Stage 2 of 4
Neutralise Your Footprint
The following business example can also be applied to individuals and families.
After reducing its carbon footprint to 40 tonnes Co2 the business now needs to neutralise (also known as offsetting) the remaining 40 tonnes of Co2 to become carbon neutral. They do this by purchasing verified carbon credits for around £5 – £15 each.
These verified carbon credits can easily be purchased online from a number of companies outlined in the FAQs section. You are free to choose your own company. And you are free to purchase more than you need if you would like to do even more for the planet.
Notes – The business has both reduced its carbon footprint and neutralised (offset) the remaining carbon. It is now carbon neutral. This is a major achievement and forms a solid foundation for the next stage – to revive the planet.
Carbon Neutrality Questions
This can vary dramatically from business to business depending on the work involved and the amount of energy and materials being consumed. The Carbon footprint of a business with a turnover of £100,000 could range from 10 tonnes to 100 tonnes depending on a range of factors.
The typical Carbon Footprint of an adult in the United Kingdom is around 10 tonnes. A typical adult in India is just 1 tonne. This gives an indication of how much we consume.
In the UK, the typical carbon footprint of a family of four would be 36 tonnes Co2. In India the average Carbon Footprint of a family of 4 would be just 4 tonnes.