Offset your carbon use here - flights, travel, household & business
Carbon Offset Trees is a local carbon offset alternative. We will plant apple trees as a way of taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Local: many schemes invest abroad, but we are totally UK based and look for local benefits that are sustainable. We do this by planting orchards of apple trees, which are pruned annually to increase the carbon absorption & give great fruit.
As you will see below, it doesn't cost a fortune to offset your carbon use. The London School of Economics recommends £30 per tonne of CO2, but it costs us £20 per tonne of CO2 to plant apple orchards in the UK.
We are still working on the site, so please let us know if anything isn't clear, doesn't work, or if there's anything you'd like to see here. Thank you for looking.
What do I do?
Step 1: lower your carbon use. Eg. we use electricity from wind & solar.
Step 2: choose which carbon offset you want & work out how much you've used.
Step 3: donate.
Step 4: join us planting apple trees. (We plant from Nov to Jan.)
Offset your carbon here...
Pay your carbon offset by clicking Donate...
The average flight uses 0.29kg of CO2 per mile.
The CO2 for the average new petrol car in the UK is 120g/km. For older cars it is higher. Diesel cars emit 20% less CO2 than petrol cars, & the average hybrid is 40% less than petrol.The reason diesels are taxed more highly in the UK, is because of the other particulates released.
An electric car, such as a Toyota Prius, for the electricity to charge the car, releases about 125g/km, if the electricity comes from gas (most UK electricity is made this way). If only renewable energy is used, the electricity to charge the car drops to almost zero, but the cost of making the battery would be about 50 g/km.
Each journey uses 0.3kg for each passenger per mile.
Each train journey uses 0.1kg for each passenger per mile.
The average person in the UK uses 10 tonnes of CO2 each year in their daily living, including travel. (20t in the US.) If you already use renewable or sustainable energy, reduce the figure by 30%.
If you travel a lot, it would be better to calculate your flights separately.