CARBON OFFSET YOUR WINE
At Jules Taylor Wines we care about doing things the right way. We continually try to improve our little business and to have a positive impact on the place where we live and work, and on the people we meet along the way. #WITHLOVEFROMJULES
With the help of our friends at kiwi company CarbonClick we're fighting climate change and you can too.
You can now make every purchase of Jules Taylor Wines carbon neutral at checkout.
Today we are one of 819 merchants who, along with their customers, have offset a whopping 27,255,943 kg CO2.
You can purchase a carbon offset in your Jules Taylor shopping cart for just two dollars, which offsets delivery of your wine to anywhere in New Zealand.
CARBON OFFSET PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
Your purchase funds offset projects 50% in New Zealand, and 50% internationally. These projects are carefully selected and certified under independent bodies.
For New Zealand based projects, CarbonClick buys credits certified under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative.
Internationally, we only fund carbon offset projects which have been certified by the most reputable registries, such as the Gold Standard, Verra Carbon Standard and the American Carbon Registry. These standards provide a methodology framework, independent verification process, and a registry to ensure emissions reductions are real, additional, permanent and unique.
REGENERATING NATIVE FORESTS, KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND
Hot and bare in the summer or plastered with winter’s snowy coat, the landscape is the rugged Kaikoura Seaward Ranges rise up almost directly out of the sea in places. This forest lies in the lowlands of the ranges, where most other native forests have been cleared.
The landowners, the Summerton family, have placed a reserve over this native forest, by registering it under the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative. As part of the regenerating the forest, the Summertons are planting native trees, fencing off the forest to protect it from livestock and carrying out waterways management projects.
SICHUAN HOUSEHOLD BIOGAS PROGRAMME, SICHUAN, CHINA
The rural areas in Sichuan Province are among the least developed in China. The average farmer household survives on $10USD per week. At present, there is a large amount of unused animal manure from local farms. This manure releases methane as it breaks down, which contributes to climate change.
This project will provide up to one million low-income rural households with biogas digesters and efficient biogas cook stoves. These will enable households to convert pig manure into usable gas energy. This clean energy can be used for cooking, heating, or lighting instead of coal and firewood.
Besides reducing carbon emissions, this project improves the lives of nearly 1.2 million people, creating jobs, and providing clean, affordable energy.
CREATING HOT WATER WITH SOLAR ENERGY, BANGALORE, INDIA
Between 20% and 30% of Indian electricity consumption is used to heat water, which relies on fossil fuels like coal. By utilizing solar energy, families can save money, generate their own renewable electricity and avoid releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
The Nuetech Solar Water Heater Program delivers solar water heaters at reduced costs to local families, schools, hospitals, universities and businesses. To date, 91,124 have been installed throughout India, reducing CO2 emissions by 140,000 tonnes per year. It is the largest project of its kind in India.
This project has created 660 jobs, and businesses in the area, like silk factories, have benefited from a free, reliable source of hot water. Power cuts are commonplace in India but with solar water heating, families are guaranteed a source of hot water throughout the day, improving their quality of life. Lastly, Nuetech Solar is educating local people about how to take action on climate change.
WHAT ELSE ARE WE DOING TO REDUCE OUR CARBON EMISSIONS?
• We are reducing, replacing or offsetting all our air travel
• Solar panels were installed at JT HQ to provide renewable energy to power our business.
• Wineworks NZ, where our wines are bottled, was certified carbon neutral in 2021.
• NZ Wineries, where we make our wines, is working towards carbon neutral certification.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Read our full Sustainability Report for 2021.Read More
DID YOU KNOW...
• New Zealand Winegrowers has committed to reducing emissions throughout the NZ Wine Industry, and to a goal of achieving net-zero emissions ahead of the regulatory deadline of 2050.
• Production of NZ wine is energy efficient compared to wines grown elsewhere. Well managed production practices in NZ means our wine can be delivered to international markets more efficiently than local markets are able to:
o Lower fossil fuel use compared with other producer regions o Our soil, sun and rain conditions mean lower fertilizer use than other regions
o NZs electricity grid is around 85% renewable (the OECD average is around 25% renewable)
o High levels of forestry in NZ offset roughly a third of all gross emissions across NZ’s industries
o Low impact pest and disease controls (governed through independently verified audits and accreditation)
• The bulk of carbon emissions associated with the global food and beverage trade is associated with road transport within counties, rather than cross-border shipments. In fact, consumers driving their private vehicles to the store to buy wine has been found to be one of the biggest contributors to the GHG emissions on a per unit basis!
• NZ wine is largely shipped by sea to our international markets, which is five times as efficient as road transport.
Read more about NZ Wine Carbon Footprint and Food Miles.