We support a number of green projects through Little Green Spot.
Carbon offsetting is real and effective. When you buy carbon offsets you are telling creators of carbon reducing projects that you want them to continue to working hard to innovate and be green. Your carbon offset dollars go back into these and new projects and helps reduce the upfront costs of creating green technology. The more carbon offsets you buy the more green projects there will be and the cleaner the planet will become. You are investing in the improvement of the planet.
WIND PROJECT: TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Benefits: eases climate change, reduces fossil fuel consumption and reduces GHG emmissions
Regional Benefits: local employment
Project Description: Projects may not always be located in your local area. As a global community actions we take locally will have an effect globally and vice versa. Consider the wind project in Tamil Nadu. This project is on the other side of the world from North America, it is a long ways away from the pollution you may create in your daily life but, it is the same atmosphere and that wind power generator will reduce just as much carbon as it would being built in the UK, the US or Canada. If you like please check out google maps to see wind turbines in action on the Tamil Nadu project.
AVOIDED DEFORESTATION: SAN JOSE, GUETAMALA
Benefits: eases climate change, maintains local habitat for wildlife, maintains local environment and plant life, reduces erosion and improves water quality
Regional Benefits: environmentally sustainable employment, increases employment and tourism, encourages learning for future generations
Project Description: There are many projects that may not require capital financing to build something. Instead, a project may be to preserve something. The project at San Jose is a preservation project. Rather than cutting down the forest to expand export based agriculture, the project will maintain the forest as a reserve and a carbon sink, sucking carbon out of the atmosphere, the way that forests were meant to. The poeple of the local area in the Peten area of Guetamala will have jobs being interprative guides and as forest stewards. Tourists will come to see the forest. This is a positive project for people and the environment.
Your investment in carbon credits will put money, through Little Green Spot, into making this project into a reality. This project is real and tangible, friends of Little Green Spot have met with local authorities who are at the head of this particular project. It means a great deal to us and to the people who are striving to make it happen. Read about this project here.