How’s Methane (CH4) Capture Compared to a Carbon (CO2) Offset?

Did you know that combusted methane is actually turned into carbon dioxide? It seems counterintuitive to release more CO2 into the atmosphere and call it a carbon offset, but it’s actually a positive when you consider that “one pound of methane traps 25 times more heat in the atmosphere than a pound of carbon dioxide.”

Removing methane from the atmosphere is an important part in the fight against climate change, methane, but there are also several other types of carbon sequestering plans that fully erase carbon (Co2). Those like 8 Billion Trees’ reforestation projects, focus on planting trees and restoring ecosystems so that the planet can heal, but there are several other types, such as renewable energy, energy conservation & more.

We encourage you to take a moment to evaluate the pros and cons of each type of carbon offset so you can make an informed decision before buying.

8 Billion Trees farming wheelbarrow with 8 Billion Trees Logo, team member and forest in the background at the ecologically dense forest of the Amazon region of Tocantins