Carbon Offsetting

What is Carbon Offsetting? "Carbon offsets allow purchasers to neutralize the carbon dioxide produced from their businesses and everyday activities - their 'carbon footprint' - by supporting a variety of emissions reduction initiatives." The Environmental Defense Fund How does Carbon Offsetting Work? Carbon offsetting is the act of mitigating (canceling out) greenhouse gas emissions. Individuals and businesses can purchase offsets to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions from personal travel or production processes. Carbon offsets can be more efficient and immediate than other measures an individual can take to fight global warming, while reducing the same or more carbon dioxide emissions. How can I start reducing my carbon emissions? The first step towards carbon neutrality is reducing the carbon emissions produced, by using alternative energy, alternative transportation, reusing, recycling, and supporting local farms and businesses. Aft…
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