Buying a Guilty Free Conscience (some call them carbon offsets) Part 1

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Ahh guilt, such a horrible feeling, yet it seems to always make you do the right thing (at least most of the time).  How about that feeling when you see something that you have to buy, or see a special on a trip to the tropics that you cannot say no to, how about when you spill your juice and the only thing to clean it up with is paper towl…. do all of these make you feel a little bit of guilt too?…you are probably searching for the connection… Well that product you just bought could have created so much pollution in the process of producing it, and that flight you took to the tropics pft.. mine as throw a envirnoment killer t-shirt on yourself.  Starting to make sense? Well for those of us who feel the after purchase guilt there is an answer to our problems, carbon offsets. Now, I know I make long postings, but I just cannot help it because I have so much to share with you, so I have made this a 2 part posting. Enjoy!

What are carbon offsets?

The David Suzuki Foundation states that a “carbon offset” is an emission reduction credit from another organization’s project that results in less carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere than would otherwise occur.  Carbon offsets are typically measured in tons of CO2-equivalents.

Confused? If you have no heard of carbon offsets you are not alone. Take a look at this video…

How do I know how much carbon I am producing?

There are many sites out there that allow you to calculate you footprint, or carbon emissions. Take a look at the following sites:

In my next posting I will tell you where you can purchase offsets and who is already purchasing them. Also I will share with you a commercial from a company who has already committed to buying carbon offsets. I am sure you will love it!

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