Gold Standard - Proud to Partner

Our partner Gold Standard is a pioneer in climate protection projects that really deliver. Their vision of 'climate security and sustainable development for all' is perfectly aligned with our missions here at Free Your Footprint.



Gold Standard and their broad NGO Supporter Network have been able to support local communities in over 1,400 projects in more than 80 countries around the world.


Believing in a climate secure world where sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere is really only the beginning, the next important step is to put words into action and make sure that it actually happens, and what we deliver is exactly what it says on the tin. This is where our partner Gold Standard really comes in strong.


As a standards body, Gold Standard design processes that verify projects to ensure that as much direct impact can be squeezed out of every amount of climate and development funding as possible. Having this assurance from Gold Standard and their dedicated work in turn inspires greater confidence in the climate funding itself, and therefore naturally drives investment, knowing that every penny will be stretched as far it can go.





With so much information available and no set definitions of the tangible topics; sustainability and development, it can be hard to hear the genuine intentions through all the noise. When there’s doubt about whether or not all the effort you’re putting in and the projects you’re supporting are actually having the positive impact and up holding all the claims they are making, it can be very disheartening and might make you want to throw in the towel.


That’s why with Free Your Footprint our running goals are kept granular and straightforward. We don’t want to over-complicate an already confusing space, we’ll just keep putting out challenges, ask our community to join our free Strava Club (so we can count the miles) and then just carry on as you were - running!


Keeping space for accountability, continuing to listen and to understand there is still so much to learn.


Be sure to follow on instagram @Goldstand4globalgoals for all the amazing updates



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