree-top walkway, see the serene lake and waterlily ponds. This experience for two is truly extraordinary and you’ll learn about the 250 years of science and history behind it.
Two Night Glamping Experience for Two, £99
Try the latest craze in staycationing with this flexible two-night glamping package. Love the fresh air and freedom of camping, but don’t fancy the mud and rain? Well here’s the perfect solution. Whether it’s a stylish camping pod, quirky wigwam or sturdy timber tent, you’ll be sheltered from anything the British weather can throw at you whilst still experiencing the great British countryside. This experience offers a varied choice of stunning locations to choose from, spanning the length and breadth of the UK.
Woodland Survival and Bush Craft Course, £69.95
Do you see yourself as the next Bear Grylls? You will be taught everything you need to survive in the wild during a jam-packed itinerary deigned by ex-military special forces veterans. You’ll be learning everything from building shelters to lighting a fire and preparing and cooking wild food, but practical skills aren’t the only thing you need to survive in the wild. You need to have your head in the game, be smart, keep calm and stay vigilant so you will also get a tutorial on the psychology of survival!
To browse more of Buyagift’s Sustainable gift experiences, visit: https://www.buyagift.co.uk/sustainable-gifts