We have decided to partner up with CarbonFund.org to offset the carbon emissions from running our business. Clear Estimates has been paper-less for nearly two years now, but we have decided to take things one step further by purchasing carbon offsets. Given that our business is based in the Midwest, most of our electricity is generated by coal power plants. Consequently, every kilowatt-hour consumed by our servers, computers, routers, and telephones results in nearly two pounds of Carbon Dioxide emitted into the environment. By purchasing carbon offsets we have funded the planting of enough forest to absorb an equivalent amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.
We believe in the CarbonFund motto “Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t”, so we hope this action further demonstrates our commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Read about this new partnership on the CarbonFund Blog!