More and more people are doing it: offsetting their own greenhouse gas emissions. On BitsaboutMe we now offer you not only the possibility to calculate your carbon footprint based on real data, but also to compensate it by donating your earnings resulting from your accepted data deals. The money can be donated directly via BitsaboutMe. It flows into a specific climate project of the Swiss carbon finance consultancy South Pole.
Why choose to offset your carbon footprint?
Globally, people are increasingly committed to the environment and climate protection. Young people in particular, but also many older people, want to make a contribution to a sustainable future. Buying carbon credits is an internationally recognized method of reducing your own carbon footprint. The principle of carbon offset is to compensate elsewhere in the world for a certain amount of greenhouse gases emissions. In this way, investments are made in climate protection projects that enable an immediate reduction of greenhouse gases. At the same time, the working and living conditions for people around the globe will also improve.
Buying carbon credits – how it works
With the money you have earned by sharing your data on the marketplace, you can now buy carbon credits and reduce your carbon footprint. You can find the corresponding feature directly in your account wallet. By purchasing such carbon credits you kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand you reduce your 12 month footprint on BitsaboutMe. On the other hand you support the project Musi River Hydro Indonesia of South Pole.
This project focuses on environmental protection and supports the local population. The Musi River run-of-river hydroelectric plant uses the flow of the Musi River to generate clean electricity for the power grid. The project has created local jobs, new income streams, and has financed infrastructure improvements for the local community and a reforestation program.
Like all South Pole’s emission reduction projects, this project meets internationally recognized standards. They are regularly audited by independent third-party organizations.