A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for, or to offset an emission made elsewhere...
The total amount of greenhouse gases (CO2, CO, SOx, NOx, etc.) produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, by which we cause an impact on the Earth's atmosphere.
When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2. All these emissions can be reduced and offset.
Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary monetary contribution proportional to the tons of CO2 emitted in order to neutralize the emissions. Specifically, this is done through buying of carbon credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This financial contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries and they are to: Capture a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by developing a carbon sink project for reforestation or prevent the issuance of a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by means of energy efficiency, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, waste management, avoided deforestation, intensive farming or processing of organic agriculture.
We cannot stop emitting GHI when we travel or during our daily activities, so the only way to say that we are "carbon neutral" is through offsetting.
The emissions offsetting project is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT). This project focuses on protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.
If you want to invest in it, you can calculate your diary carbon footprint (when you take the car, energy consumption, the emissions of your company etc.) in our calculator and invest in Green, Silver or Golden packages to offset it.
“As partners in a global company, Jehan Noon and I see the negative impact that pollution and emissions cause. Ultimately business owners have two options: Do the right thing or ignore the obvious. With melting ice caps, terrible droughts in India, and our lack of ownership in keeping our planet pure, we have decided to act responsibly to neutralize our emissions through ALLCOT. We all agree that leaving our world a better place for the next generation is a principle that Noon Dalton believes in and demonstrates through this action”
Edward Dalton, Noon Dalton
“The negative impact humans have had on our planet has always been very apparent to me, but it wasn’t until I worked in Antarctica in January 2014, that it really hit home. I chose to invest in sustainability through ALLCOT and offset my carbon emissions to help in the fight to preserve our planet”.
Scott Ralph, Scott Ralph Studio
"It's a great pleasure for Mellow have reached a groundbreaking agreement with Allcot to offer our clients the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions. We want to continue demonstrating with actions our commitment to the fight against climate change and take care of the environment."
Ricardo Gutiérrez, Mellow Travel