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Frequently Asked Questions

Need help? Here we explain all about how to offset your carbon footprint

1. What is a carbon footprint?

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.

2. What do we mean by carbon footprint offsetting?

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.

3. How can I offset my carbon footprint?

The emissions offsetting project is Afforestation with Hazelnut Plantations in Wester Georgia. The project sequesters carbon on previously abandoned land in rural Western Georgia. By creating a permanent forest cover, it stops ongoing degradation, replenishing soil and vegetative stocks. 

If you want to invest in it, you can contact Grattan MacGiffin gmg@allcot.com

4. Is Afforestation with Hazelnut Plantations in Wester Georgia validated?

Yes. Afforestation with Hazelnut Plantations in Wester Georgia is registered and validated by Gold Standard

5. What I bring exactly when I invest in a carbon offset project?

If you invest in this project to offset your emissions, you are providing environmental benefits, as you help to maintain the ecosystem, and social benefits, as within this project there are initiatives to improve education of local populations and to create jobs.

Also, if you invest in our project, we will give you a certificate that shows your contribution.

6. How I can continue to offset the footprint of my activities?

Everybody can offset the footprint of their activities. If you want more information about this, you can write to gmg@allcot.com.