BEF Carbon Offset Portfolio

BEF Carbon Offset Portfolio

Forest Conservation and Restoration

Invest in natural climate solutions like sustainable forest management and peatland conservation projects from across the globe.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Doe Mountain Forestry
USA (Tennessee)

A model for sustainable forestry yields wins for climate, wildlife and recreation

Located on more than 8,000 acres of mixed hardwoods in northeast Tennessee, this project provides a regular income stream for the recreation area’s trail and infrastructure improvements while conserving Doe Mountain’s visually stunning landscape for future generations.

ACR
Columbia River Forestry
USA (Washington state)

Embracing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while capturing carbon, protecting watersheds and threatened species

Nestled in the forests of SW Washington, this project brings together a diverse group os stakeholders and benefits for forest health, fire and climate resilience, jobs and economic growth and exceptional wildlife habitat.

AgroCortex REDD+
Brazil

Award winning project prevents deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Located in the heart of some of the most threatened forests on the planet and an important biodiversity corridor that connects the Andes to the Amazon, this project was the winner of the best Carbon Offsetting Project of 2020 in the Environmental Finances Voluntary Carbon Awards. In addition to being a safe haven for over 400 species of birds, this project also generates positive social and economic impacts in one of the poorest areas of Brazil.

VCS
Inner Mongolia Wu’erqihan Forestry
China

Converting from logged to protected forests rejuvenates native Birch and Larch trees

Over 43,000 hectares – about 166 square miles – are now protected from overharvesting through this project which provides a boost to the local ecosystem and natural beauty of this region.

VCS
Pacajai REDD+ Forestry
Brazil

Empowering forest conservation in Brazil benefits communities, carbon and biodiversity

By reducing deforestation, this project protects native forests and allows regeneration of degraded forests. This project also this project significantly improve the lives of the local community by providing training on biodiversity monitoring and identification, so they will be a fundamental component of the project activities.

CCB, VCS
Katingan Peatlands
Indonesian

Protecting some of the world’s most valuable carbon sinks

Damaged peatlands contribute to about 5.6% of global anthropogenic emissions. The Kantingan project protects and restores almost 150,000 hectares – about the size of Los Angeles – of peatland ecosystems and offers local communities sustainable sources of income while tackling climate change.

VCS
Regenerative Agriculture

Improve farming practices that can help store carbon in our soils, and create more resilient supply chains as we grow food for our families and natural products for our homes.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Prairie Pothole Grasslands
USA (South Dakota)

Preserving the vast Northern Great Plains grasslands

Avoiding the conversion of these mosaic grasslands to agricultural use provides critical carbon sequestration in this unique project that protects breeding habitat for up to 80% of the continent’s waterfowl while supporting the sustainable grazing of local ranching families’ herds.

ACR
Energy Projects

Reducing our energy and replacing our energy sources with clean options provides big climate impacts, energy resilience and lowered costs to power our communities.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Electric Vehicle Charging Offsets
USA

Ground-breaking new offset empowers growth of green transportation sector

This collaborative, multi-partner project enables EV charging to overcome the barriers that would have otherwise prevented deployment of charging stations serving public charging along major transportation corridors and high traffic urban locations, as well as growing electric transit and school bus segments.

VCS
Campus Clean Energy Efficiency
USA (Multiple Campuses)

University campuses accelerate their climate goals through this innovative program

Energy efficiency projects developed through Campus Clean help eligible campuses reach their carbon neutrality goals and interim targets at a faster rate; all revenue from credit sales is reinvested into further emissions reductions projects or activities on campus.

VCS
AzkoNobel Marine Efficiency
Oceanic

First approved carbon credit methodology in the marine industry

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has worked with The Gold Standard Foundation to create this unique methodology which increases their environmental and operational efficiencies by up to 10% on average. This eco-efficient technology also reduces the transference of invasive species and improve air quality in port communities.

GS
Gansu Province Wind Farm
China

High impact wind project improves China’s greenhouse gas bottom line

As the number one emitter of Greenhouse Gasses on the planet, vital wind projects like this one in China are creating clean energy supply for communities while also improving air and water quality.

VCS
Waste

Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Hernando County Landfill Gas to Energy
USA (Florida)

Green innovation lays waste to harmful methane emissions from landfills

Landfills are a top emitter of methane, a greenhouse gas more potent that carbon dioxide. Our selection of state-of-the-art landfill gas projects prevent methane from entering the atmosphere and projects like Hernando generate clean energy to power thousands of homes.

CAR
Davis County Landfill Gas Combustion (or similar)
USA (Utah)

Taking out the greenhouse gas trash with landfill combustion

Methane has more than 80 times the climate warming impacts over carbon dioxide. By collecting and combusting the methane from this Utah Landfill, you can effectively reduce greenhouse gasses and offset your unavoidable footprint.

CAR
Kansas City Reclaimed Transformer Oil
USA (Kansas)

Keeping our electricity grid running smoothly and safely with fewer electricity impacts

Reclaiming and re-refining the waste oil used in transformers – those big machines that help transfer electricity throughout the grid – that would have otherwise been incinerated releasing harmful greenhouse gases.

ACR
Stacked Offsets

As a nonprofit provider of carbon offsets, a portion of earned revenue from offsets supports our many mission-based programs. By selecting a Stacked Offset, you get to designate which specific program a portion of the revenue will go toward, and stack the benefits of carbon offsetting with program impacts.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
CE Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
USA (Multiple Regions; Pacific NW co-benefits)

Preparing the next generation of leaders for a clean energy future

CE is a national clean energy, career connected education program. Together with schools, educators and industry, we strive to build a clean energy future to ensure that our communities and the environment are thriving and resilient. We work to expand access to opportunities for all students regardless of their geography, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

CAR, VCS
Tribal Renewable Energy Fund Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
USA (Multiple Regions; Pacific NW co-benefits)

Building community, resilience, and energy independence on indigenous lands

Support tribal renewable energy projects through your carbon offset purchase. Tribal renewable energy programs provide much needed energy independence, resilience, and reduced energy costs to tribal nations while also supporting hands-on workforce development and local STEM education.

ACR, CAR, VCS
West Coast Tree Planting Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
USA (Multiple Regions; West Coast co-benefits)

Providing funding for tree planting partners up and down the West Coast

BEF has many partners along the West Coast of the USA planting trees for habitat restoration and recovery. This unique offset will pair a tree planting with a verified carbon offset so for every carbon offset you purchase; you can also plant a tree. Now you don’t have to choose between planting trees and offsetting your footprint, you can do both!

ACR, CAR, VCS
Promise the Pod Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
USA (Multiple Regions; Pacific NW co-benefits)

Save the orcas we all love

The Southern Resident orcas living along the West Coast are down to just 74 individuals. Restoring streams that feed into the Pacific, planting trees that benefit regional habitat, and engaging the next generation of orca caretakers will help these pods have the food and clean water they need to thrive.

ACR, CAR, VCS
*Standard/Verification Key:

ACR - American Carbon Registry

BFRS - BEF Flow Restoration Standard

CAR - Climate Action Reserve

CCB - Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards

Green-e Energy® - Certified by the Center for Resource Solutions

GS - Gold Standard

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Project Verifier

Various - Applicable global standard

VCS - Verified Carbon Standard

Watercourse Engineering - Project Verifier

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