Navanter Knowledge Bites goes carbon positive
If you're anything like me, then carbon positive is a new term for you. I first came across it a couple of months ago and wondered what it meant. As I was looking into it, I discovered that carbon positive is like carbon neutral on steroids. If a business is carbon positive, it means that it removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it contributes.
It can't have escaped your notice that the environment has become a really big deal recently. At Navanter, we've been conscious of our environmental obligations, as citizens of the world, for a long time. We've always had a "low carbon" approach to business. We were founded in 2011, and already by 2012, we were offering our clients virtual training (yes - even before covid) as a way of minimising the carbon footprint of the training industry. It caught on early, with some global players (such as Informa plc) embracing the idea of virtual training with us to save on travel. And when travel is necessary, train has always been our first choice. Even for clients in France, Switzerland and Germany, we've always travelled Eurostar rather than flying.
Last month, we partnered with OblongTrees to off-set our carbon footprint. We have off-set more carbon than we've ever emitted, making us a carbon positive business.
Of course, planting trees isn't going to solve the world's environmental challenges on its own, so our low-carbon mindset continues as we remember that planting tress doesn't give us a licence to emit more carbon. But we like to think it's the logical next step as we try to do our part for generations to come.