What is The Carbon Offset Company?
The Carbon Offset Company helps businesses and people offset their carbon footprints. We offer consultation to our network of certified carbon credits, offer a way specifically for business and organizations to give back in a way that is smart for their business through 3rd party verified tree planting projects. Whether you're looking for certified carbon credits, a business looking to increase sales, or an individual looking to live with a clear 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
For individual offsets, 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 consultation here if you're simply looking to add tree planting into your business model, or sign up for a consultation here if you're looking for certified carbon credits.
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 to add tree planting into your business model. Or sign up for a consultation here if you're looking for certified carbon credits.
Does The Carbon Offset Company do the planting?
The Carbon Offset Company does not currently plant our own trees but rather supports our 3rd-party verified partners projects. Find out more about our tree planting project assurance standards here. Find out about our certified carbon credit project standards 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.
What's the difference between tree planting projects and certified carbon credits?
Although our tree planting projects are 3rd party verified, they do not allow the ability to recieve carbon credits through them. This allows a more cost effective way of adding tree planting into your business model or personal offset goal. Certified carbon credits are most oftenly geared towards large organizations trying to meet carbon emission regulation standards. They are also used by large organizations with the intention of retiring certified carbon credits. Certified carbon credits can be tree planting projects, but can also be forest conservation, cook stove, hydroelectric, wind farm projects and more! Unless you are familiar with certified carbon credits before coming onto our website and specifically have a need for them, we recommend supporting our tree planting projects.