Carbon Offsets and Credits
No matter how much we try, it is very hard for any of us to completely eliminate emissions from our lifestyles. We can all recycle, buy a hybrid, & change our light bulbs—but we still must drive and fly from time to time. Fortunately, there is another option for reducing our environmental impacts: purchasing carbon offsets.
In a nutshell, an offset is an agreement with a third party to implement projects on your behalf that zero out your own environmental impacts. So, if you are responsible for generating 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from your air travel, an associated offset purchase would mean that some company or nonprofit implemented projects, like wind power generation, that saved 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.
There are various types of offsets. In some, you are paying to directly have the carbon dioxide removed. For instance, the organization you pay might go out and plant trees that will absorb the amount of carbon dioxide you produced. In others, you are paying to fund renewable energy projects that will generate power without emitting any carbon dioxide.
Offsets can also be used for impacts outside of global warming. In some areas of the United States, you can buy air pollution credits that reduce various types of toxic air pollutants. There are also markets in some areas for water quality credits, and new regulations suggest these opportunities will grow significantly. You may also be able to buy habitat offsets in the near future which will pay to restore the damage caused by development projects.
A number of offset services have sprung onto the market in the last several years. Read on to learn about your choices.
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BeGreen Carbon Offsets
We all contribute to global warming when we do things like heat and cool our homes, drive our cars, and fly on airplanes. The good news? BeGreen empowers you to take an active role in neutralizing your carbon emissions and reducing your impact on global warming. Simply follow our tips to begin decreasing the energy you use each day, and offset the rest of your carbon-emitting energy use through our easy-to-use carbon calculator and BeGreen Carbon Offsets. Once you do, tell the planet (or at least a few friends). Together we can make a world of difference, but we need your help. So go ahead and be green, now.
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our mission: toward a zero carbon world
Carbonfund.org is a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the dangers of climate change and provide resources to individuals, businesses, and civic groups to take action NOW. In summary:
- Carbonfund.org seeks a cleaner, safer and more prosperous world for our generation and future generations.
- Carbonfund.org educates the public about climate change and the dangers it poses for our planet.
- Carbonfund.org promotes easy, cost effective solutions to climate change, encouraging people to “reduce what you can, offset what you can not.”
- Carbonfund.org reduces the threat of climate change by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects that reduce carbon emissions.
- Our goal is to make carbon offsets, green power, energy efficiency and Zero Carbon living easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business.
For more information, please visit: www.carbonfund.org
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