All websites emit carbon (CO2) due to the electricity consumption. We calculate these emissions based on the traffic numbers for each website. To make sure the participating websites are carbon neutral, we then carry out carbon reductions in various projects. Please find further information on this below:
Our climate projects reduce the carbon emissions
Our carbon offsetting is audited independently by
We build new renewable energy sources
By setting up new renewable energy sources, we reduce the need for coal plants and other polluting energy sources. We focus on new development projects and not on existing projects.
We participate in a windmill project near the site of the COP15 in Copenhagen (the climate summit of the United Nations).
This windmill now produces CO2 neutral electricity.
We participate in CO2 reducing projects
We participate in climate projects that both reduces CO2 emissions and help people in poor countries to a better life.
We are currently engaged in a Gold Standard Verified Emission Reduction (VER) project. It is verified for its CO2 reducing effect and it is widely acknowledged among climate experts and NGO's.
In Kenya, many families cook on open fire. This is unhealthy and causes CO2 emissions. This project installs energy efficient stoves reducing the deforestation, improving health, creating jobs locally and it reduces the CO2 emissions.
The CO2 reductions are quantified and documented by independent auditors through the Gold Standard process (started by WWF).
We help save the rainforest
We are currently supporting a rainforest conservation project which will help address the global decline of these vitally important habitats. In addition to safeguarding the wildlife that depends on these critically threatened forests, the project will offset emissions and thus have a positive impact on the CO2 balance in earth’s atmosphere.
Located in Ecuador, South America, the project is part of the Carbon Balanced programme operated by international conservation organisation, the World Land Trust. CO2 emissions are offset using REDD+, a technique recognised by the UN as the most cost-effective way of addressing climate change. The project is located in the Rio Canandé wildlife reserve, an area of ecological significance, which is itself part of a designated “hotspot of endemism” – one of only 25 such locations in the world. Tropical forests throughout the world have suffered from devastating deforestation and our contributions to the Rio Canandé project will help preserve crucially important forest under imminent threat of clearance.
World Land Trust projects help preserve and protect ecologically important habitats throughout the world, from Brazil and Paraguay to India and Malaysia.
We are carbon offsetting
We are also reducing CO2 emissions by offsetting carbon. Simply expressed: We force larger companies to reduce their carbon emissions.
Our offsetting is done with Government institutions and we receive certicates on the result. We see carbon offsetting as a supplement to actual and direct CO2 reducing actions. As we are a global initiative we carry out offsetting in many countries.
We use the Gold Standard offsets to reduce the carbon emissions and to gain a positive social impact in poor countries.