Vote for VMI Offset Scheme for 2023 Climate Neutrality

VMI’s plans to offset the 79T of CO2e carbon carbon emissions generated in 2023 an Albert-certified offset scheme run by Ecology and we are inviting our clients, staff and other stakeholders to vote on which scheme they prefer.

Last year, VMI surveyed its staff and clients to select an Albert-certified offset scheme, and a nature-based scheme was overwhelmingly voted for, which resulted in VMI investing in a project to preserve the Brazilian Rainforest to avoid deforestation over a 30 year project lifetime.

Vote for whichever scheme you like best and VMI will pay to offset its entire 2023 emissions to become climate neutral for another year.


Carbon Offset Project Approved by Albert

VMI’s planned carbon audit and offset schemes has been approved by Albert, the UK’s environmental sustainability hub for film + TV, thus VMI will continue to be an Albert-Approved carbon neutral organisation.

We know that being carbon neutral is not the same as achieving net-zero but in supporting approved offset schemes, we are taking a further positive step towards making positive contributions to the environment while actively eliminating waste and carbon emissions from our activities.

VMI Poll Clients and Staff decide on a suitable Offset Scheme

With so many Carbon Offset schemes available, some of which being not particularly effective, so how to decide on a suitable offset scheme was the quandary facing VMI.

So we turn to Albert, the home of sustainability for the film & TV Industry and found 3 approved projects run by Ecologi which we like and want to survey our staff and clients to see which you prefer and we will select the most popular. An online poll is bring setup by Survey Monkey

An online poll was set up to choose between a renewables project, a nature-based project and a community-based project and the nature-based scheme was overwhelmingly voted for, which was selected.


1. Solar power project in Morocco

The biggest share of primary energy consumption in Morocco comes from fossil fuels – with around 57% of the total coming from oil, and 33% of the total coming from coal power. In 2021, solar generation represented less than 2% of the energy mix, though the country has high potential for both solar and wind power generation.

Morocco is also a net importer of energy, and the country is steadily developing new sources of renewable energy to meet rising domestic demand. …more

2. Scottish Reforestation Project

Like many regions across the globe, British wildlife is deeply reliant on forest cover, and sadly numbers are declining rapidly due to deforestation and the collapse of ecosystems. Intensive farming practices have left vast swathes of the UK landscape degraded, meaning carbon stores are not as stable or as effective as they have the potential to be, and biodiversity levels have plummeted. 

But with projects like this, we have the opportunity to create a thriving home for British wildlife. Every year The Future Forest Company’s dedicated team of environmentalists conduct surveys to see which creatures have returned due to their hard work. This means over time we’ll be able to give you updates on the species that return to the land. …more

3. Producing energy from landfill gas in Turkey

Over 90% of the waste generated in Turkey is sent to landfill sites. Organic processes break down landfill waste, and this process releases the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) into the atmosphere.

While methane molecules don’t stay in the atmosphere for as long as carbon dioxide molecules do, they have a much greater warming effect while they are there. It is estimated that methane accounts for over a third of today’s anthropogenic global warming, and landfill sites are one of the largest sources of methane emissions worldwide.

Instead of being left to seep into the atmosphere, landfill methane can instead be captured and used as an energy source for generating electricity. …more


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