Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference. It is used in the context of carbon dioxide releasing processes associated with transportation, energy production, and industrial processes such as production of carbon neutral fuel.
In accordance with the Waterpedia's environmental mission, this wiki is a carbon neutral website which means that we have attained a carbon offset to balance any greenhouse gas emissions that are created by running this website and its backend operations.
Together with Carbonfund.org Foundation, we have calculated the carbon emissions produced annually by running Waterpedia as below:
- 1 Web server – Intel Xeon X560 Hexacore located in New York, the USA that emits 1003.55 kgs CO2e.
- 1 laptop computer – ASUS S400C Touch used for the web development in Enschede, the Netherlands that emits 39.3 kgs CO2e.
- 1 tablet – Apple iPad used for the wiki administration in Enschede, the Netherlands that emits 0.79 kgs CO2e.
With above emissions, our total carbon footprint is 1.04364 MTs CO2e per year and Carbonfund.org offsets these emissions by funding carbon reduction projects in renewable energy and methane digesters to balance out the carbon emissions of Waterpedia.
Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through:
- Climate change education
- Carbon offsets and reductions
- Public outreach
Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate