Worried about your carbon footprint? Want to save the planet on a shoestring budget? What to do?
You could vote for the ETS at the next election. Apparently it will reduce your emissions by 5%. Or if you have an average size Australian carbon footprint apparently you could fork out A$6.15 per annum and buy the equivalent 5% of offsets from PopOffsets. Or if you seriously want to save the planet from man made CO2 then elliminate 100% of your footprint for just A$123 per annum.
How do they do it? This is what their website says:-
PopOffsets is unique – the first project in the world that, simply and transparently, enables individuals and organizations to offset their carbon footprint by funding the unmet need for family planning and the removal of the many barriers to women who want smaller families.
Our project recognizes the intrinsic links between increasing CO2 emissions, climate change and the world’s ever-growing population.
Research is indicating that providing a currently unmet need for family planning is the lowest cost way of reducing CO2 emissions and climate change – possibly less than one third of the cost of other technological fixes – without any environmental downsides.
Irrespective of AGW and carbon emissions this is a charity that I could readily support. Donating contraceptives to poor women in poor nations seems like a genereous thing to do whichever way you dice it.