About us

CarbonStory is a social enterprise fighting climate change by letting members sponsor projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions. Apart from supporting a good cause here are 5 simple reasons to join CarbonStory.

1. Affordable


For just a few dollars a month, you can sponsor projects that offset your monthly carbon footprint so that you become carbon neutral.> Read more

For just a few dollars a month, you can sponsor projects that offset your monthly carbon footprint so that you become carbon neutral.
CarbonStory’s projects are based around the world and focus on renewable energy, reforestation, carbon capture and energy efficiency. With CarbonStory you know precisely what you are getting rather than buying an anonymous bundle of carbon credits corresponding to just a certain number of tonnes or a blend of unspecified renewable energy projects. If you buy an anonymous bundle, you risk paying a rather high price for very cheap offsets providing a hefty margin to the seller. We think you deserve to know what you are getting and to have control over the composition of your personal carbon offset basket.  < Back

2. Transparent


We assure that your money actually goes towards the purchase of offsets. View the Transparency section for registry documentation in official registry accounts.> Read more

We assure that your money actually goes towards the purchase of offsets. View the Transparency section for registry documentation in official registry accounts.
We think that you would prefer to know that they have actually purchased and retired real carbon offsets. How can you otherwise know that you have actually bought something that is real? You can view documentation showing that we have retired carbon credits on behalf of our members here< Back

3. Personal


In your personal account, you can keep track of your monthly climate impact versus offsets and follow the specific projects that you are sponsoring.> Read more

In your personal account, you can keep track of your monthly climate impact versus offsets and follow the specific projects that you are sponsoring.
Your personal account records your carbon footprint data and offset activities over time. We are not a site where you purchase offsets and only get an e-mail confirmation at the end of the process. Instead you get an account where you can keep track of your carbon footprint and come back periodically to offset the climate impact of your lifestyle. We think you would prefer to record your emissions and offsets in one account rather than keep track of your footprint calculation and offset history yourself.< Back

4. Interconnected


Compare your carbon offset activities with other users, post info about the CarbonStory projects you support on Facebook and encourage your friends to go carbon neutral.> Read more

Compare your carbon offset activities with other users, post info about the CarbonStory projects you support on Facebook and encourage your friends to go carbon neutral.
We provide you with community and social media features so that you can tell the world that you are doing your part to fight climate change. You also get a public web page where you can show your carbon footprint and offset record. Having taken the step to calculate your footprint and purchase offsets, we believe you would prefer to be recognized for your efforts and offer friends and family an easy way to join.< Back

5. Precise


We provide an award-winning comprehensive footprint calculator that covers almost every country in the world and includes all major consumption categories in your footprint.> Read more

We provide an award-winning comprehensive footprint calculator that covers almost every country in the world and includes all major consumption categories in your footprint.
While there are many carbon footprint calculators available on the Internet, most of them do not provide an accurate estimate of users’ carbon footprint. CarbonStory’s co-founder Andreas Birnik has published an article in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control evaluating the 15 most popular carbon footprint calculators on the Internet and documenting significant shortcomings (link to article here). In contrast, CarbonStory’s footprint calculator is based on the methodology developed as part of the research. We have data for 147 countries which is important as there are significant differences between countries which decreases the accuracy of the footprint estimation if you use calculators developed for other countries than your own. We think you would prefer to base your calculations on data specific to your own country when available.< Back


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