Carbon Credit Definition of Environmental Defense Fund on CarbonOffsetList.org Focuses on Methane Capture
Posted Sep 24 2008 11:45am
Carbon Credit Definitions Must Be Comprehensive
So, what is your ecofootprint? In my September 10 post I gave you the means to determine your carbon (eco)
footprint with your nationality taken into consideration. So, once you know your
footprint, what should you do?
The simple answer is that you should reduce it but, naturally, there’s more to
the matter than a simple exhortation. Besides, by reading this thread, we know
that you utilize a computer which is connected to the Internet and consumes
electricity. In other words, you do not live the simple life of 200 years ago.
You have embraced the modern, industrialized world. Hence, unless you are ready
to embrace an agrarian existence, you need a way of reducing your carbon
footprint to the same level as if you lived on a farm and grew your own food.
That’s where the carbon credit definition comes into play. Last summer, I
explained how carbon credits work for purposes of consumers. I went on to list my
favorite carbon credit companies and the reasons for my favoritism. I stand by
those reasons every bit as much today as back then. However, the Environmental
Defense Fund, a charity which all of my readers know that I adore, has created
its own list at CarbonOffsetList.org
This wonderful section of the website of the Environmental Defense Fund does a
fabulous job of explaining the charity’s carbon credit definition. As you will
find from reading the list at CarbonOffsetList.org the Environmental Defense
Fund focuses in like a laser on methane capture. There is no denying that
capturing methane is a vital priority in the quest to stop global warming. I
will offer no criticism of such an approach. However, I will add one point.
Global warming by definition affects the whole planet. There are billions of
other inhabitants besides people. We rely on those inhabitants for the
functioning of our biosphere. In other words, those inhabitants help pollinate
crops and prevent rainfall from eroding our topsoil. Ergo, truly comprehensive
solutions to such challenges as methane capture must protect habitat for
wildlife in order to fit my short list of preferred options.
This is why I have become enamored with CarbonFund.org Its projects include
methane capture and reforestation as priorities. After reducing pollution at the
source, these two steps are the most important. No wonder that the Environmental
Defense Fund has added it to CarbonOffsetList.org
CarbonFund.org belongs on everyone’s list and if you do not currently purchase
carbon credits, the best time to begin is right now.