why choose carbonfund.org?
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Carbon offsets represent the reduction of CO2 in one location, like a renewable energy or reforestation project, to offset the CO2 produced in another location, like your home or office. But with other carbon offset providers out there, how do you choose where to go?
1. certification = quality
Carbonfund.org works with the best certification bodies in the business to deliver the highest quality offsets. These include the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards, the American Carbon Registry, and the Verified Carbon Standard. Certification answers the question: is an offset real, and who says so? Learn more about the standards we use.
2. project choice
We know some folks love renewable energy projects while others prefer reforestation efforts. Some even love energy efficiency projects best! That’s why we give our donors the choice of what type of project they want to support: Your Carbon, Your Choice™. Learn more about our projects.
3. nonprofit vs. for-profit
Carbonfund.org is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), meaning our priority is fighting climate change, not profiting from it. It also means your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, making it even more cost-effective to reduce your carbon footprint.
Some for-profits charge more than twice as much as Carbonfund.org, including for offsets that come from the same projects with the same certifications. So why do they charge so much more? Beats us. At Carbonfund.org, we support the highest quality carbon offsets at an affordable price.
5. financial transparency
With us, you know where your dollars are going and how they’re being spent. Our financial statements are available on request or at Guidestar.org.
6. project transparency
We provide detailed information on every offset project we support, and have our portfolio audited annually by a third party.
7. investment in the future
Investing in projects today that will generate certifiable carbon offsets for decades to come is essential to solving our climate crisis. That’s why we don’t make up phony criteria (you may have heard of the “maturity matching principle”?) that hinder investment.
Project developers need funding now so they can make the investments that will provide us with clean energy for lifetimes to come. That’s why Carbonfund.org allows donors to support projects today that will provide CO2 reductions well into the future.