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Offsetting Residual Carbon Emissions

What is carbon offsetting?

Everyday human activity associated with our households, vacations, Ubers, and eating habits all contribute to unnecessary emissions of greenhouse gasses. These gasses, particularly Carbon Dioxide, are contributing to climate change and negatively impacting our world, and threatening our security. The oil, gas, and coal companies do share some of the blame here. However, it is our lifestyles, and consumer demand that these companies are satisfying.

Each of us need to take responsibility for our individual impacts. As someone who loves to travel, I’m aware that tourism, and particularly air travel, are some of the worst green house gas offenders. I also take several Ubers, eat lots of meat, wear fast fashion and am not always prudent with the heating and cooling of my apartment.

To address a portion of my individual impact I am committing to:

  • Offsetting my residual carbon emissions by contributing to conservation efforts that secure the eventual absorption of my carbon dioxide emissions or eliminate the future release of emissions from another source.
  • Going meat-less one day a week. Eating less meat by going meatless one day a week can contribute to efforts to reduce methane and carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Reduce my carbon footprint by being cognizant of the decisions I’m making.

January Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
Flight EWR to FLL and FLL to EWR0.54JetBlue
101.76 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
45.7 Lyft Miles0.03-0.03
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

February Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
Flight JFK to FLL and FLL to JFK0.55JetBlue
100 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

March Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
100 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

April Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
Flight JFK to CUN0.35JetBlue
Flight CUN to MEX0.18Delta
Flight MEX to JFK0.47Delta
27.5 Lyft Miles0.01Lyft
100 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

May Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
Flight JFK to CHS0.14Delta
Flight CHs to ATL0.06Delta
Flight ATL to MIA0.14Delta
Flight MIA to CUN0.12-0.12
Flight CUN to MIA0.12-0.12
Flight MIA to LGA0.25-0.25
22.7 Lyft Miles0.01Lyft
100 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

June Carbon Offsets

ActivityTonne(s) of
CO2
Offset Credit
8.2 Lyft Miles0.01Lyft
100 Uber Miles0.05-0.05
EPA.gov Estimated Carbon Footprint0.28-0.28

Offsets:

 ProjectOffset Certificate & Units Cancelled

Wind power generation by Shree Naman Developers Ltd.

This project activity involves the successful installation and generation of 29.25 MW through the efficient utilization of wind energy, a renewable energy source, at Nashik, Sangli and Satara districts. The project also promotes sustainable economic growth and environmental conservation.

1 CERs Equivalent to 1 tonne(s) of CO2

DelAgua Public Health Program in Eastern Africa
Over 3 billion people still cook over polluting fires, a major contributor to carbon emissions. Household air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death and disability, ahead of unsafe water and lack of sanitation, causing more deaths than Malaria, HIV and TB combined. Clean cookstoves are vital to tackle both global challenges.

1 CERs Equivalent to 1 tonne(s) of CO2

 Current Surplus or Deficit+0.19 Tonnes