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How Carbon Offsets you buy can help

The scientific community agrees that global warming is a serious threat to our climate stability. To avoid unmanageable climate change, we need to reduce global green house gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

Our everyday activities result in carbon emissions that cause global warming. Some of these emissions can be reduced by making lifestyle changes – driving less or driving a hybrid vehicle for example. Some of these emissions cannot be easily reduced in the short term or at all, like those from a efficient factory producing merchandise or a wedding party with guests flying in from across the world.

In these situations buying carbon offsets allows the greenhouse gas emissions of the activity in question to be effectively cancelled. A carbon credit or offset for an activity is an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gases somewhere else in the world – a reduction that would not have occurred, if the carbon offset was not purchased.

Go to our buy carbon offsets section to get started!

Not quite sure how it all works? Read more about how carbon offsetting works and our carbon offsetting projects.

You can also contact us with any questions.

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