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*
McCloud River Forestry
USA (California)

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.

CAR
Doe Mountain Forestry
USA (Tennessee)

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.

ACR
Rainier Gateway Forestry
USA (Washington state)

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.

ACR
Inner Mongolia Wu’erqihan Forestry
China

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.

VCS
Kariba REDD+ Forestry
Zimbabwe

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.

VCS
Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Forestry
Kenya

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.

CCB, VCS
Mai Ndombe REDD+ Forestry
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

CCB, VCS
Los Eucaliptos Afforestation
Uruguay

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.

VCS
Katingan Peatlands
Indonesian

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.

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*
Prairie Wind Farm
USA (North Dakota)

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.

VCS
Campus Clean Energy Efficiency
USA (Multiple Campuses)

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.

VCS
AzkoNobel Marine Efficiency
Oceanic

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.

GS
Waste

Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.

Project Name
Region
Description
Standard /
Verification*
Hernando County Landfill Gas to Energy
USA (Florida)

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.

CAR
B6 Dairy Farm BioFactory
USA (Idaho)

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.

CAR
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 Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
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 Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
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 Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
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 Offset (Underlying offset – Landfill gas, wind or other)
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

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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