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.
Sustainable management increases carbon stores while protecting water, habitats and the timber economy
The timber industry becomes a vital part of the climate solution through conservation-based forestry management. In the shadow of Mt Shasta, these 9,000 acres of stunning terrain now have the protections in place to sustain the diverse fauna and fresh water supply while preventing erosion.
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.
Embracing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while capturing carbon, protecting watersheds and threatened species
Located in the forests surrounding Mt. Rainier, this carbon project supports stewardship of the forests and the protection of the many threatened species that call these forests are home. It is also a catalyst for local salmon recovery efforts by the Nisqually Indian Tribe.
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.
Empowering forest conservation in Zimbabwe benefits communities, carbon and biodiversity
By reducing deforestation, we can significantly improve the lives of the Kariba community. Support for this project improves health, education and economic development across the region.
Creating a low-carbon pathway for development in rural communities
In Kenya’s Kasigau corridor and Republic of Congo’s Mai Ndombe, carbon revenue supports forest conservation, education, women’s empowerment, job creation and water access. This project helps preserve biodiversity, and has been linked to the rebound of the African Elephant, Grevy’s Zebra, cheetahs and lions.
Rainforest conservation provides jobs, education and significant climate benefits
Over 300,000 hectares of tropical rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now protected through a partnership between the Congolese government and the UN REDD program. In addition to sequestering carbon, these projects provide improvements to local living conditions and biodiversity.
Innovative agroforestry provides mutually beneficial impacts for communities and ecosystems in Uruguay
The Los Eucaliptos eucalyptus afforestation project in Southeast Uruguay will contribute to the sequestration of carbon by introducing a Silvopasture system on 11,000 acres of land degraded by heavy tillage and cattle grazing improving the livelihood of nearby communities.
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.
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.
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.
Reducing our energy and replacing our energy sources with clean options provides big climate impacts, energy resilience and lowered costs to power our communities.
Harnessing the power of the wind makes greening the grid a breeze
By displacing the carbon emissions from traditional grid-connected electricity sources such as coal and natural gas, wind project supply clean energy to communities and reduce our need for fossil fuels.
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.
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.
Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.
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.
Capturing methane and producing renewable energy garners a double win for the climate
The B6 Dairy anaerobic digester captures methane-rich biogas emanating from the decay of the dairy manure that would have otherwise been emitted into the atmosphere. The project also produces renewable electricity from the biogas.
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 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!
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
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