More and more people are voluntarily paying to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. You’d be surprised how little it can cost. I used to buy carbon offsets for my consulting firm and it generally ran about $50 per person per year. For a household that likes to travel a bit, you’re probably looking at a couple hundred dollars a year, maybe $20-40 a month. Think of it like your donation to PBS or your church.
You can buy green Power but if you use natural gas to cook or heat your home, there arent equivalent programs. When you fly, some carriers and websites let you buy carbon offsets but how good are they? This article mentions a number of reputable certified offset providers.
Here’s a link to our post on how to measure and offset your emissions.