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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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