Carbon Guard

How it works

1.    Your (or your organization’s) everyday activities lead to Carbon Dioxide and other Green House Gas emissions. These emissions are released into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.

2.    You calculate your emissions and buy CarbonGuard Certified Carbon Offsets.

3.    CarbonGuard funds projects that reduce the amount of Green House Gases in the atmosphere, effectively neutralizing your impact. Additionally, through the Social Sustainability Fund, Carbon Guard funds other efforts that empower communities in the developing nations.

4.    The projects are verified and certified by third party groups using various standards such as the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM.

Where does the money from my offset go?

Money spent on the carbon offset goes to fund projects that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Many of these projects are in the developing world – in countries like India, Philippines, and Vietnam, where the project brings economic and social empowerment to the corresponding local community. These projects take many forms, from simple tree planting programs that sequester carbon from the atmosphere, to clean energy (wind and solar) development that reduces the use of high carbon fuels like coal. The Carbon reductions from these projects are carefully monitored and issued as credits. All of our carbon offsets are verified under independent third-party standards such as the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS), etc. This allows you or your organization to effectively lower or cancel your carbon footprint in the short term, while implementing behavior change and other structural changes to lower their carbon footprint in the long term.

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