Simply by living in a developed country, we cannot help producing carbon that ends up in the atmosphere. And more carbon in the atmosphere means more global warming. So it’s good to try and reduce your carbon footprint. You can feel less guilty about your carbon footprint by reducing carbon producing activities, such as driving less, using power saving appliances, eating organic food and so on. (See this list for suggestions from the EPA on how to reduce your carbon footprint.)
SavingSpecies offers a way you can reduce your net carbon footprint to zero. Yup. That’s guilt-free! Simply donate to SavingSpecies to restore degraded forests for wildlife habitat. The trees soak up carbon. If we plant enough of them in your name, your net carbon production will be reduced to zero.
The good news is that because the land we purchase (on your behalf) is degraded and not worth much for farming. So the carbon we offset costs about $4 a ton. (Check out the Offset Carbon page for details on how we work this out.)
But what is your carbon footprint? How much carbon do you produce? You can work out your total carbon footprint using our carbon calculator.
Once you know, simply multiply each ton by $5. This is the total amount in dollars that you can donate to SavingSpecies to offset your entire carbon production. And of course, you’re helping save species too. That’s guilt-free living!