Written by Marya Dzmitruk
At some point in recent years, we have all heard the terms ‘carbon footprint’ and “CO2 Emissions’ and typically, there would be an urge to reduce said footprint or emissions. Although the call to action has its merit, not everyone is familiar with the best way of going about actually implementing the changes - it sounds daunting, expensive, and completely changes our typical day to day lives.
Avanii addresses this challenge as it gives organizations a pulse on their employee's carbon footprint and provides four different carbon offsets that the company can use to improve their environmental stewardship.
Option #1 - 20 MW Solar Project
Offset 83.33 kg CO2 per dollar invested
“The project generates clean electricity by utilizing energy from the sun. It has played an important role in reducing CO2 emissions and will continue to contribute towards the economic growth of the area by generating 35.7 GWh of clean electricity annually – the equivalent to powering 8,300 households every year. The project will also mitigate 245,000 tCO2e in carbon emissions in 7 years.”
Option #2 - Carbontech
Offset 33.33 kg CO2 per dollar invested
“Take the waste of today and use it to build a better tomorrow.” Carbontech uses advanced technologies to reduce carbon emissions from industrial emission sources.
Option #3 - Afforestation Project
Offset 1.00 t CO2 per dollar invested
“Afforestation is the process of introducing trees and tree seedlings to an area that has previously not been forested. Afforestation can be done through tree planting and seeding, naturally or artificially."
Option #4 - Fuel Efficient Stoves
Offset 76.92 kg CO2 per dollar invested
Fuel-efficient stoves reduce the amount of wood used to cook food and reduce mortality associated with inhaling smoke in North Dafur communities.
Originally posted by Avanii.