Let's create a better planet for our children
Family subscription from £9pm
A family subscription to prevent climate change
The easiest way to plant trees and offset your family's carbon footprint
Reduce CO2 emissions
Huge climate impact
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How it works
Tell us about your family
We only need your first names and the number of adults, children and pets
We calculate your carbon footprint
We use the UK average for each member of your family
Plant native trees
Every month we plant trees to create long-term climate impact
Fund climate solutions
We remove CO2 equal to your footprint by supporting immediate climate projects
Updates on your climate impact
We regularly send you updates on the climate impact you've achieved
Live with a free climate consciousness
No more guilt that you're contributing to climate change
What our members say
"Easy sign up process and regular emails letting me know how the small amount I give each month is helping"
- Edward, Liverpool
Well done ZeroSmart
Cleared my conscience
"I've now cleared my conscience and created good Karma for me and the planet. It was so easy and quick to sign up. I would pay more for a tv license if I watched tv!"
- Klara, London
A better planet for our children
"I can't believe I didn't know about ZeroSmart before and how easy it is to make a difference on our environment"
- Oliver, Nottingham
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Your climate impact in detail
1) Plant trees
2) Fund solutions
3) Create impact
1. You plant native tree species
Every month we will plant native tree species, such as in our reforestation areas in Madagascar.
Our tree planting and forest protection projects provide fair-wage employment for local people and ensure environmental impact long after planting.
Planting trees provides multiple environmental and social benefits, such as absorbing CO2, helping wildlife and biodiversity, and protecting against coastal erosion and natural disasters.
Locals planting mangroves at our tree planting site in Indonesia
Sir David Attenborough with a bird of paradise, typically found in our protected forest area in Papua New Guinea © BBC
2. You fund verified climate solutions
Your membership funds verified carbon-offsetting projects which immediately remove or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Examples of climate solutions include supplying cleaner-burning cookstoves that reduce deforestation for firewood, such as our Cookstoves project in Eritrea, or financing a renewable energy plant to displace fossil fuels on the power grid, such as our Hydropower project in Uganda.
These projects are verified and monitored by the world's most trustworthy organisations such as Gold Standard, Verra, and UNFCC.
Every ZeroSmart project supports the UN's Sustainability Development Goals and provides social benefits such as fair-wage jobs, clean water, and clean energy.
3. Create environmental and social impact
When you sign up with ZeroSmart you will:
Plant trees every month for each member of your family
Support climate projects which make a real difference, and receive updates when we introduce a new project
Offset CO2 equal to your family's carbon footprint making each one of you carbon neutral
Receive a personalised certificate officially recognising your positive impact
Create verified environmental and social impact
Protect endangered species from extinction by preserving natural habitats such as forests, wetlands, and oceans.
Children whose well-being our project in Papua New Guinea supports
Turning landfill methane into renewable and affordable energy
Frequently asked questions
How many trees will we be planting?
Every month you will fund the planting of 4 trees per adult, 2 trees per child and 0.3 trees per pet in your subscription plan.
If you family consists of 2 adults and 2 children, you will be planting 12 trees every month.
How do you calculate our carbon footprints?
We have used a mix of scientific sources to estimate an average carbon footprint for UK adults, children and pets. We use the following figures:
13.4 tonnes of CO2 / adult / year
6.7 tonnes of CO2 / child / year
1.2 tonnes of CO2 / pet / year
Carbon footprint measurements vary from around 6 tonnes of CO2 per person to 13.4 tonnes of CO2 per person. This is because different organisations measure emissions in different ways and some measurement methods do not take into account the wider impact of activity involved, such as how cutting down forests for wood leads to a larger carbon footprint as less carbon is being ‘sequestered’.
We use the highest available figures. We use this higher measurement because it takes into account every known aspect of emissions activity. This helps us to ensure that you are offsetting enough to be carbon neutral.
How do you offset our carbon footprints?
To make you carbon neutral and offset 100% of your carbon footprints, we use a mixed strategy: we plant trees to create long-term climate impact and we also remove carbon directly and immediately by supporting climate projects.
Where can I find out more about the projects you support?
We only fund the most trustworthy, fully-accredited, climate positive projects. We primarily work with organisations like the Eden Reforestation Projects and Gold Standard to plant trees and remove carbon emissions from our atmosphere.
Unlike some other services, we only work with voluntary emissions removal. This means we do not fund projects that remove emissions that would have been removed anyway, such as when governments have made it compulsory. We do not just fund the cheapest possible projects, we ensure that our projects pay fair wages to all involved at every step of the process.
What does carbon neutral mean?
Carbon Neutral means that a person does not actively contribute carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
You can think of it like a seesaw - on one side you have how much carbon you produce and on the other side is how much carbon you remove from the atmosphere. When the seesaw is perfectly balanced and both sides are equal, that would be ‘carbon neutral’.
The amount of carbon we produce comes from almost everything we do. The food we eat, the ways we travel, the products we buy. Becoming carbon neutral is usually incredibly difficult. You can partially reduce your emissions by switching to veganism, recycling, or travelling using sustainable method. Signing up for a ZeroSmart plan enables to you further reduce your carbon footprint to zero.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting means that you prevent or remove an equivalent amount (or more!) of greenhouse gas emissions than you create. Carbon offsetting is the quickest and most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and to become carbon neutral.
For example, if you contribute the average UK amount of 13.4 tonnes of CO2 per year, you would need to plant 6,780 trees each year to remove those 13.4 tonnes of CO2. That tree planting activity to remove the CO2 would be ‘offsetting’.
Offsetting can take many forms. Popular methods include planting trees, switching to more environmentally friendly energy sources (such as wind farms), gas capture, methane abatement, and improving energy efficiency (such as improving insulation). ZeroSmart supports a variety of different offsetting projects to ensure both short and long-term climate impact.
How does planting trees help reduce my carbon footprint?
Trees are natural 'carbon sinks'. This means that trees are great at taking CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in their trunks, leaves, roots, and the surrounding soil itself. CO2 can be locked up this way for a long time. By planting trees we can take carbon from the atmosphere and store it securely in places where it doesn't contribute towards climate change.
How can you prove my impact?
Every quarter we publish certificates of how many tonnes of CO2 we have offset. We also publish the receipts and certificates from our tree planting activity so you can see exactly how many trees we have planted for you. If you have signed up to our email list you will also receive updates on what impact you have had. You can find out accurate and up-to-date information about each project we support in their corresponding pages. Every photo used on a project page is from the actual project location.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
How much does a ZeroSmart plan cost?
£6 / adult / month
£3 / child / month
£1 / pet / month
For a family of 2 adults and 2 children, a subscription plan will be £18 per month in total.
How can I cancel my subscription plan?