Ekos Products: Why they are special
Unique Carbon Offsets
If you are buying one of our Carbon Products (e.g. Carbon Positive, Conscious Flyer) you will be purchasing Ekos carbon offsets. All of our carbon offsets are sourced from our own rainforest protection projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. See our projects.
When you buy our carbon offsets you are helping to cause GHG emission reductions through avoided deforestation , improved forest management, or reforestation.
Because our offset projects involve rainforest protection you are also causing a range of other environmental benefits. When you save a rainforest for its carbon benefits, you also save the ecosystem and all the other benefits that go with it.
This includes biodiversity conservation, water quality, water security, flood mitigation, drought mitigation, and climate change resilience.
Furthermore, all our rainforest projects are community-based fair-trade styled projects. They require a high level of participation and free, prior and informed consent by indigenous landowning communities and support for their economic development.
So when you buy our carbon offsets you are also helping rural indigenous peoples to achieve their sustainable economic development goals. After all, they have given up the right to log their forests in exchange for the opportunity to sell carbon offsets to people like you.