Information about the project

Why was the project created?

Do you drive a car? At the same time, do you know that the landscape needs to compensate for our comfort with something so that it does not suffer? Then you've come to the right place! We are providers of highway signs that are not indifferent to our Czech nature. Because we know that nature is our wealth, for every vignette you buy from us, we will set aside part of the money and plant trees for them!

You can find more about the project and the number of trees planted

How can you participate in our project?

Using the czdalnice service, you can contribute to the compensation of CO2 emissions that are produced when driving a car.
- We invest the revenue from this service in non-governmental projects of planting long-lived wild trees in the Czech Republic and around the world. Important information, we are not an official seller of highway stamps. The official seller is edalnice.cz. We are a value-added reseller by making a donation to plant a tree from every highway sign purchased.

Startng of the ECOVEJ Czech project for planting trees

Global warming is a long-term trend of increasing average temperatures on Earth. According to most scientists, the main cause of global warming is human activity, particularly the emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. These gases trap solar radiation in the atmosphere, leading to a gradual increase in temperature. The consequences of global warming manifest in extreme weather events, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and impacts on the health of both humans and ecosystems. Due to these consequences, the international community is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate global warming through agreements such as the Paris Agreement. According to NASA surveys, significant climate changes began around 1990, with a gradual increase in average temperature. However, the most substantial increase occurred since the year 2000, and it continues to rise steadily due to the significant amount of emissions being generated.

What is the goal of the CZdalnice project?

Emissions generated, for example, during the operation of automobiles, constitute one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the European Union. In 2019, the transport sector accounted for nearly a quarter of all CO2 emissions produced in the EU. Transport also contributes to over twice the amount of CO2 emissions compared to the industrial sector. When comparing which mode of transportation is responsible for the highest emissions, road transport takes the lead with almost 72%, of which 60% is attributed to personal vehicles. These emissions contribute to global warming, impacting the entire planet. Global warming leads to phenomena such as the melting of glaciers, posing a threat to entire ecosystems. This process is currently occurring, for instance, in the nearby Alps, where melting jeopardizes invertebrate animals. The European Parliament also highlights these threats, noting that the average temperature has already risen by 2°C since the 19th century.

One way to slow down global warming is by planting more forests and vegetation. Currently, forests cover approximately 30% of the Earth's land surface, and their importance for life on Earth cannot be overstated. Forests play a crucial role in climate regulation as they produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas whose excessive concentration can contribute to global climate change.

For thousands of years, humanity has utilized forests as a valuable source of raw materials. More than half of harvested wood serves as fuel, in construction, furniture production, paper, and pulp manufacturing.

When forests are properly managed, they can be a renewable resource. A forest destroyed by fire has a natural ability to regenerate. However, in the case of extensive logging in tropical rainforests or damage to forest ecosystems due to emissions, restoring forest biomass is not a straightforward process. As a result, forest areas decrease, sequestering less CO2 from the atmosphere, and the overall effect of global warming accelerates. Forests are crucial for maintaining climate conditions at local, regional, and global levels, as well as for biodiversity conservation.

Deforestation and changes in the character of the active surface can have serious consequences, such as increasing weather extremes and altering the spatial distribution of meteorological elements. Another significant consequence of deforestation is the intensification of erosive processes and accelerated runoff, which can lead to desertification and catastrophic floods. Therefore, stopping deforestation is crucial for landscape and biodiversity protection.

Internationally, representatives of 141 countries have committed to halt and reverse the decline of forests and land degradation by 2030. This commitment is essential for achieving the goal of keeping global warming below the critical value of 1.5 °C. However, these commitments are not legally binding and enforceable, making their fulfillment challenging.

Tree planting in the Czech Republic not only has a positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions produced by cars but also contributes to biodiversity conservation and supports natural cycles. Forests are home to many animal species and insects, essential for maintaining ecosystems and climatic conditions.

As we can see, the presence of trees is crucial for the future of life on our planet. Therefore, the goal of our project is to plant more trees and reforest the Earth to ensure its continued habitability. To achieve this goal, we allocate a handling fee to the purchase of highway toll stickers on our website, which is used for planting new trees. We have already planted over 30,000 new trees on an area of approximately 60 hectares. By supporting our project, you truly help and give back to nature for the carbon footprint generated by driving on the highway. Compensate for emissions by purchasing a highway toll sticker from us.

Buy a highway toll sticker from us and contribute to the creation of new ecosystems that can help reverse the global threat posed by global warming. You can choose from an annual highway toll sticker, a monthly highway toll sticker, and a ten-day highway toll sticker.

Sources: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob%C3%A1ln%C3%AD_oteplov%C3%A1n%C3%AD

Global warming continues to break new records and it is now more visible than ever. The temperature spiral of the Earth looks really threatening.

If you have already purchased a highway toll sticker on another portal but still want to contribute to our ECOVEJ project, we have a solution for you. You can contribute through our donation link, which can also be shared on social media. The contribution price ranges from 100 to 150 CZK, corresponding to the current eco-contribution fee for the highway toll stickers we offer.

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