We at Maude Financial are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Beyond the usual changes like replacing regular light bulbs with energy efficient ones, buying recycled products (paper, envelopes, toilet paper) and recycling our trash, we also partner with Offsetters, Canada’s leading provider of carbon management solutions.
Offsetters helped us measure and understand our carbon footprint and find a way to make a difference. Now we offset key activities like business travel, employee commuting and our office emissions.
The idea behind offsetting is that no business can run without emitting greenhouse gases – as computers, lights, heating, etc. all emit greenhouse gases. You can offset emissions by purchasing carbon offsets. The money is invested in a variety of projects that remove the equivalent amount of emissions from the atmosphere. The installation of a geothermal heating system in a low-cost housing development in B.C. is an example of such a project. While your emissions still occur, your offset enables reductions in greenhouse gases elsewhere.
Purchasing offsets is both easy and affordable. Offsetters develops and invests in high quality offset projects that promote the adoption of next generation clean technology. Check out their website for more information: www.offsetters.ca