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*
Blandin Hardwoods Forestry
USA (Minnesota)

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.

ACR
Unitor 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 significantly improve the lives of the local community and provides more robust monitoring and surveillance to prevent unsustainable activities from continuing on these lands.

VCS
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
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*
Parque Eolico Maldonado
Uruguay

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.

VCS
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
Hebei Haixing Wind Farm
China

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.

VCS
Ningxia Xiangshan Wind Farm Project
China

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.

VCS
Waste

Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Xinyang Landfill Gas Recovery
China

Converting garbage to power

This project not only reduces greenhouse gasses but also bring environmental, social and financial benefits to the local community. This demonstration project will will promote more projects like it in China and by also reducing air pollution and odor, enhancing safety conditions, increasing job opportunities.

GS
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 Bright Futures Stacked Offset (Underlying offset – BEF Choice)
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 Stacked Offset (Underlying offset – BEF Choice)
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 Stacked Offset (Underlying offset – BEF Choice)
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 Stacked Offset (Underlying offset – BEF Choice)
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
Fire Resilience Planting Stacked Offset (Underlying Offset – BEF Choice)
USA (Multiple Regions; West Coast co-benefits)

Supporting regions and communities affected by wildfires

As wildfire events are likely to increase in pace and intensity, there is a growing and pressing need to support recovery efforts. Post-fire tree planting is essential in preventing soil erosion, protecting water quality, recovering habitat and restoring hope for wildfire-impacted communities. 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 landscapes and communities.

*Standard/Verification Key:

ACR - American Carbon Registry

BFRS - BEF Flow Restoration Standard

CAR - Climate Action Reserve

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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