ENGAGE & BE INFORMED!
OFFSET AND SUPPORT OUR PROJECTS
It’s really simple
Reducing the emission of greenhouse gas is good for our climate.
As responsible global citizens we should reduce emissions as much as possible. For those emissions that we cannot reduce we can purchase carbon offsets elsewhere
SELECT YOUR PLAN
Offset your carbon footprint and catalyse positive change!
Concious average citizen
- The perfect plan for an average European citizen
- 14 tonnes of CO2 removed every year
- The plan for those people who drive or fly more than average
- 28 tonnes of CO2 removed every year
One shot offset and support
- For punctual support and offsetting
- Choose your amount
We invite you to make an analysis of your daily and annual habits
and make a carbon reduction plan
HOW THIS WORKS
The New Hestian Project stoves reduce greenhouse gas emissions because they burn much less wood.
“VER” sounds like techno-babble and it is. But it’s also a clever way of measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
It’s a unit of measurement, that’s all. One VER = one metric tonne of CO2 not emitted.
It’s a very important measurement for all of us and for our planet.
We should reduce our emissions as much as we can and for those emissions we cannot reduce we can offset . You can do this by buying VERs.
The Gold Standard has come up with a rigorous auditing system for proving these reductions have actually happened. The Gold Standard is a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland and it’s the organization that ‘issues’ these VERs.
1 VER = 1 metric tonne of CO2 equivalent
HOW YOU CAN HELP
In short, it makes all this happen. You are helping the health of the stove users.
When you “buy” a VER what that means is we permanently retire a Gold Standard VER from the Gold Standard registry – it can never be re-used or re-sold.
The funds generated from your support help The New Hestian Project and our local co-implementers to expand the benefits of cleaner cooking to more people in Africa.
And if that isn’t enough – Climate Justice
Your support increases the resilience of thousands of households who now have less smoke in their homes, save fuel, and have less pressure on their natural resource base – so they are stronger in the face of a changing climate.
Remember they are typically small-scale farmers who are most dependent on our climate for their livelihoods, most affected by but least responsible for climate change.