It is with great pleasure that we approach you today to share with you the birth of our project to "decarbonize" your air flights to Mauritius.
From the beginning of this crise, we asked a number of questions on how we, the professionals in the tourism industry in Mauritius, can act on our environmental and social responsibilities. This reflection led to several proposals, and today one of them is operational: "towards a responsible carbon footprint"
Ebony Forest is our partner for this idea of "decarbonising" your air flights to Mauritius. For your information, the CO2 emissions from a widebody Airbus A350 type on a Paris / Mauritius return flight, depending on the aircraft's fill rate, is between 1.2 and 2 tons of CO2 per passenger.
Our idea to try to correct this negative balance is to allow you to work to re-capture this CO2 as quickly as possible.
For this, and thanks to Ebony Forest, we are going to be able to offer you to buy an Ebony tree plant that will do the "job" for you ...
Apart from being endemic to Mauritius, a fact that gives added meaning to this project, the Ebony interests us for it’s very powerful capacity to capture CO2. A six meter high Ebony tree captures an average of 1.8 tons of CO2, and it takes between 15 and 20 years for it to do that, something which is tangible to us in human terms.
From now on, Oazure Villa Maurice will offer you, during invoicing, an option to buy an Ebony plant. The cost will be 30 € per tree and therefore per passenger and will include: the plant, the labor to plant it, the labor for its maintenance the first three years, a signboard with your reference number on the tree and a planting certificate.
In addition to a CO2 "reimbursement" that you offer to the planet, it is the participation in the reinstatement of an entire ecosystem endemic to Mauritius, that you are helping to finance. Indeed, Ebony Forest, by re-introducing the Ebony tree in Mauritius, allows a whole fauna and a whole flora, also endemic, to find its place.
Ebony Forest, directed by Christine Griffiths (General Manager) and Doctor Nicolas Zuël (General Curator), has for mission the rebirth of this endemic ecosystem.
We are proud and happy to help them in this virtuous mission.