Our solution to reduce the environmental impact
of your flights to Mauritius
We recently launched an initiative to help reduce the carbon footprint of your flights to Mauritius. We have partnered with Ebony Forest, a Mauritian company based in the Chamarel forest, to offer our customers the opportunity to offset the CO2 emissions generated by their trip by investing in the planting of an ebony tree.
Depending on the aircraft’s fill rate, the CO2 release from a Paris/Mauritius round-trip flight aboard an Airbus A350 wide-body aircraft is between 1.2 and 2 tonnes of CO2 per passenger. We believe that the investment in the planting of an ebony tree would quickly recapture some of these emissions.
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 tree 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 per passenger and will include: the plant, the labor to plant it, the labor for its maintenance during the first three years, a signboard with your reference number on the tree and a planting certificate.
This identification and personalization will allow you to come and see “your” tree upon your holiday in Mauritius, and all the following holidays if you do us this honour.
In addition to a CO2 “reimbursement” that you offer to the planet, it is the participation in the reinstatement of an entire endemic ecosystem, which you are helping to finance. Indeed, Ebony Forest’ ‘s initiative to re-establish an ebony forest in Mauritius allows a variety of endemic flora and fauna to be reinstated on the island.
Ebony Forest (https://www.ebonyforest.com), directed by Christine Griffiths (General Manager) and Doctor Nicolas Zuël (General Curator), has it made its mission the re-establish the endemic ecosystem. We are happy and proud to be associated with this virtuous mission.