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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strengthening energy security in Turkey
The Mersin wind farm helps Turkey accelerate and commercialize the use of grid-connected renewable energy technologies and markets. It also reduces the country’s increasing energy deficit and its heavy dependency on imported energy.
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.
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.
Reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitting from our waste streams.
Eliminating ozone-depleting refrigerants is cool
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), both greenhouse gasses that are more potent than carbon dioxide, were widely used in residential and commercial refrigeration systems until the 1980s, when they became regulated to limit their harmful effects on the ozone layer. This project supports the collection and destruction of surplus ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration and air conditioning sources in Canada that otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere.
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.
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
CSA - CSA Registries (Canada)
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