2020 was definitely a challenging year! For Veda, a major silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic was our very minimal carbon footprint due to working remotely, not driving to meetings and trainings, and not flying to conferences and other functions. We calculated that we saved about 40 tons of CO2 from being released in the atmosphere!
Instead of offsetting our carbon footprint for 2020, we made a donation to Forterra, a land conservancy organization in the sate of Washington. Forterra "acts with immediacy to protect, enhance, and steward the land and real estate that are the foundation of our region’s most precious resources—its communities and its ecosystems".