Evergreen Carbon provides offsets from numerous project types, located locally and globally. Your offset portfolio can contain carbon credits from one or more projects. Here are examples of only a few of the great carbon offsetting projects that are available.
This project will generate 31.7 Gigawatts of power to the Northwest China Power Grid (NWGP). Actively replacing coal-fired power generation, 27,000 metric tonnes of GHGs will be avoided annually during the crediting period. The project is located in the People’s Republic of China, west of Delingha City, in the Qinghai Province, sitting on the high Tibetan plateau. Solar PV panels are deployed as an array, generating power when the sun shines – which is often in this part of the world. With the threat of coal terminals being built in Washington and Oregon in order to ship Wyoming Powder River Basin coal to China, investment of these Gold Standard offsets will help mitigate the need for US coal to be shipped across the ocean… only to be combusted to satisfy China’s increasing need for energy. The Gold Standard requirements include consultation with community stakeholders. The feedback was positive, as all community members, NGO, government and industry representatives who chose to engage with the public process concluded that the project will be good for the local environment and economy.
This Climate Action Reserve project aerobically composts organic waste, avoiding the production of methane. Typically, organic waste is disposed of in landfills along with all other of society’s waste materials. Landfilled organic material would then degrade in anaerobic (without Oxygen) conditions, creating methane gas as a by-product. Escaping the landfill to the atmosphere as fugitive emissions, methane is a 25 times more potent greenhouse gas (GHG) than Carbon Dioxide. The composting process by Cedar Grove avoids the creation of methane by the use of aerobic decomposition. Teaming with community and commercial organic waste collection projects, Cedar Grove has pioneered this specialized composting process. Using a large GORE® Cover System on piles of prepared organic waste, blowers force air through the waste material, creating the aerobic conditions for fast and effective composting without the creation of methane. Careful records are kept on the organic waste sources, amounts, and temperature of the composting process. The process data, along with the careful characterization of the waste streams accepted by Cedar Grove, enables a scientifically based conservative accounting of the avoided GHG emissions.
Due to the carbon financing of the Mato Grosso REDD+ project, the land has moved from allotment (clear cuts) to Sustainable Forest Management. This VCS REDD project sequesters more than 9 million tons of CO2 over 10 years that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. This project provides vocational training, hires local labor, provides fire brigade training that protects the project area, and supports the public schools within the region.
Located in the biodiversity rich Jari Valley, this project protects over 65,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest from illegal logging. The Jari-Amapá project will sequester 3.5 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gases over a 30-year period. This project is also certified for the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS).
Landfill Gas (LFG) destruction projects consist of a gas collection and control system; extraction wells, piping system and monitoring equipment. The captured landfill gas is fed through the piping system and destroyed at either a flare, or in the best case at electricity-producing turbines. Fueled by the biogas captured at a landfill, generated electricity is fed through the local utility district, onto the grid. Landfill Gas projects are usually found to be additional because local, state or federal laws do not regulate landfill gas emissions, a major source of the potent greenhouse gas, methane. These projects would not be started and run through the project lifespan (typically, 10 years) without the advent of carbon finance. Landfill Gas projects provide revenue stream for the local waste management utility, and provide for very affordable carbon offsets.
This project will protect 290,000 hectares of land that has suffered from deforestation, poor agriculture practices, and illegal gold mining. The project generates new sources of income for communities by introducing sustainable Brazil Nut cultivation. The project provides aid and a cooperative, enabling producers to sell their product at a higher value. The project creates other jobs in nut processing and in reforestation activities, greatly enhancing the economic value of the healthy forest over the life of the project for all concerned.
With over 1 million long-haul trucks stopping for extended periods at truck stops during layover periods (mandated by the U.S. government), trucks are usually left idling to power on board devices (air conditioning, microwaves, etc.). This project provides idle reduction solutions at these stops, replacing diesel consumption with less emission intensive electricity.
Located in Barra Grande in Southern Brazil, this Large Hydro Project supplies clean hydro energy to the Brazilian National Interconnected System (SIN). This fossil fuel replacing project has an installed capacity of 708 MW, with a base energy generation of 380 MW.
- Meets electricity demand of 20% of the Rio Grande do Sul state
- Provides local vocational training and employment
- The project originator supports the upgrades of local churches, schools and gymnasiums.
This project promotes the sustainable development of the wind industry by bringing investors together, with small to medium power requirements, to invest in wind technologies.
- Consists of over 800 Wind Turbine Generators
- Generates an excess of 800 GWh of renewable energy
- Enhances the investment environment into the wind industry
- Long term and short term employment opportunities
- Small business opportunities due to population increase
Wind is considered one of the cleanest and least impacting sources of renewable energy generation. The Inner Mongolia Wind Project provides employment opportunities during the construction and ongoing operation. The project improves and expands the region’s power infrastructure, without burning more coal, the typical fuel of the region.
This project is deployed in 19 districts of Western Kenya Province. The Lifestraw® Family Water Filters treat contaminated water, making it fit for drinking. This project replaces the current water treatment practice in Western Kenya, boiling water using non-renewable biomass. The project will reduce more than 2 million metric tonnes of GHG emissions per year over a 10 year crediting period. This project actively preserves the local forests and watershed. The water filters are distributed within a larger Integrated Prevention Campaign of other lifesaving technologies. The offset credits for this project is integral to the distribution of other social services, which include a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed netting, condoms, educational materials, and a voluntary HIV counseling and testing campaign.
Located in Changtu town, Tieling City, Liaoning Province, China, this project produces electric power using local waste corn straw residue. This waste would be otherwise burnt in the open or left to rot. Using this local waste biomass, the Changtu power plant generates more than 80,000 MWh per year. This effectively replaces coal-fired grid electricity. This project will keep more than 69,000 metric tonnes of GHG emissions out of the atmosphere per year, during the project’s 10-year crediting period.