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.
Perpetual protection of sustainable working forests in valudable hardwoods forests of Minnesota
Using Smart Forestry practices, Blandin Forestry project maintains the diversity of natural forest communities by reducing harvest impacts as well as mitigating climate change. These practices promote ecologically sustainable production in a manner that is compatible with managing water quality and natural habitats for fish, wildlife and plantlife to ensure the vitality of the forests.
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 significantly improve the lives of the local community and provides more robust monitoring and surveillance to prevent unsustainable activities from continuing on these lands.
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.
Tropical forest conservation through cooperation with local landowners
The Envira Amazonia Project is a REDD+ project in the State of Acre, Brazil which aims to protect up to 200,000 hectares of tropical rainforest. Furthermore, the Envira Amazonia Project will simultaneously preserve rich biodiversity and a wide range of ecosystem services, provide direct benefits to local communities, and mitigate the release of ~12.6 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the first 10 years of the Project.
Reducing our energy and replacing our energy sources with clean options provides big climate impacts, energy resilience and lowered costs to power our communities.
Helping Uruguay reach its wind energy potential
Connecting new wind energy to the grid has helped Uruguay become one of the global leaders in renewable energy. This project will supply 25 turbines, a capacity of 50 MW of clean energy which will displace over 100 mT of Co2 annually.
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.
High impact wind projects improves China’s greenhouse gas bottom line
As the number one emitter of Greenhouse Gasses on the planet, vital wind projects like these in China are creating clean energy supply for communities while also improving air and water quality.
Helping Argentina reach its wind energy potential
Despite Argentina’s great wind potential, wind power generation projects so far represent only a small share of the country’s electricity portfolio, making the Manantiales Behr wind farm an important renewable and clean non-conventional alternative for electricity generation and a valuable contribution to the diversification of the Argentine energy matrix.
Bringing economic development to a poverty-stricken region
The construction and operation of this large-scale wind power plant created more than 200 jobs, which helps spur economic development and alleviate poverty in Ningxia, one of the poorest regions in China. The construction of a road for the project also benefits the local community by allowing farmers to transport goods more easily from the rural, mountainous area into the city.
Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.
Recovery of used refrigerants from HVAC and Fire Suppression Systems
Refrigerants have transformed our society by providing ways to store and preserve food, medicine and other vital products. However, HFC’s are some of the most potent greenhouse gases on the planet – hundreds of times more powerful than carbon. The recovery of these these HFC’s reduces the production and release of virgin HFC’s into the atmosphere and the greenhouse gas reductions are permanent.
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.
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.
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.
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, fire resilience and recovery. Especially, as wildfire events are likely to increase in pace and intensity, there is a growing and pressing need to support recovery efforts. You can get involved by leveraging your carbon offset purchase to support work such as the planting of trees and shrubs that will rebuild and replenish wildfire-affected and other landscapes and communities that need support.
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 - American Carbon Registry
BFRS - BEF Flow Restoration Standard
CAR - Climate Action Reserve
Green-e Energy® - Certified by the Center for Resource Solutions
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Project Verifier
Various - Applicable global standard
VCS - Verified Carbon Standard
Watercourse Engineering - Project Verifier