What is an offset?
An offset is when you mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by investing in
How much greenhouse gas goes into the atmosphere from travel?
A long haul flight in a jet produces about one quarter of a kilogram of carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse gases per passenger kilometre travelled, or about one
pound per passenger mile travelled, which is about the same as an average car.
Who is Offsetters?
Offsetters is Canada’s leading provider of high quality carbon offsets. The
organization works with individuals and businesses to understand, reduce, and finally
offset their greenhouse gas emissions. Offsetters’ funds are invested into
renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that achieve tangible reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions and that would not have taken place without its
For more information, see www.offsetters.ca.
Where does my money go?
Offsetters invests in high quality offset projects in Canada and around the
Offsetters projects include:
- Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems
- Biomass from waste-streams
- Energy Efficiency Systems
- Wind Farm Projects
Seventy-five to 80 per cent of funds collected are put directly into
emission-reducing projects with the remainder retained to cover overhead costs.
All projects are verified by qualified third parties as being:
Real. An independent third party confirms that Offsetters
projects take place as promised.
Additional. Offsetters investments lead to real reductions in
total carbon emissions by enabling projects that would otherwise not take place.
Permanent. Offsetters avoid reforestation projects that only
temporarily store carbon.
Socially beneficial. Offsetters projects bring social and local
environmental benefits, as well as climate gains.