In the US, we account for 20% of man made greenhouse gas emissions, with less than 5% of the population. What if the other 95% all lived like we do? Footprint reduction through conservation and smarter consumer choices is critical, but most of us will still be far above a level that is sustainable for the planet.
Without using offsets, there is no way to close this gap. When done right, offsetting your footprint supports global solutions and real change. The catch is that not all offsets do that.
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New Orleans residents are still struggling to rebuild after the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike. By providing and installing free CFL light bulbs in low income areas, this project educates and empowers residents in their very personal fight against global warming. The ultimate goal is to replace 3 million bulbs, thus avoiding 18,000 million tonnes of emissions over the lifetime of the program. This roughly equates to taking 120,000 cars off the road for a whole year.
Low energy bulbs use on average 75% less energy than regular light bulbs. By replacing all the bulbs in a house (around 30 bulbs on average), over $650 can be saved over the lifetime of the new bulbs for some of the city’s most impoverished inhabitants.
- Louisiana, USA
- $24.00 / Ton
Trees for Global Benefit in Uganda brings opportunity for farmers and small-scale land holders to use their land in a sustainable but profitable manner by creating sustainable forestry and protecting the land for reforestation. Farmer income and technical training offered through the project allows the farmers to protect the land and pursue sustainable agriculture options rather than clear it for intensive farming. The project also encourages biodiversity preservation. Serving as a buffer zone around the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve and several neighboring forest preserves. It protects an extensive equatorial riverine forest, best noted for the resident chimpanzees and an incredibly diverse population of birds, mammals and butterflies.
- $10.50 / Ton