More about offsets
What is the carbon footprint of Christmas?
This will vary depending on how (and where) you spend these special days. A typical UK family Christmas is 650 kg of CO2 per person – this includes food, gifts, local travel, heating etc. Research has found that for a family of four over 3 days of festivities in the UK, around 2.6 tonnes of CO2 are emitted. (Note that this does not include flying or long-distance travel which could add a lot.)
Why buy offsets?
The UK and similar wealthy nations have high carbon emissions, but we also have one big advantage – our currencies are very strong. This means that alongside reducing our own emissions, we can fund carbon removals in parts of the world with lower currencies where far more CO2 is offset per pound spent. By doing this we are effectively crowdfunding carbon removal projects. Read more detail about how carbon removals work and why they are so important in our blog.
Visit our Carbon Removals page to learn more about the offsets we sell, and our partners Just Carbon.