Offsetting

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past thirty years, you have probably heard quite a bit about the harmful effects of carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, and other greenhouse gases that are causing immeasurable damage to the planet. While some of these gases are generated naturally by plants and animals, a majority of them come from man-made machinery. It goes without saying, that if we are responsible for creating something that causes harm to the environment we should also be duty-bound to clean it up.

In recent years people have become obsessed with minimizing their carbon footprint – the amount of CO2 and greenhouse gases they are directly responsible for. There are many things that can be done to try to achieve a lifestyle that is carbon neutral. While some of these things go a long way to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, there are other methods that do not work as well and some that are completely counterproductive to the actual goal.

Many people may be surprised at how easy it can be to reduce their amount of personal carbon generation by:

  1. Changing buying habits – We all know led lamps and another energy saving products. Those you can find many web shops just search, but here you can find little bit surprising method.
  2. Supporting new CO2-free technology – Wind and hydro-power plants and solar farms are still a good idea if built in the appropriate areas but in the long run we are going to need new CO2-free technology.
  3. Offset by buying CO2 credits -After you have done all that you can to reduce your carbon footprint you may also opt to simply buy carbon offsets to negate the remainder of your personal CO2 emissions.