Offset your carbon emissions

*Please read the below carefully*

If you already know the amount of carbon you wish to offset against, then you are on the right page!

Pure Leapfrog select projects that only improve our environment but also have a social benefit, so each donation will also directly go to improving people’s health and wellbeing as well as offsetting your carbon emissions.

Once you know how much your emissions will cost, please click on the blue donate button at the top of the page and enter in the amount.

The price per tonne for the projects we are supporting in 2019 (see below) is: 1 tonne = £5.90

Therefore, in order to work out how much it will cost you to offset your emissions, please multiply your emissions by 5.90. For example, if you wish to offset 7.8 tonnes of carbon emissions, you would need to donate £46.02.

The price per tonne is inclusive of Pure Leapfrog’s costs to purchase the credits and maintain our registry records.

2019 Supported Projects in 2019

In 2019 we have selected two projects to support:

1. Darfur Low Smoke Cook Stoves

We are continuing to support this great project which is the first registered carbon credit project in Sudan and the first to be developed in a conflict zone.

It was developed to improve household health by replacing traditional cooking methods – burning wood and charcoal inside the home – with low smoke LPG stoves.

90% of households in Sudan use biomass for their stoves and for every 10 trees cut down, only 1.5 are regrown. In addition to this, burning wood releases large amounts of particulates, carbon monoxide and other pollutants. The project helps to reduce both deforestation and the risks to human health caused by the burning of biomass.

The project provides a number of additional positive impacts to families and particularly to women:

  • Almost 100% of families using the new cookstoves delivered by the project state that indoor air quality has greatly improved.
  • Each stove installed in a household in Darfur saves 4.5 tCO₂e – equivalent to one passenger flying 3 times between London and New York.
  • The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves states that cooking with efficient low smoke LPG reduces most key pollutants by over 95% and reduces energy consumption by 50-70%.
  • The new cookstoves reduce overall household expenditure by 40% for low-income families.
  • 26 % of women are starting new income generating activities, with a further 13%expanding existing activities with the time saved no longer having to collect wood.
  • 58% of women said they had more time to spend with their children.
  • 48% of women surveyed said their husbands have even showed more interest in the cooking with the new stoves.

The Sustainable Development Goals that this project supports are:

The project is Gold Standard Certified

2. Yuntdag Wind Power Project, Turkey

Turkey’s electricity grid is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. This project facilitates the construction of a wind power plant to generate renewable energy that feeds into the public grid.

The project therefore plays an important role in taking action on climate change and providing energy from a non-polluting source. It also helps to stimulate the market for renewable energy technologies, improve air quality, and create new jobs in the local area in construction and site maintenance.

This project delivers:

  • Reduced carbon emissions.
  • Stimulates the growth of the wind power industry in Turkey
  • Provides local employment opportunities in construction
  • Reduces other pollutants from power generation in Turkey which is contributing to cleaner air
  • Helps to reduce Turkey’s increasing energy deficit
  • Reducing Turkey’s dependence on imported fuels

 The Sustainable Development Goals that this project supports are:

The project is Gold Standard Certified

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Acknowledgements: Images taken from EcoAct’s Low Smoke Stoves and Yuntdang Wind Power Projects