Pros: Choose your own projects, easy to use calculator, tax deductible, and your own web page to show off your project portfolio.
First, you browse the projects section and select projects that mean the most to you. The site offers a dozen or so choices including fair trade (Uganda), forestry (Costa Rica), wind (North Dakota), and even CFL retrofitting in New Orleans. You can add up to three projects to your Portfolio at one time. Next you estimate of your carbon footprint by entering the basic information about your home, auto and air travel habits. Based on this information, you will see a carbon footprint total, which is the suggested carbon offset amount in order to become "carbon neutral". You also have the option of offsetting just one area of your lifestyle or just a few tons during the checkout...(read more)