Carbon Footprint Reduction Tips
Donate to offset atmospheric carbon
According to Carbonfund.org, carbon offsets represent the reduction of CO2 in one location, like a renewable energy or reforestation project, to offset the CO2 produced in another location, like your home or office. Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future.
Emissions Reductions: -200 lbs CO2e per $1 donated
Donate to plant trees in deforested areas
Planting trees is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your footprint, since each tree consumes 48 pounds of CO2 emissions per year. For each $1 donated to One Tree Planted, they plant a tree in a deforested area (of your choosing), thus offsetting 48 lbs of CO2e per tree.
Emissions Reductions: -48 lbs CO2e per $1 donated
Remove a pound of trash from the ocean
An estimated 16 billion pounds of trash enters the oceans each year. 4Ocean is on a mission to stop this with bracelets they’ve created from recycled materials. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the oceans and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4Ocean has removed nearly 1.5 million pounds of trash from our seas! Although not directly tied to carbon emissions reductions, we fully support 4Ocean’s cause.
For each $20 bracelet purchased, 1 pound of trash is removed from the ocean.