AIRDAT are now the proud supporters of a Kent local business start-up charity – Big Blue Foundation. This important charity collaborates with indigenous communities to protect marine life and develop sustainable ecotourism. As our recent carbon neutral status shows, we’re committed to doing all that we can to care for our planet. CEO and founder of AIRDAT Charles Cardwell had this to say,
“Working in an industry which contributes 2.1% of all human-induced carbon dioxide emissions, we felt it was incredibly important that AIRDAT do all it can to help minimise their impact. The Big Blue Foundation not only helps protect Great whales during their lifetime, but also supports the local community and education in Cape Verde, with results that can be clearly demonstrated.”
Oceans produce half of the oxygen we breathe and provide food security for almost half the earth’s population. Add to that, the average great whale will capture around 33 tons of CO2 (the equivalent to 30,000 trees) in its lifetime and it’s easy to see why biodiversity is hugely important for the planet. The Big Blue Foundation combines scientific research with the unique knowledge of local, indigenous communities to identify new Marine Protected Areas and contribute to the Global Ocean Alliance goal of protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
AIRDAT are committed to doing their bit for the environment and the community. The Big Blue Foundation is yet another charity AIRDAT support to play their part in helping the planet and communities around the world flourish.
Find out more about The Big Blue Foundation here.