New Carbonfund.org Offers Carbon Offsets for Business, Home, and Travel

New Carbonfund.org Offers Carbon Offsets for Business, Home, and Travel

A new nonprofit organization is helping individuals and businesses buy carbon dioxide credits to help offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their daily activities.

Carbonfund.org purchases carbon dioxide credits supporting a variety of offset projects around the world, including energy efficiency, wind, solar, biomass and others. The credits are permanently retired, reducing the total amount of greenhouse gases that can be emitted. Businesses may donate credits they already have to Carbonfund.org for permanent retirement and the tax benefits. The organization also develops joint fundraising and carbon offset programs with other nonprofits.

"Carbonfund.org provides forward-thinking individuals, businesses, congregations, and other groups a simple and affordable opportunity to make an immediate and tangible difference in the fight against global climate change," says Carbonfund.org president Lesley Marcus Carlson.

Offsetting your climate footprint is simple, says Carlson. Individuals or companies choose to offset a fixed amount of carbon dioxide or calculate their specific carbon footprint with an easy-to-use online calculator. Supporters receive a certificate for their donation. All donations are tax deductible.

Carbonfund.org offsets CO2 for just $5.50 per ton. Other groups, mostly for-profits, charge between $9-30 per ton of CO2.

"Making carbon offsets inexpensive is critical to building a mass acceptance among individuals and businesses to remove their climate footprint," Carlson adds. "For just a $55 tax deductible donation, the average person can offset their climate footprint with Carbonfund.org. "And you'll know your supporting a nonprofit group that is committed to solving our climate change problems."