By purchasing government emissions units.
By offsetting my personal emissions, Coop Carbone transforms my contribution into a global impact on each and every occasion.
Those who are committed to a personal approach in reducing GHG emissions can be inspired by best practices in measurement, reduction and compensation.
First, what is carbon offsetting? It is simply a matter of trying to offset one’s own CO₂ emissions.
If you do not have the opportunity to reduce your GHG emissions or if you are planning an activity with high emissions (flying for example), you can compensate. This compensation can be done either by purchasing an emission unit, which Coop Carbone is offering; by financing projects to reduce other emissions; or by acquiring offset credits offered by an organisation that has reduced the equivalent of your GHG emissions (by planting trees for example).
To calculate your emissions, you must consider these two main factors:
You must take into consideration the GHG emissions related to your trip according to the different types of transportation you use (car, motorcycle, truck, air transport, etc.).
Your Energy Consumption
The calculation of your emissions related to this category refers to the consumption of electricity and fuels for your residential use (heating, cooling, generator, etc.).
The equation is simple: 1 unit of emissions = 1 ton of CO₂
Once your emissions are calculated, you can compensate for them and reduce your carbon footprint.
Access the calculator by selecting one of the following three options.
Offset Your Emissions and Automatically Receive Our “Proud to Have Offset in Quebec” Badge.
By sharing the badge, you are showing that you are directly involved in the fight against global warming for the benefit of Quebec communities, as well as contributing to the visibility of our solidarity cooperative.
By sharing, you are supporting our mission and, most importantly, you are raising awareness among individuals within your personal and professional networks about the importance of acting now to limit global temperature rise and its harmful effects on the environment.
You will also receive an offset certificate attesting to your acquisition of emission units from Quebec’s cap-and-trade system.