How does it work? Offset your Carbon Emissions
You can reduce your carbon footprint (CO2) by choosing to participate in the financing of a project in a less developed or developing country.
Thanks to your investment in a voluntary offsetting project in a less developed country where there is need for efficient technologies, you will save or reduce CO2 emissions of your household, products or services, air flights, events or your business in the same volume of carbon dioxide or equivalent.
More specifically, a company that emits 50 000 tones of CO2 per year from its activities (flights, employees, office heating, power consumption etc) may choose to fund a project in a developing country that reduces 50,000 tones of CO2, and increase the quality of life of poor people in those areas.
For example, the distribution of efficient cooking stoves for families in Africa will contribute to both reducing deforestation in these areas (since African people will use less wood then before the implementation of the project), and to improve the lives of these disadvantaged people who will be able to have a healthier, and better life.
Quick tips for reducing your carbon footprint:
- Invest in energy-saving LED light bulbs
- Insulate your hot water tank and loft
- Insulate your walls; up to 35% savings on energy
- Replace your refrigerator if it is more than 15 years old
- Replace your old boiler with a new energy-efficient condensing boiler.