W. Paul Rowland
23 September 2003
3.948 million USD
3.141 million USD
| 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can't™
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiat, Green America, The Conservation Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Trees for the Future
The Carbonfund.org Foundation (known as Carbonfund.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, Maryland that provides carbon offsetting and greenhouse gas reduction options to individuals, businesses, and organizations. Carbonfund.org Foundation purchases and retires certified carbon offsets on behalf of its donors. Donors are given a choice of project type to which they may donate, including renewable energy, reforestation, and energy efficiency projects. Carbonfund.org Foundation is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange and is a Founding Member of the American Carbon Registry.
Carbonfund.org Foundation exclusively supports projects that are certified by third parties, including Environmental Resources Trust, the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Carbonfund.org Foundation supports three types of carbon projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation.Return to Forest Project
Certification: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance CCBS "Gold Level" Tensas River Valley Reforestation Project
Verification: CCBS Gold, VCSNew Bedford Landfill Methane Project
Verification: Environmental Resources TrustHorse Hollow Wind Energy Center
Verification: Green-e Energy RECsInland Biodigester Project
Verification: Environmental Resources TrustChino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester
Verification: Environmental Resources TrustIdleAire Truckstop Electrification Project
Verification: Environmental Resources TrustCarbon Credit Retirement
Carbonfund.org purchases carbon financial instruments from the Chicago Climate Exchange and retires them.
Carbonfund.org Foundation offers offsets at $10.00 per metric ton. As of December 2008, Carbonfund.org Foundation is offsetting over 1.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
According to its website, Carbonfund.org Foundation has worked with over 2,000 small, medium, and large businesses since its inception, including Dell, Allstate, Orbitz, JetBlue,Budget Car Rental, LG, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Amtrak and Discovery Communications.