Friday, August 14, 2009

Carbon Offset Scam

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, you cut your driving and cut back on purchases that leave carbon footprint.

Buying carbon offsets is basically a license to an even bigger carbon footprint.

OCDAC did a lot of work to reduce carbon footprint.

Among this is;

Moving 2/3 of our agency into our group homes. This way our group home residents can be trained and tapped to do advocacy, referrals, fundraising, and marketing work without having to drive them to the office in Irvine.

Restricting our travel to the Irvine office 1 or 2 times a week.

We have plans to experiment with solar generation and cooking system that will cut back on the carbon emissions at our foodstand fundraising projects.

Reducing carbon footprints is reducing them yourself instead of paying someone else to cut back on their carbon footprints.

Buying carbon offsets pretty much sounds like a scam.