Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

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Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

In the last decade, the markets for carbon offsets have grown tremendously in scope breadth and rigor. Meanwhile, impacts of global warming — from stronger, wetter storms to higher temperatures — become ever more present in the day-to-day lives of normal people. This is a call to action. Buying voluntary offsets can and should be a regular part of the casual environmentalist’s lifestyle, just like recycling or carpooling. In this series sponsored by Cool Effect, we’ll explore the voluntary carbon market, how to participate and why now is the time for action.

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Cool Effect Carbon Projects Capture the Imagination, While Improving Lives
If you were to pick your favorite way to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, what would it be? Would it be helping an endangered species survive in Madagascar’s rainforest? Or perhaps funding the creation of new and safer cookstoves that support small business development? Or a biogas project in a rural community that helps convert solids to power and methane to low-carbon energy...
Nov 21, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Cool Effect’s Smart Vision of How to Improve the Planet – One Carbon Credit at a Time
Today, the expressions “carbon credit” and “carbon offset” are almost household expressions. But do most of us know what they are? We often (mistakenly) think of carbon credits as relating only to companies, and big companies at that, that are compelled either by government regulations or consumer pressure to cut their carbon emissions. Yet as Marisa de Belloy, CEO of non-profit ...
Nov 8, 2017 3:55 PM ET
Why Purchasing Voluntary Carbon Offsets is a ‘Good Buy’
It’s the depressing truth about travel these days: It isn’t cheap — at least not when it comes to carbon in the environment. That super deal your friend found when she flew to and from Paris last summer still contributed at least a couple of tonnes of CO2.  Those multiple business jaunts you were required to make several times last year and the daily commutes to the office downtown weren’t...
Nov 2, 2017 1:00 PM ET