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Not All Carbon Offsets are Equal

Posted on 3/5/2018 by in carbon offsets carbon reduction fund carbon reductions chesapeake bay foundation

Those of us in the carbon offset market like to drive home the point that eliminating your carbon footprint is as simple as purchasing carbon offsets for every metric ton (tonne) of carbon emitted as a result of one’s carbon footprint on Earth. We often say, since carbon in the atmosphere is a global issue it doesn’t really matter where that carbon offset comes from. If you put a tonne of carbon in the atmosphere in Indiana, carbon offsetting allows you to neutralize that impact with a tonne of carbon offsets from a carbon reduction project in Africa.

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What Are Carbon Offsets and Why Should We Trade Them?

Posted on 2/8/2018 by in carbon offsets carbon market carbon reductions

Sterling Planet SVP Alden Hathaway - Author’s note: This is the first in a three part series talking about the science and business around carbon in the atmosphere and carbon offsets. The main concluding premise is, yes we have a problem, but it is easier to fix than people may think, will not require us to sacrifice our way of living and may actually save us money. In this first piece I talk about the science of carbon and the market-based solution already in place to solve it.

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