Introduction to Carbon Offsets
There are many ways to manage your carbon footprint. Common ways to reduce your carbon footprint include recycling, reducing food waste and saving energy, among other actions. Another way to manage your carbon footprint is to invest in carbon offset projects. Carbon offsetting allows individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, making it a powerful action one can take to address climate change.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting is when you perform an action or fund a project that reduces your greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equal to those emissions. For example, when you travel on a plane, you can purchase carbon offset credits equivalent to the amount of emissions you were responsible for. These credits are invested in certified carbon reduction projects. Carbon offset projects include renewable energy production, capturing greenhouse gas emissions, planting trees and more!
100% of the natural gas you purchase from Green Choice Energy is matched with carbon offsets from projects certified under the Verified Carbon Standard. These offsets cancel out the carbon emissions generated by the consumer’s natural gas use. At the same time, Green Choice Energy offsets its greenhouse gas emissions by planting a tree for every customer. Switch to Green Choice Energy to reduce your carbon footprint today!
The Carbon Offset Research and Education (CORE) Initiative