Offset Your Carbon Footprint

What is a Carbon Offset?

A carbon offset is a way to compensate for your emissions by funding an equivalent carbon savings elsewhere. Everyday actions such as heating your home, driving a car or flying on a plane consume energy and produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsetting is used to balance out these emissions by paying for carbon savings elsewhere.

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Why offset carbon?

Carbon offsetting can help to mitigate your carbon footprint through funding solutions that reduce carbon emissions. Usually, carbon offsetting reduces emissions much quicker than an individual can on their own. Carbon offset projects help to mitigate climate change as well as care for local communities. Many of these projects create employment, improve health and support biodiversity.

Percy Kantunda’s LP 190, Likonde village, Domasi, Zomba, Malawi. June 24, 2021

How does SolarAid offset carbon?

SolarAid is an international charity founded in 2006 to combat poverty and climate change. Through our social enterprise, SunnyMoney, we provide access to solar lights in Malawi and Zambia to help catalyse solar markets with renewable light while mitigating the effects of climate change.

Every solar light distributed by SolarAid eradicates one kerosene lamp which will, over the course of three years, avert an entire tonne of CO2. That’s more than a return flight from London to Istanbul.

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A donation of will result in...

0000 solar lights reaching 0000 people, with 0000 currently using dangerous, toxic and poor sources of light.
This will lead to total savings of 0000 a year, with 0000 people feeling safer at home and 0000 more children studying after dark.

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Your donation, whether big or small, makes a difference to families living without electricity in their homes. To activate the calculator please input an amount in increments of £15, which equals one solar light distributed. You can learn more about how we calculate here

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Our Impact

A solar light truly changes everything from greater economic opportunities to mitigating climate change.

Our Programmes

From supporting entrepreneurs to powering healthcare and lighting up schools, we are working to ensure access to clean energy for all.