Carbon Offsets for Individuals

CarbonCred is an online marketplace helps individuals drastically reduce their carbon footprint. We help consumers easily offset their carbon footprint through the purchase of carbon offsets via our online marketplace.
We only source carbon offsets from top-rated carbon offset projects in the US and around the world so individuals with small, medium, or large carbon footprint can quickly and easily offset their carbon emissions by purchasing carbon offsets approved solar, wind, biomass, methane capture, and oil & gas carbon offset projects.
Help you and yourself go carbon neutral quick and easy today simply by purchasing a monthly subscription-based carbon offset plan that will help you offset some or most of their carbon emissions with ease.

Choose a Carbon Offset Plan Best for Yourself

Small Footprint

(Best for 1 person)
$50 / month
This carbon credits plan is suitable for one parent and one child. This is good for those who may only commute or drive short distances, walks, bikes, or takes public transportation, and rarely fly.
Choose this plan to offset at least 20 tons of carbon emissions on your behalf of you and your family.

Medium Footprint

(Best for 1 person)
$100 / month
This carbon credits plan is suitable for two parents and one to two children. This is good for those who may commute or travel more often with at least one car and fly by air each year.
Choose this plan to offset at least 50 tons of carbon emissions on behalf of you and your family.

Large Footprint

(Best for 1 person)
$150 / month
This carbon credits plan is suitable for two parents and two to six children. This is good for those who may commute or travel more often with at least two cars and travel by air 2 to 3 times each year.
Choose this plan to offset at least 100 tons of carbon emissions on behalf of you and your family.

FAQs about Carbon Credits for Individuals

Are carbon offsets tax deductible for consumers?

In short, purchasing carbon offsets for individuals won't be much of a factor when it comes to tax time for most Americans. In addition, carbon offsets purchased from for-profit organizations are not tax deductible, and eligible nonprofit carbon offsets are limited. However, if you own a small business, then you may be eligible for business tax deductions. CarbonCred encourages you to speak with a CPA or accounting professional for further advice on carbon offset tax deductions.

How many carbon offsets should I purchase for myself?

If you produce a smaller carbon footprint, then our small footprint carbon offsets plan for individuals should suffice. If you have a decent commute to work and travel a couple of times yearly by plane, then the medium footprint plan would suffice. However, if you commute often and travel by plane more frequently and/or consume a lot of energy, then opting for the large footprint carbon offset plan would be best.

Where do you source carbon offsets from?

CarbonCred sources carbon offsets from vetted and verified carbon offset projects in the US and around the world involved in renewable energy like solar and wind, biomass, methane capture, oil and gas capping and more. All carbon offset projects available on CarbonCred provide supply of carbon offsets available for purchase and are all Verra and Gold Standard verified carbon offsetting projects.

What are voluntary carbon offsets?

Voluntary carbon offsets are a market-based mechanism through which individuals, businesses, and organizations can take responsibility for their greenhouse gas emissions by investing in projects that reduce or remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These projects often include activities like renewable energy initiatives, reforestation, and methane capture projects. Participants purchase carbon credits generated by these projects, which represent a reduction or removal of a specific quantity of carbon dioxide. By buying these offsets, individuals and entities can compensate for their own carbon footprint, contributing to global efforts to mitigate climate change. While voluntary in nature, these offsets play a role in promoting environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, allowing participants to demonstrate a commitment to addressing climate issues beyond regulatory requirements.

What’s the difference between carbon credits and carbon offsets?

Carbon credits and carbon offsets are terms often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings in the context of environmental sustainability. Carbon credits typically refer to the tradable units representing a specific amount of greenhouse gas emissions that a regulated entity is allowed to emit. These credits are often distributed or auctioned as part of a cap-and-trade system, where a set limit or cap is imposed on overall emissions, and entities can buy or sell credits to comply with these limits. On the other hand, carbon offsets are voluntary investments in projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions, allowing individuals or organizations to compensate for their own emissions. While both involve quantifying and mitigating carbon emissions, carbon credits are usually associated with mandatory compliance in regulated markets, whereas carbon offsets are a voluntary means for individuals and businesses to take responsibility for their environmental impact beyond regulatory obligations.

How do I know my carbon offsets are making a difference?

When you purchase carbon offsets on CarbonCred, our process involves sending you a detailed monthly invoice. This document outlines the specifics of the chosen carbon project, including comprehensive details on the number of metric tons of carbon offsets associated with your investment. In addition to the project particulars, the invoice also provides information regarding any applicable tax credits associated with your carbon offset purchase. By receiving a monthly invoice, you gain transparency into the impact of your investment into carbon offsets projects. The invoice serves as a comprehensive record, breaking down the key elements such as the quantity of carbon offsets, the specific project details, and any relevant tax credits associated with your commitment to environmental sustainability. This level of detail ensures clarity and accountability, allowing your business to track and understand the tangible contributions it is making towards carbon reduction initiatives.

What are carbon credits?

Carbon credits are tradable units that represent a specified reduction or removal of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, from the atmosphere. These credits are part of market-based mechanisms designed to address climate change by putting a price on carbon. In cap-and-trade systems, governments or regulatory bodies set an overall emissions cap, and entities subject to these limits can buy or sell carbon credits to comply with their allocated allowances. The credits are generated through projects that reduce or offset emissions, such as renewable energy initiatives, reforestation, or methane capture projects. Carbon credits provide a financial incentive for businesses and industries to invest in sustainable practices and technologies, helping to mitigate climate change by encouraging the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on a measurable and accountable basis.

What types of carbon removal projects are used here?

CarbonCred sources supplies of carbon offsets available for purchase on our platform form trusted, vetted, and verified carbon removal and reduction projects in the US and around the world. Carbon offsetting projects range from solar and wind energy, to biomass, reforestation, biodiversity, oil and gas capping, methane capture projects, and more. All are Verra and Gold Standard verified projects.