C stands for carbon credit!
The letter C is working double time in this A-Z and it stands for carbon credit. A carbon credit is something that can be purchased in order to offset an individual or organization’s carbon footprint. So if you emit 100 pounds of carbon dioxide you can purchase 100 pounds worth of carbon credits. The money will be used on projects that remove that amount of carbon from the atmosphere, like tree planting, clean energy investments, or energy efficiency programs.
To figure out how many credits you need to buy to become carbon neutral, check out a carbon calculator online – they can tell you how much carbon you’ve used during any given activity. There are a number of organizations that are certified to sell carbon credits. The Alliance is working on becoming accredited to sell carbon credits. It’s one more way to fight back against global warming.