Sandbag Carbon Offset Map

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Thinking about climate change can be a depressing occupation. It's a massive issue and personal actions like switching off lights and unplugging televisions can feel like small contributions.



 



Background

"Thinking about climate change can be a depressing occupation. It's a massive issue and personal actions like switching off lights and unplugging televisions can feel like small contributions. But what if there was an easy way to make a big difference and really speed up the pace of change? What if you could take action now sitting in front of your computer armed with nothing more than an e-mail account?

Well there is and sandbag has been set up to let you do just that. Thanks to policy makers in the UN and Europe levels of pollution are now controlled. Permits must be bought by polluters to let them keep polluting. But a finite number get created and the good news is we can both lobby to ensure fewer are handed out and also buy and cancel them ourselves. So by taking a permit out of the system we can reduce the amount of pollution taking place and force industry to invest in cleaner technologies. Every permit removed from the system means one less tonne of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere."


References

  1.  "Sandbag Carbon Offset Map"