What is Climate Change?
This term is commonly used interchangeably with "global warming" and "the greenhouse effect," but is a more descriptive term. Climate change refers to the buildup of man-made gases in the atmosphere that trap the suns heat, causing changes in weather patterns on a global scale. The effects include changes in rainfall patterns, sea level rise,potential droughts, habitat loss, and heat stress. The greenhouse gases of most concern are carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides. If these gases in our atmosphere double, the earth could warm up by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees by the year 2050, with changes in global precipitation having the greatest consequences.

What is Carbon Footprint?
A carbon footprint is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product". For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted. The concept and name of the carbon footprint originates from the ecological footprint discussion. The carbon footprint is a subset of the ecological footprint and of the more comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). An individual, nation, or organization's carbon footprint can be measured by undertaking a GHG emissions assessment. Once the size of a carbon footprint is known, a strategy can be devised to reduce it, e.g. by technological developments, better process and product management, changed Green Public or Private Procurement (GPP), Carbon capture, consumption strategies, and others. The mitigation of carbon footprints through the development of alternative projects, such as solar or wind energy or reforestation, represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint and is often known as Carbon offsetting.

What do I get with my purchase?
Your purchase includes a carbon offsets sufficient to match your carbon footprint. Portion of the money will be directed to Minnesota Iron Range forestation projects which supports local greenhouse gas reduction projects in Minnesota. Your welcome packet includes the following items to assist you in communicating the benefit of your purchase to others, and to encourage everyone to bring climate solutions to Earth.
• Certificate with information about the environmental benefits of this purchase
• Your Product Content and Terms & Conditions

Where does the money go?
Money raised through carbon offset program will be utilized to finance forestation projects in Minnesota. Exact location and inventory number of carbon offset vegetation will be provided as a proof with every purchase.