The 5th June is World Environment Day. A day to encourage awareness to address environmental issues and take action to protect the environment.
Buyagift is forging the way in taking responsibility for the environmental impact from its business as the first experience provider in the UK to offset 100% of its carbon footprint. Buyagift has taken responsibility for carbon emissions across the business, including its customers’ travel to the experience. In taking this additional step, it is allowing its customers to reduce their own personal environmental impacts. And sustainable gifts are definitely the way forward!
Dan Mountain, CEO of Buyagift UK, says,
“We are proud to be a carbon neutral business. Our aim for the past 20 years has been to minimise the environmental impacts of our business. In doing so we have supported the forestry protection charity, Cool Earth. Now, with this neutrality achievement, we have accurately calculated the amount of carbon created by all aspects of our business and we are off-setting 100% of this through verified carbon projects. Our approach begins to address this issue in ways that can be adopted by other companies, and we want our actions to inspire, not only our customers but also employees, and partners on their climate journey. We aim to reduce our carbon footprint even further with the ambition to reach net zero as soon as possible.”
Here’s Buyagift’s climate pledge:
The projects that Buyagift support include forest protection in Zimbabwe and reforestation in the UK.. Also, landscape restoration in Colombia, solar energy in India, wind power in Taiwan.
By offering e-vouchers Buyagift provide their customers easier ways to make smarter choices for the environment, and by choosing them, customers can rest assured they are shopping with a company that is actively supporting a better, cleaner future. It’s dead easy to buy sustainable gifts from BuyAGift!
Buyagift offer many eco-friendly experiences. The experiences cut down on the amount of ‘things’ consumed, customers can gift with purpose and be confident knowing their gifts aren’t going to contribute to unnecessary waste.
Below is a selection of some of Buyagift’s most sustainable gift experiences:
Get away from it all, without giving up any of your home comforts, with this glamping experience for two in stunning rural Cornwall. With a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence, the unique 11 square-metre Hobbit Huts are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by untouched woodland for you to explore. They each have a dining area with table and wooden benches, bean bags, a clothes storage area and boot box, and a bucket to keep food cold.
A World Heritage Site and a top UK attraction, Kew Gardens is the world’s most famous garden. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the sheer range of climates, native and exotic plants and the beautiful collections of botanical art. Explore a tropical rainforest in the Palm House, where temperatures reach a balmy 27°C, stroll the tree-top walkway, see the serene lake and waterlily ponds. This experience for two is truly extraordinary and you’ll learn about the 250 years of science and history behind it.
Try the latest craze in staycationing with this flexible two-night glamping package. Love the fresh air and freedom of camping, but don’t fancy the mud and rain? Well here’s the perfect solution. Whether it’s a stylish camping pod, quirky wigwam or sturdy timber tent, you’ll enjoy the great British countryside. This experience offers a varied choice of stunning locations to choose from, spanning the length and breadth of the UK.
Do you see yourself as the next Bear Grylls? You will learn everything you need to survive in the wild during a jam-packed itinerary deigned by ex-military special forces veterans. You’ll be learning everything from building shelters to lighting a fire and preparing and cooking wild food, but practical skills aren’t the only thing you need to survive in the wild. You need to have your head in the game, be smart, keep calm and stay vigilant so you will also get a tutorial on the psychology of survival!
This unique and fascinating tour takes you all the way through the wine making process to the most important part – the tasting! You will begin in the vineyard, where you will see the seeds being planted and learn how they “train” the vines and harvest the perfectly ripe grapes. Your expert guide will then take you to the winery and you will sample the vineyard’s wines, before a delicious lunch or indulgent afternoon tea. Available at locations across England, this tour is a wonderful opportunity to discover the beauty and elegance of English wines
The designer unit sleeps two adults and two under 16s, and has comfortable beds, vintage wooden furniture, squidgy cushions, tea lights and lanterns and best of all, a wood-burning stove that efficiently heats the whole place in minutes. It even heats the water for the spring water shower – no, you don’t have to go without hot showers! There is an en-suite composting toilet, so no stumbling around the woods in the dark! The treehouses are in stunning bluebell-carpeted woods on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. You can explore the unspoilt countryside on foot or by mountain bike. There are beaches nearby, and with the town of Machynlleth just a short drive away, you’re near a town too.
English Heritage Membership
Take an adventure through history and immerse yourselves in the history of England from prehistoric times to the modern day with the English Heritage Membership. Stroll in the stunning Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle – a garden created to seduce a Queen – or marvel at the spectacular Art Deco Eltham Palace. Hang out with Romans at Hadrian’s Wall or try ghost hunting at Battle Abbey. With over 400 fascinating sites to visit, all with unlimited access for two adults and up to six kids per adult, there’s something for all ages and tastes with this membership! In addition to this, there are events exclusively for members, including behind-the-scenes tours, historical walks, and hands-on experiences and workshops as well as your Members’ Magazine four times a year.
Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with adorable meerkats at one of our carefully handpicked locations. A perfect treat for any animal lover, you’ll both get to meet and hold these tame and cute mammals. Knowledgeable staff will tell you all about these inquisitive animals and answer any questions.
Eat At A Michelin Restaurant
Take delight in a mouth-watering meal for two at Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle in London Spitalfields. Dine on the seven-course vegan Menu Gourmand, consisting of a tempting selection of exquisite French dishes. This delightful dining experience is ideal for those who already follow a plant-based diet. Tuck into dishes such as shaved fennel, grapefruit and avocado purée, salad of wood roasted winter vegetables, cauliflower risotto and chocolate ganache.
Buyagift money vouchers are a great option if you’re not sure what to get someone. They provide flexibility for the recipient to choose what they want, and where and when. They can be ordered as e-vouchers so they don’t contribute to any unnecessary waste. Even better, they are now valid for 20 months.
Give the gift of choice with one of these themed gift experience boxes. There are action and adventure boxes as well as pampering spa treats. There are hundreds of experiences to choose from. And each box can be recycled or can be ordered as an e-voucher, valid for 24 months.
BuyAGift’s Sustainable Gifts & Experiences
To find out more about Buyagift going Carbon Neutral visit: www.buyagift.co.uk/carbonneutral.com
To browse Buyagift’s Sustainable gift experiences, visit: https://www.buyagift.co.uk/sustainable-gifts
- Buyagift’s carbon footprint was calculated by Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd.
- South Pole is a leading project developer and provider of global climate action solutions. They certified Buyagift as Climate Neutral for 2020 as per its Climate Neutrality label criteria.