When you redeem a Buy Green carbon neutral card we will ensure that credits from a range of accredited carbon offsetting projects are retired on your behalf equivalent to the average carbon emissions for a UK adult. We always ensure that there are a blend of projects, making sure your contribution supports as many diverse removal, mitigation or community projects as possible. The projects below are a sample of the projects we offer in our carbon fund.
Kariba REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project launched in 2011 and has prevented the emission of over 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The project focuses on protecting the native biodiversity of our 784,000 hectares of forests and supporting local communities by investment in education, civic infrastructure and sustainable farming to name just a few.
A rare example of a project that has achieved Social Carbon certification. This project focuses on improving the Indonesia's renewable energy infrastructure and by doing so protects the dense tropical forests of Sumatra and its natve biodiversity. Musi hydroelectricity plant harnesses natural kinetic energy to meet the demands of over 700,000 people every year, avoiding the use of fossil fuels.
This project focuses on engaging local farmers in sustainable farming practises, increasing carbon sequestration and building resilient food systems. The project is supported by the World Bank this project seeks to encourage smal-holder farmers to adopt climate-smart techniques and protect their land from long term soil degradation and improve its carbon storage potential.
This project includes 5 windfarms across Taiwan providing a source of clean energy to Taiwanese homes and businesses. This windfarm is a crucial part of the state's commitment to increase renewable power from 6 to 20% by 2024. By replacing polluting fossil fuel based with clean, renewable electricity this project is key to reducing carbon emissions.
Focused on reducing local reliance on inefficient, expensive and polluting fuel consumption, this project provides more efficient cookstoves and fuels to Rwandan families. The project not only reduces the consumption of non-renewable wood as fuel but also enhances the quality of life of the households involved - improving the air quality in the home and improving economic prospects by allowing families to use their time for generating income rather than the significant time traditionally needed for collecting firewood.
The project combines both reforestation and afforestation activities with biodiversity protection and ecosystem regeneration, ultimately transforming degraded savannah lands into close-to-nature forests that both produce high quality hardwoods and sequester large amounts of carbon. These forests offer a natural habitat for native wildlife, enrich the soil, save and filter water and help mitigate the greenhouse effect by acting as a carbon sink.