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*
Kootznoowoo Forestry Project
Alaska

Supporting Alaskan Tribal Nations through carbon offset revenue

From beaches to high elevation terrain, the Kootznoowoo Project protects 20,159 acres across Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. 8,000 acres of the project include rare, old-growth forest. The project is owned by the native Haida and Tlingit people and managed in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The carbon revenue supports the native population of about 500 living in the village of Andoon through job and scholarship opportunities.

ACR
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
Envira Amazonia Forestry
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.

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
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*
Lightning Creek Ranch Grasslands
Oregon

Preserving the vast Eastern Oregon grasslands

The Lightning Creek Ranch project area is estimated to be 4,112 acres. These grassland acres are part of the larger Lightning Creek Ranch, a 12,225 acre working cattle ranch located in eastern Oregon. This property will be protected by a permanent no-till conservation easement. In addition to avoided emissions from conversion to cropland, this project also contributes to larger conservation efforts in the area.

CAR
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
Manantiales Behr Wind Farm
Argentina

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.

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*
Landfill Gas Combustion (or similar)
USA, 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 Illinois Landfill, you can effectively reduce greenhouse gasses and offset your unavoidable footprint.

CAR
HFC Reclamation
USA

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.

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 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, 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.

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
*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

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Project Verifier

Various - Applicable global standard

VCS - Verified Carbon Standard

Watercourse Engineering - Project Verifier

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