The Great Bear Rain Forest. How our customers are helping to save it.
At Smith Bowen we are committed to helping our customers offset their carbon footprint through the use of ECO CART.
We contribute to carbon offsetting for you. An example of one of the projects that is near and dear to us is the Great Bear Rainforest, located in British Columbia.
How do carbon offsets work?
Carbon offsets are a practical and effective way to reduce the effects of climate change by funding renewable energy, forestry, or clean water projects. These projects reduce emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gasses in order to compensate for unavoidable emissions made elsewhere, like the emissions created from ordering something online.
Carbon offsets enable you to have an immediate positive impact on the environment by funding projects like restoring and protecting forests, creating clean energy sources, and more.
The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project:
covers more than 14 million acres in British Columbia and is home to the largest remaining intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. This unique landscape protects the habitats of many species of organisms that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet, such as the Kermode bear—fully white black bears that hold a prominent place in the oral histories of the indigenous peoples who live in the project area.
The BC Carbon Registry is established under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act. The BC Carbon Registry enables the issuance, transfer, and retirement of compliance units used to fulfill the compliance obligation of regulated operations under the Act, and supports the Province of British Columbia’s annual commitment to have a carbon neutral public sector. Projects that follow the BC Carbon Offset Protocol are verified under ISO 14064-2.