about global warming and carbon offsets
Global warming is one of the biggest threats facing our environment, human health and even national security. Global warming pollution from carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gasses caused by human activities is heating up our atmosphere, melting our polar ice caps, and threatening species like polar bears. A carbon offset represents a reduction in CO2 somewhere, like a wind farm in Texas or a reforestation project in Nicaragua, to balance out the carbon emissions from your activities, like computer use, that you cannot reduce.
Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to eliminate their climate impact and hastening the transformation to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org works with over 1,200 businesses and 450,000 individuals to reduce their carbon footprint and solve climate change through education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.
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how your click helps
Carbonfund.org supports three types of carbon offset projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. Each type plays an important role in the fight against climate change. Your daily clicks help fund projects like:
Learn more about the Carbonfund.org projects that your clicks support.
- Return to Forest in Nicaragua, a reforestation project to replant an area of tropical forest the size of Central Park. The trees planted will sequester over 150,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the course of their lifetime.
- The first-ever carbon offset project approved by the US EPA%u2019s Climate Leaders
Program. Located in Clinton County, NY, this innovative project is fighting
climate change by collecting and destroying the greenhouse gas methane, which
is about 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide, from the landfill.
- The Genesis Forest Project in Brazil, which will offset 93,170 metric tons of CO2 through the permanent conservation and reforestation of more than 3,000 acres of tropical forest. This forest has been classified as a biodiversity hotspot and features a wide array of unique plant and animal species including the giant anteater, giant armadillo, jaguar, and maned wolf.
- Solar projects in California so local consumers are able to take advantage of clean, alternative solar energy which is decentralized and provides increase energy security. Your clicks and Carbonfund.org%u2019s support go toward helping to retrofit school and business facilities with photovoltaic solar panels.