Dublin’s HairPeople goes carbon neutral

by | May 26, 2023 | Ireland, News

By buying Hemp Carbon Credits to build sustainable homes in Ukraine, HairPeople has become carbon neutral…

A luxury Dublin hair salon has offset its carbon footprint by funding a green building project abroad, showing the power of thinking outside the box on sustainability.

The efforts made by Dublin based HairPeople proves that fighting climate change can be done beyond the salon doors via its partnership with a green Ukraine reconstruction initiative. The initiative is powered by Hemp Carbon Credits from Tao Climate, a energy tech solutions company.

HairPeople co-founders hairdresser icon Bernadette Byrnes (top image left) and media star Jennifer Zamparelli (above) bought Hemp Carbon Credits, a new category of carbon offset product, which is being used to build sustainable homes to rehouse people in Ukraine, making it an environmentally friendly and socially impactful decision.

HairPeople purchased 4 tonnes of CO2e Hemp Carbon Credits from Tao Climate to offset the salon’s carbon footprint. As a result, they’ve been certified carbon neutral by Tao Climate, based on the company’s science-based and data driven guidelines.

Hemp Ukraine Recover is a non-profit fund, it’s currently working to build a 30-unit apartment complex to house displaced people using hempcrete, a carbon positive material made from hemp hurds.

HairPeople co-founder Bernadette said: “Hairdressing has a significant impact on the environment. In going carbon neutral, we demonstrate our commitment to embracing sustainable business practices. We hope our actions will inspire other businesses in the hair industry to join us. Helping to house people sustainably in Ukraine is a wonderful way to use the carbon that’s been captured from the atmosphere.”

Gary Byrnes, chief executive and founder of Tao Climate added: “Hemp absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other crop on the planet, making it a highly effective tool for carbon removal and sequestration. Our aim is nothing less than to stop climate change and our partnership with HairPeople is a key milestone on this journey to a better, sustainable world.”

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