27. Buy a quality offset: Three steps to buy carbon offsets

Carbon offsets can be used well or abused.  This video takes a look at what you need to do good offsetting.

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INTRODUCTION
1: Introducing the Shrink

IN THE KITCHEN
2: Eat plants for a day
3: Shuffle your food
4: Start a vegetable garden
5: Build a compost heap
6: Make a seasonal meal 

ON THE ROAD
7: Take a purposeless walk
8: Cycle somewhere new
9: Let someone else drive
10: Improve your fuel economy
11: Research your motor
12: Plan a flightless holiday

AROUND THE HOME
13: Turn off your gadgets
14: Change a light bulb
15: Seal an air leak 
16: Control your heating
17: Control your cooling
18: Research your intensity
19: Research solar power
20: Save some water

KNOW YOUR STUFF
21: Declutter a room
22: Upcycle some junk
23: Choose a used product
24: Invest in good design
25: Recycle some waste

GET CREATIVE
26: Pay a person
27: Buy a quality offset
28: Plant a tree that sucks
29: Plant flowers for bees 
30: Support broader change 
 

  • Matt Binns

    Very useful, thanks – My wife’s family live in the US and I’ve always struggled to find a verified offset programme that I can trust to help with emissions from our transatlantic flights….

    • Lindsay Wilson

      I’m Aussie, married to a brit so I feel your pain. I don’t generally like the middle men, brokers as such. My prefered option: http://www.cleancookstoves.org/

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