Carbon Offsetting

Adopting some of the fol­low­ing will help reduce an individual’s car­bon foot­print. Every­day there are sim­ple ways you can reduce GGE (Green­house Gas Emis­sions) and slow cli­mate change.

We encour­age you to think about lifestyle choices that can help reduce your neg­a­tive impact on the cli­mate. Start by con­tribut­ing to car­bon neu­tral­ity through these changes and fur­ther enhance your con­tri­bu­tion by sup­port­ing our ver­i­fied car­bon off­set projects.

 

On the Road:

  • Reduce the amount you drive;
  • Walk, bike, car­pool and use pub­lic tran­sit more often;
  • Don’t idle your vehicle;
  • Keep your vehi­cle prop­erly tuned and tires prop­erly inflated;
  • Con­sider fuel effi­ciency when buy­ing a vehicle.

 

At Home:

  • Buy energy effi­cient appliances;
  • Shut off lights and equip­ment when not in use;
  • Use flu­o­res­cent bulbs, lower your ther­mo­stat and water heater temperature;
  • Insu­late and weath­er­proof your home;
  • Con­serve water;
  • Hang laun­dry;
  • Plant trees;
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle.

 

At Work:

  • Think twice about print­ing – do you really need to print or can you read and save on-screen?
  • Re-use old envelopes by stick­ing a label over the pre­vi­ous address;
  • Use both sides of the paper when print­ing or photocopying;
  • Only print the pages you need;
  • If you can­not reuse paper, use the recy­cled kind;
  • Buy energy-saving office appli­ances and equip­ment, such as Energy Star-approved com­put­ers, LCD mon­i­tors, print­ers and photocopiers;
  • Set up a recy­cling pro­gram for used paper, alu­minum and other materials;
  • Request energy-efficiency upgrades and retro­fits to office buildings;
  • Fix leak­ing taps right away;
  • Mon­i­tor how much water your work­place uses and look at how you can reduce use;
  • Install devices in taps and show­ers that reduce the water volume;
  • Turn lights on only when needed;
  • Have some lights on motion detectors;
  • Remind col­leagues to switch off mon­i­tors when they’re away from the desk and to switch off all unneeded appli­ances at the end of the work day;
  • Encour­age staff to com­mit to tak­ing alter­na­tive modes of trans­porta­tion for their daily com­mute. This can include options such as car-pooling, cycling, tak­ing pub­lic tran­sit or walk­ing where possible;
  • Reduce your staff’s envi­ron­men­tal impacts from air travel by using video-conferences for meetings;
  • Set the ther­mo­stat at 19 degrees Celsius;
  • Avoid heat­ing the out­doors by leav­ing doors and win­dows open when it’s hot inside.
  • Keep radi­a­tors clear. Don’t block radi­a­tors with fur­ni­ture; it reduces effi­ciency and output;

 

If you can’t mea­sure it, you can’t man­age it. Check your use of elec­tric­ity, gas and oil, so you know how much energy your office uses and how much you can reduce.

Please help us fighting global warming – offset now your greenhouse-gas emissions!