We prefer projects that are verified by Gold Standard the world leading body that sets best practice standards for climate and sustainable development projects. Gold Standard-certified carbon credits not only help to protect the planet from the effects of climate change but also help to improve the lives of people in vulnerable communities by supporting sustainable development. Gold Standard projects lead to benefits such as the creation of jobs, protection of endangered species, access to safe water, and improved health and livelihoods.
The project ‘vintage’ defines when the emission reduction took place. Older vintages don’t mean they are less effective, but it just means the CO2 was avoided longer ago. We believe in delivering tangible impact so we prefer credits that are less than 24 months old.
We’re an Aussie company, so we like to like to look after our beautiful home. But we also want to support the social, economic and environmental benefits of projects overseas. Plus, international projects are cheaper too, which means we can offset more CO2.
The global transition to renewable energy requires a mix of technologies, each with different benefits and challenges. Our projects deliver economic value beyond climate change mitigation and some technologies deliver more monetary value than others - see the graph produced by Gold Standard. We choose a mixture to maximize impact!
The UN has defined 20 Sustainable Development Goals and we choose projects that support a variety of these beyond climate action. Look for the icon to see whether the projects support economic growth, clean water supply, education, gender equality, clean energy , health and/or life below water. Here is a list of the SDGs we currently support
Because trees are amazing and incredibly effective at sequestering carbon dioxide! But because every tree is different, it's difficult to accurately predict how much CO2 they remove each year and therefore we can't guarantee how much carbon they offset.
We work with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees for our members.
Trees are extremely efficient at carbon sequestration and one of the most effective tools in the fight against climate change. Trees convert the (CO2) into plant matter, holding this material for the life of the tree and beyond. Studies have shown that Mangroves absorb carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests (Fatoyinbo et al, 2017). Mangroves absorb 3 tonnes of CO2 per year for every ten trees.
Accreditation: For the purposes of our own reporting, the carbon absorbed by trees planted isn’t taken into account because tree planting is not verified by VCS or Gold Standard. But rest assured that tree planting is audited annually and our partner has a brilliant track record of meeting the reported numbers of trees.