What is The Carbon Offset Company?
The Carbon Offset Company helps businesses and people offset their carbon footprints. Specifically for business, we help organizations give back in a way that is smart for their business. Whether you're a business looking to increase sales, or an individual looking to live with a clean conscience, join us in our journey to help the planet!
How do you calculate carbon emissions?
The Carbon Offset Company utilizes global standards for calculating carbon emissions for our business partners. For offsetting individuals, we go by the average of carbon output of United States of America citizens.
What is the calculation behind individual offsets?
Our carbon offset packages for individuals and families include one month of driving, eating, shopping, phone use and household energy use
The Carbon Offset Company focuses primarily on mangrove projects. These trees are crucial to the coastal areas they grow in and can sequester up to 4x more carbon than other trees. On average, a single mangrove will remove 679 lbs of carbon in its 25 year lifespan.
9 Trees x 679 lbs = 6,111 lbs carbon offset
Link - Food Emissions - https://www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html
Link - Phone Emissions - https://nypost.com/2019/05/01/a-year-of-cell-phone-use-emits-as-much-CO2-as-two-round-trip-flights/
Link - Household Emissions - https://www.ccfpd.org/Portals/0/Assets/PDF/Facts_Chart.pdf
Link - Carbon Emission of Planes - https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html
Link - Carbon Emissions of Netflix - https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/half-hour-of-netflix-leads-to-emissions-of-1-6kg-of-co2-equivalent-climate-experts-11572240109579.html
Link - Average Time on Netflix - https://time.com/4186137/netflix-hours-per-day/
What is the calculation behind company offsets?
The Carbon Offset Company calculates our partners' carbon footprint using a standardized questionnaire concerning employee counts, energy usage, transportation usage (including shipping), and events. Sign up for a consulation here.
How does my company get involved?
The Carbon Offset Partnership Program is a flexible way for your company to give back in a way that's smart for your business. Whether that means going through a consultation to offset your company's carbon footprint in its entirety, finding a way to contribute on a per sale / service basis, or another creative way, your company can capitalize on a growing market of eco-friendly buyers and give back profitably. Sign up for a consultation here.
Does The Carbon Offset Company do the planting?
The Carbon Offset Company does not currently plant our own trees but rather supports our verified partners projects. Find out more about our project assurance standards here. However, we are coordinating our own planting site in California for spring of 2021. Contribute to our efforts through various volunteering opportunites, sponsorship, donation and more here.
How do I know trees are getting planted?
Please see our project quality assurance standards here. On top of planting through a network of verified projects, The Carbon Offset Company is setting up planting projects throughout the United States as well, where we will do the actual planting. Read more about our first project plan here.