Carbon Offsetting

Our Carbon Offset Programs

Ecoprofit offers a number of alternative solutions for clients who wish to be carbon neutral or partially offset their carbon emissions. For all of our carbon offset products and services, $1 received from each offset sale is donated to our not-for-profit arm, Sunshine Project for Community Inc (sunshineproject.com.au).

Our offset packages include:

  1. Christmas for Gateway Family Services
  2. I Do Carbon Neutral Weddings
  3. Youth for Our Planet
  4. Hemp Processor for Our Farmers

Christmas for Gateway Family Services

Buy a carbon offset gift for family members or friends for Easter to help fund a 7-kilowatt solar system to go onto Gateway’s roof. Gateway is a 25-year-old not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting families in the outer western suburbs and Blue Mountains (gatewayfamilyservices.org.au).

The resulting cheaper power bills will allow Gateway to divert financial resources to their core mission of making families stronger.

Your gift will also help fund a 10-megawatt biomass power plant Ludhiana district of Punjab state in India, managed under the auspices of the United Nations. This biomass energy project will generate electricity (instead of using coal) by combusting organic matter, rice husks and crop residues.

By buying this package you are gifting the recipient with the knowledge that they have eliminated four tonnes of their personal carbon emissions and helped people struggling in Australia and in India.

The offset package includes two components. The first part incorporates the United Nations Convention on Climate Change’s program called the Clean Development Mechanism. This is a worldwide carbon offset program promoting carbon reduction activities in developing countries. Offsets raised via this program are recognised globally as an official alternative to acquiring carbon permits under emissions trading schemes, including the European Union ETS.

The second component of Ecoprofit’s offset package is the innovative part. Carbon offsetting is invariably a remote process, such as investing in Clean Development Mechanism programs (as discussed above). We wondered how we could help local community not-for-profit organisations reduce their energy costs and give them a progressive renewables and/or energy efficiency profile. Ecoprofit decided that $1 from every carbon offset it sold would be contributed towards these type of projects.

If you purchase the Christmas for Gateway offset package as a Christmas gift, $4 will be contributed to expediting the Gateway solar project. Go to our not-for-profit organisation sunshineproject.com.au for details.

I Do Carbon Neutral Weddings

Ecoprofit has launched a carbon neutral weddings package. It is a great touch for those wishing to alleviate the impact of the carbon emissions generated from their wedding, giving that most important day a virtuous lift.

The I Do package includes 20 carbon offsets acquired through the UN Clean Development Mechanism program. The carbon footprint of each wedding varies, depending on the number guests, the distance they are coming from for the event, the type of reception etc. Many weddings would not have 20 tonnes of carbon emissions, but there is nothing wrong with the event being carbon positive.

$20 from each I Do package sold is donated to Sunshine Project for Community Inc. That money will be applied to one of our Sunshine Projects, the current one being to fund a 7kW solar system for the not-for-profit, Gateway Family Services, Blaxland.

Buyers receive a donation certificate from Sunshine Project for Community Inc, an official certificate from the UN Clean Development Mechanism and I Do carbon neutral stickers (electronic and hardcopy).

Youth for Our Planet

Demand is growing among the ranks of the youth for politicians to show dynamic leadership on the climate change issue. In the meantime, young adults want to enjoy living their lives utilizing the activities available to them in our society. Many of these activities involve the generation of carbon emissions.

The Youth for Our Planet package is a simple way for young adults offset a year’s worth of their personal carbon emissions. The package includes 5 carbon offsets acquired through the UN Clean Development Mechanism program.

The rationale for including 5 offsets in the package comes from the calculation of carbon emissions of the normal day-to-day activities of a student enrolled in tertiary studies. It includes carbon emission presumptions from twelve different sources including travel (train & bus), text & phone use, internet server emissions from email & social media etc, internet server emissions from streaming & music, plastic water bottle use, other plastic use, embedded emissions in alcohol & coffee, electricity consumption, gas consumption, paper use (including toilet paper), waste and finally, the carbon emissions on campus of their education.

It does not include carbon emissions from motor vehicles or airline travel, or embedded emissions in food. We can purchase extra offsets for these purposes if required.

Based on our calculations (with adopted assumptions of lifestyle), the average student is responsible for 4.67 tonnes of CO2-e per annum. Hence 5 carbon offsets will offset their annual day-to-day living impact.

$4 from each Youth for Our Planet package sold is donated to Sunshine Project for Community Inc. That money will be applied to one of the Sunshine Projects, the current one being to fund a 7kW solar system for the not-for-profit, Gateway Family Services, Blaxland.

Buyers receive a donation certificate from SPFC, an official certificate from the UN Clean Development Mechanism and Youth for Our Planet carbon neutral stickers (electronic and hardcopy).

Hemp Processor for Our Farmers

Details coming soon