Offset Your Carbon Footprint
Even the most environmentally conscious of us inevitably leave a carbon footprint of some size through our day-to-day activities. The clothes we wear, the food we eat and the things we use all require some degree of energy to be produced and to make their way into our hands. Even though renewable energy is gaining in market share, it is close to impossible to rely solely on it while living in the modern world. The energy we consume directly for heating, cooking and transport comes to a greater or lesser degree from fossil fuels also has a carbon footprint. Even renewable energy is not completely carbon neutral.
Individuals, like companies, looking to minimise or neutralise their carbon footprint have the option to do so by offsetting through the purchase of carbon credits. Carbon credits are allocated to and finance projects which actively reduce overall global emissions through various means such as through carbon capture or reducing technologies, renewable energy projects, forestry preservation or reforestation projects and many others. By buying carbon credits from carbon offset projects you are directly financing their existence and offsetting your own inevitable carbon footprint by reducing emissions elsewhere.
Our carbon calculator can help you calculate your own, your family’s or a friend’s carbon footprint. Should you wish, you may also purchase carbon credits to wholly or partly offset this carbon footprint and your personal contribution towards global warming. Events such as the London Olympics 2012 and an increasing number of larger and smaller companies, as well as individuals, are increasingly choosing to offset their carbon footprint as their own contribution towards preserving the world we all live in.