Carbon Institute partners with Cool Effect to create university carbon offset guide

In the interest of facilitating further engagement by academic institutions with greenhouse gas emission abatement, the Carbon Institute has partnered with Cool Effect, a Bay Area-based carbon offset exchange, to produce a guide to help universities purchase high quality carbon credits. Carbon credits are a fast and cost-efficient means for individuals and organizations to lower their climate impact, particularly in areas where emissions are too difficult or costly to reduce, including waste, water, business travel, purchased goods, and fuel. A coast-to-coast roundtrip flight, for example, can be offset for about the price of two cups of coffee. In this guide, the Carbon Institute and Cool Effect describe steps to engage university communities, measure carbon footprints, find high quality carbon offset projects to support, and purchase offsets that match university missions and preferences. Read more here.