Our Carbon Offsets


What is a carbon offset?


"Carbon offsets are created when projects are undertaken to permanently reduce, avoid or remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Carbon offsets are real and verified reductions of carbon and other GHGs from the atmosphere. They help mitigate climate change by compensating an emissions-producing activity through investments into activities that improve efficiency, conserve energy and biodiversity, and protect nature." Carbonzero

How do carbon offsets work?

"Carbon offsets play an important role in climate change mitigation strategies by mitigating the GHG emissions that have not yet been reduced or eliminated through operational changes. The projects that generate carbon offsets on the sale of carbon offsets, providing the investment for emissions-reducing projects to be implemented. Individuals and organizations that purchase carbon offsets can claim their associated emissions reductions for their own emissions-generating activities." Carbonzero

EBC and Carbonzero

EBC works with Carbonzero to enable the public to buy carbon offsets that help EBC protect nature through the Niagara Escarpment Forest Carbon Project (NEFCP).

The NEFCP is publicly listed on the CSA CleanProjects Registry and has been third party verified under ISO-14064-2 by Carbon Consult Group. This project promotes and maintains the function and diversity of ecosystems along Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. The Niagara Escarpment stretches from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, and extends along Manitoulin Island. It also stretches into the United States on both ends!

Conditions within the properties managed by the EBC vary significantly and range from very productive forestland to open grasslands to Alvar conditions with shallow soils.

This project promotes and maintains forest cover and ecosystem function in areas where local dynamics (e.g. logging, mineral extraction, severances, etc.) increase pressures on land and wildlife. Establishing tree growth in these areas contributes to carbon capture and enhances biodiversity. This project has achieved 50,000+ tCO2e of carbon reductions between 2002 and 2016, protection of rare species and geological features in their natural condition, sustainable low-impact recreation, and protection of featured species such as Pileated Woodpecker, Painted Turtle and Great Grey Owl.

So, how much do I have to donate to offset my own carbon emissions?


Until September 9, 2024, every donor of $250 to $499 will receive 1 Tonne of certified Carbon Offsets issued by Carbonzero, good for one year, sufficient to cover 5,000kms of mid-size car driving!


Gifts of $500+ receive 2 Tonnes, enough to cover 10,000kms.
Want extra offsets? Contact us by emailing info@escarpment.ca or call 1(888) 815-9575, (416) 791-2108 x201


How does this work?

EBC is using carbon offsets from EBC land to stress the need to sequester carbon and that land conservation removes carbon from the air permanently. Donate to EBC and receive a normal charitable tax receipt and a Carbon Offset too.

Together we address climate and conservation. Offsets are a step in the right direction, but it is also important to release less carbon, so heat pumps instead of furnaces, sensible driving and less plastic all count. Your gift means more conservation, habitat, trails, and less carbon. You will receive regular EBC updates, a charitable tax receipt, a Carbonzero carbon offset certificate and a Thank You certificate from EBC.