What are carbon offset projects?
Since greenhouse gas emissions affect every community, carbon offset projects vary widely in location and scientific methodology. These projects are designed to cancel out emissions by capturing or destroying them—or even preventing emissions from being released in the first place. Carbon offsets are used to measure that cancellation, and each offset represents the reduction, destruction, or capture of one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emission (CO2e).
HOW IT WORKS
Carbon offset projects are funded by purchasing carbon credits.
We purchase carbon credits on behalf of our clients to offset or neutralize their carbon footprints. By investing in carbon offset projects, we mitigate the impact of our clients’ emissions while supporting effective, sustainable innovation.
Carbon offset projects generate carbon credits, each with their own unique serial number. Think of carbon credits like gift cards—each one has a monetary value and can only be redeemed once.
Landfill Gas Capture
As decomposing material releases methane gas into the air, the gas is captured and destroyed.
Companies that produce significant material waste that ends up in landfills like consumer goods and packaging, and retailers.
Investment in alternative energy technology decreases reliance on traditional emission-heavy methods.
Institutions that use coal plants to power their campuses and buildings, technology companies that power offices, processes and servers.
Methane gas emissions from many sources are captured and eliminated.
Organizations that emit methane, like oil and gas companies, coal mining, food and beverage companies, or restaurants.
Investment in new or alternative manufacturing processes with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Transportation companies looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact, cruise ships, air travel companies and consumer goods manufacturing.
Make a bigger impact with certified projects.
According to a 2017 study, most of the plastic waste is washed into the ocean by rivers, with 90% of all plastic waste being carried to the ocean by ten rivers, eight of which are in Asia. Regardless of where the waste originates, ocean currents distribute it all around the globe into five main gyres that create giant garbage patches.
We must be able to account for every metric ton of CO2 equivalent captured, destroyed, or prevented.
We must be able to prove CO2 equivalent reduction has occurred as a result of the project.
We must be able to review validation reports delivered by third-party verifiers.
Each project must be publicly registered, and carbon offsets must be serialized and retired on a registry.
The project’s environmental impact must be durable and lasting.
The project’s reduction of emissions must be dependent on the funding of carbon offsets.
Carbon Offset Tracking & Verification
Our third-party-verified investments all meet standards developed and maintained by the following organizations:
INTERNATIONAL CARBON STANDARDS
Once you’ve purchased carbon offsets, you’ll be added to public registries maintained by these organizations:
CARBON PROJECT REGISTRIES
Jari Pará REDD+
The Jari Pará REDD+ Project promotes forest conservation and reduces potential greenhouse gas emissions based on a model of local economic development that values the “standing forest” through the integration of Sustainable Forest Management activities and the commercialization of environmental services. The region serves as a home for many rural families and as an ecological corridor. It has a very rich biodiversity; its vegetation includes ten forest and non-forest formations and species of extreme ecological and social importance. Read More...