Take action on climate change and become carbon negative, offsetting more than your footprint, to lead the way to a more sustainable future. By joining the Carbon Negative Alliance, your small to midsize business can play a leading role in making the CO2 reductions needed to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 C.
The Carbon Negative Alliance was founded to help businesses, particularly those in the services sector, become carbon neutral and then take the next step to becoming carbon negative. Our team’s experience includes work with the Ocean Drilling Program, the second largest U.S. National Science Foundation program after NASA, as well as post-graduate research at the University of Southampton with a full scholarship from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the leading funder of UK environmental science.
We took our inspiration from the landmark announcement by Microsoft regarding their plan to be carbon negative by 2030 as well as the vision of The Earthshot Prize – the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind – designed to incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.
We found that while there were plenty of organizations and consultancies helping larger corporations and product-centric businesses, there was limited information or support available for the small and midsize business (SMB) market and the services sector.
We believe the services sector which includes the fastest-growing sectors by GDP can play a vital role in addressing climate change.
The Carbon Negative Alliance helps small and midsize businesses in the services industry calculate their carbon footprint, reduce their CO2 emissions, and offset the remainder to help them lead the way to a more sustainable future.
We support third-party validated and verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects around the world – such as those certified by Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard – helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.
We support three main types of carbon offset projects:
Renewable Energy – Renewable energy projects, using energy generated by wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal techniques, reduce carbon emissions today and help create a low-carbon economy by producing electricity without burning fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas.
Energy Efficiency – Energy efficiency projects, which require less energy to perform the same function, reduce carbon emissions today and are cost-effective as well as saving money for individuals and businesses.
Reforestation – Reforestation projects reduce carbon emissions over time by sequestering CO2 from the air and storing in the trunks, branches, leaves and roots of the trees as well as the forest floor. It’s estimated that forests are capable of providing 23% of the climate mitigation needed before 2030.
To join the alliance and become a CarbonNegative Partner, please complete our application form and we will contact you as soon as our alliance and certification programs are launched in the coming weeks.
Partner benefits include CarbonNegative certification for your organization and your services, use of official partner logo, partner web page, visibility in our partner directory and conscientious marketing support.