Carbon offsetting involves trying to offset the emissions derived from everyday actions such as driving a car, heating a home or flying, all of which consume energy and produce carbon dioxide emissions with other actions that will counter act the carbon produced.

Carbon offsetting is a way of compensating by making an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere.

Carbon offsetting involves calculating emissions and then purchasing ‘credits’ from emission reduction projects and schemes that may vary from planting a tree to adopting changes in our lifestyle to use low carbon technologies