Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)—U.S.
Through the purchase of BEF U.S. RECs, your business can affordably purchase the environmental benefits of clean, renewable energy. Our Green-e Energy Certified U.S. RECs represent projects in the United States where clean energy has been delivered to the North American power grid to replace fossil fuel-based electricity. One REC represents the non-power environmental attributes of 1,000 kilowatt-hours (1 megawatt hour) of renewable energy. Your purchase directly supports renewable energy generated from sources such as wind and biogas .
U.S. Carbon Offsets represent projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the United States. These projects capture, destroy or reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitted from sources such as animal waste, landfills, fossil fuel use or refrigerants. By choosing our U.S. Carbon Offset option you directly support a wide range of innovative carbon reduction projects throughout the United States at our most affordable price.
Carbon Offsets—International REDD+
Twenty percent of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions come from the destruction of tropical forests. By purchasing International REDD+ Carbon Offsets your business helps to prevent the destruction of these forests by providing sustainable economic alternatives to those rural communities. Balance the footprint you can’t avoid while supporting lasting social and environmental benefits.
Carbon Offsets—Improved Forest Management
By purchasing Improved Forest Management Carbon Offsets you can balance your business’ unavoidable carbon footprint while supporting sustainable forest management practices that improve water quality and habitat for wildlife. These projects help permanently protect forests from fragmentation, development and conversion to non-forest uses.
Water Restoration Certificates—U.S.
BEF’s Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) offer the first-of-its-kind tool to restore your business' unavoidable water footprint gallon-for-gallon to critically dewatered rivers and streams. As the only provider of WRCs in the country, BEF manages a growing and diverse project portfolio throughout the U.S. Each WRC represents 1,000 gallons of water restored in stream from projects within our U.S. portfolio, helping directly restore the economic and ecological vitality of freshwater ecosystems.
Water Restoration Certificates—Change the Course
Change the Course is a national freshwater restoration campaign led by BEF, National Geographic and Participant Media—focusing first on the endangered Colorado River Basin. Our Change the Course Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) allow your business to restore your unavoidable water footprint gallon-for-gallon to critically dewatered rivers and streams within the Colorado River Basin—from the headwaters to the Delta.