Our Carbon projects.

Smudge offsets carbon and plastic footprints by selecting a range of projects from around the world designed to reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere and take plastic out of our rivers and oceans.

Our two featured projects this month:

LifeStraw Carbon for Water

Where: Kenya.

What: Safe drinking water.

How: Using Lifestraw water filters to purify water rather than burning fuel to boil the water.

Smudge likes: Over 800,000 families now have safe drinking water in Kenya.

Wind Farm

Where: India.

What: Clean renewable wind generated electricity.

How: Ten new wind turbines installed.

Smudge likes: The new installation also creates jobs and new business opportunities for local village residents.

Each Smudge ton of carbon offset this month also includes the following fantastic projects:

Burn Stoves

Where: East Africa.

What: Reducing charcoal consumption in cooking process.

How: Manufacture and sale of clean cooking stoves.

Smudge likes:50% reduction in charcoal consumption.

Solar farm

Where: India.

What: Clean renewable solar generated electricity.

How: Solar wind farm generating power for the local grid.

Smudge likes: Clean power improving connections for rural communities.

Hydroelectric Power

Where: Costa Rica.

What: Renewable electricity generated from hydro power.

How: Hydroelectric power connected to the national grid.

Smudge likes: Clean power supporting Costa Rica’s long term sustainable energy policy.

Efficient Cookstoves

Where: Ghana.

What: Reduced charcoal use and harmful smoke emissions.

How: Supporting local entrepreneurs to manufacture and distribute safe and efficient cookstoves, reducing charcoal use and emissions by 50%.

Smudge likes: Since 2007 nearly 500,000 stoves have been sold in Ghana.

Biomass power plant

Where: India.

What: Power generation from renewable non-fossil fuel.

How: New power plant using biomass, fuel made from waste mustard crops, to generate electricity.

Smudge likes: Power from crops that would usually be wasted with the power going to the local grid, reducing the need to burn coal.

Power from waste heat

Where: India

What: Generating power from waste gas.

How: Taking waste gas from a factory manufacturing process and putting it to us e to generate electricity.

Smudge likes: The power produced is used by the factory with any spare going into the local grid.