Carbon offset is investing in projects that can save carbon dioxide, which balance out your carbon footprint, these projects may be planting trees, investing in solar or renewable energy projects. You may want to offset you carbon for your home, a flight, car journeys or your business.
Carbon Offset - Why not just plant a tree?
There are several disadvantages for planting more trees to offset your carbon footprint including.
Carbon offset - What else can be done?
There are lots of carbon neutral projects in which you can invest, but the best solution is to reduce your footprint as much as you can, this may include investing in energy saving devices and solutions like solar, insulating your home, more efficient electrical appliances and low energy light bulbs.
What carbon offset projects are available?
There are many different projects available to reduce your footprint, these include
Carbon Offset - Code of best Practice.
The government is putting in place a Code of Best Practice for offsetting Carbon. Offset providers can then choose to try and get accreditation for their projects. This is a voluntary code, but will help people to choose the best carbon offset projects.
When this code is up and running a register of companies will be available on the DEFRA website, which have been accredited.
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