90% of rainforest carbon offsets are worthless – report

Paying to preserve rainforests may be doing more harm than good A nine-month investigation by the Guardian, the German weekly Die Zeit and SourceMaterial, a non-profit investigative journalism organisation, has concluded that over 90% of rainforest carbon offset credits sold by a leading supplier of such credits to VCMs (voluntary carbon markets) are useless. Worse,… Continue reading 90% of rainforest carbon offsets are worthless – report

Carbon credits, a quick and dirty guide

Forestry carbon credits The first generation of carbon credits was forestry. The problem with forests is that capitalism doesn’t put a value on a tree until it’s cut down, and you can’t really weigh the carbon a tree captures until it’s cut down. Also, as the world heats up, forest fires are becoming frighteningly commonplace.… Continue reading Carbon credits, a quick and dirty guide

Business carbon footprint calculator

Understand the problem We’ve made it easy to calculate your business’s total contribution to the climate crisis. Taking this first step is critical. You can easily gather the data required from your business utility and transportation bills. Only by understanding the scale of the problem, and your part in it, can we make the changes… Continue reading Business carbon footprint calculator

John Oliver’s debunking of forestry carbon offsets is priceless

Most carbon offset products are bullshit And the problem is, they’re likely making things worse, on top of harming people in the developing world. John Oliver nails it in this clip. Now, click on through to YouTube and hit play… At Hempoffset, we’re disrupting a dysfunctional carbon offset ‘industry’. We’re doing this by enabling the… Continue reading John Oliver’s debunking of forestry carbon offsets is priceless

Environmental Justice: What it is and how Hempoffset will deliver it

Environmental Justice must be delivered to the world Centuries of (mostly) European exploitative colonialism have given us our broken world today. While the brutal exploitation of colonised peoples has been given a PR makeover, the exploitation continues, under the guises of commodities markets and globalisation. We believe that Europe needs to collectively step up and… Continue reading Environmental Justice: What it is and how Hempoffset will deliver it

Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 05 May 2022 Dublin, Ireland Climate change and greenwashing are killing the planet as Ireland’s Greentech startup, Hempoffset.com, one of 287 qualified XPRIZE teams globally, aims to end global reliance on fossil fuels Hempoffset is on a mission to end greenwashing and climate change with flower power. Industrial hemp… Continue reading Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

Data centre power consumption in Ireland

Ireland’s Central Statistics Office, CSO, reports that data centres in Ireland consumed 14% of all electricity in Ireland in 2021, up from just 5% in 2015. There was a 32.3% increase in electricity consumed by data centres in 2021 compared to 2020. Commenting on the release Niamh Shanahan, Statistician in the CSO Environment and Climate Division,… Continue reading Data centre power consumption in Ireland

Why carbon neutral Data Centers are important for the future of business

Data centres (DCs) are the backbone of the internet ‘Cloud computing’ was a smart bit of marketing. We imagine our data to be just floating around the sky prettily. From cat memes and dog GIFs to SaaS (Software as a Service) apps to emails and webchats, pretty much all our digital lives depend on the… Continue reading Why carbon neutral Data Centers are important for the future of business

Earth Day is every day quiz

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Time’s running out, we need decisive action to stop climate change Earth Day is every day. Take this opportunity to catch your breath for a moment. Appreciate this planet of ours, as we speed through space at a whopping 390 kilometers a second. The soil enables plants and photosynthesis, giving food and oxygen. The air… Continue reading Earth Day is every day quiz

How you can offset your carbon footprint completely in 2022 

Hempoffset nextgen carbon offset products Our mission is to stop climate change – effectively and quickly – and we’re inviting you to rethink verified carbon offsets as a mechanism to become truly carbon-neutral ASAP. Hempoffset is the first true carbon offset and sequestration product that supports businesses and individuals with their efforts to go carbon… Continue reading How you can offset your carbon footprint completely in 2022 

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