What is seagrass we hear you ask? Seagrass are flowering plants that live in shallow sheltered areas along our coast. They form large, dense meadows that provide a home for 20% of the worlds fisheries. What you also may not know is that whilst seagrasses occupy just 0.1% of the seafloor, are responsible for capturing 11% of the oceans carbon, at a rate 35 times more efficient than that of tropical forests.
Every day we lose the equivalent of two football pitches worth of seagrass, a vital tool for reducing carbon in our atmosphere. Not only does this effect our atmosphere, but also the lives of close to 3 billion people worldwide who depend on it for their livelihoods and their food source.
We look at a few ways to offset our reducing footprint including many tree planting schemes but haven’t yet found any which that we felt totally confident in. They only make a real long-term difference if landowners maintain the forest and as yet we are yet to find a company who are totally transparent about the tree planting and forests so we looked at alternatives…
So why are we telling you this? Here at PB Leisurewear we have committed to donating to Project Seagrass in order offset our carbon footprint.