Carbon Neutral Food Menu

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The Carbon Neutral Menu is a first in the world of carbon offset products. There are plenty of places to offset your emissions from energy or travel. Not many exist that allow you to offset emissions from the food you eat specifically. The list of available dishes, or dish equivalents, you can currently offset include:

A Cobb Salad, with grilled chicken, a mix of leafy greens, red onion, tomato, avocado, bacon, and a hardboiled egg;

A 10 oz. steak, with spinach and french fries;

A grilled cheese by itself, and

A grilled cheese with fries, a drink, a soup, and a side.

 

These are only a basic start and will lay the foundational example of what is to come.

Enjoy your meal and be sure to offset the impact of your diet as well.

Description

The Carbon Neutral Menu

The most common uses of carbon offsets are to reduce the environmental impact of your travel or energy use. What about food? Land-use, farming practice, and distribution emissions embodied in our diet make up over 30% of GHG emissions globally. However, very few opportunities exist to lower your footprint from the food you eat other than completely changing your diet. Even if you currently eat almost exclusively red meat, and go vegan, you still emit over 1.5 tonnes per year.

 

 

Dietary Emissions

The Carbon Neutral Menu allows you to eliminate the carbon footprint of your diet, meal-by-meal. 1.5-3 tonnes (the average carbon footprint produced from eating vegan, and mostly meat respectively) divided across 100’s, if not 1000’s of meals that an individual eats every year makes the carbon footprint per meal very small. Thus, the cost to offset a single dish, even a whole meal, is likewise, minimal, if not insignificant. 

What is the size of 1 mt CO2e?

 

Who Uses the Carbon Neutral Menu?

The Carbon Neutral Menu is designed for both restaurants and individuals. Restaurants can quantify their carbon footprint as a whole company, by dish, and even by individual ingredient. Individuals can select basic dishes they wish to offset even if the restaurant where they eat doesn’t provide the option. Owners, operators and managers who wish to create a customized Carbon Neutral Menu can fill out the form below. Individuals who want to offset their meals can purchase the package directly above.

 

 

Don’t see what you need? Get in touch with us directly via the form below and we will be happy to help you have the positive impact you want to achieve. Happy dining!

If you are intrigued by our first ever Carbon Neutral Food Menu initiative, please do not hesitant to contact us.  

 

Additional Information

We curate our portfolio of carefully selected carbon offset projects spread across the globe to not only offer the most highly scrutinized, thoroughly verified offsets, but also to do the most good to the local communities in which each project is implemented. Whether a project provides financial benefits to local communities who gain full employment through our forestry project in Brazil; or providing free renewable energy to impoverished farmers in China, you can be sure to find credits that do more than just mitigate carbon emissions, but that also provide better lives to people who deserve it most.

 

Carbon Credit Capital will only consider a carbon offset project if it clearly meets the following requirements:

  • Real: an offset must represent real emissions reductions that have already occurred (i.e. the reduction is not projected to occur in the future)
  • Additional: an offset must represent emission reductions that are in addition to what would have occurred otherwise in a business-as-usual scenario
  • Permanent: an offset must represent emission reductions that are non-reversible or must be sequestered for 100-years or more
  • Verifiable: sufficient data quantity and quality must be available to ensure emission reductions can be verified by an independent third party auditor (verifier) in accordance with an established protocol
  • Quantifiable: emission reductions represented by offsets must be reliably measured or estimated, and must be capable of being quantified
  • Enforceable: offset ownership is undisputed and enforcement mechanisms exist to ensure that all program rules are followed

Upon Purchase

You will obtain a certificate and a receipt of your purchase. You will become a member of our Carbon Credit Club automatically. The Credit Club aims to get more people moving towards to a low-carbon society and gives you recognition for doing so.

We will retire (remove from circulation) the voluntary credits that you purchase in your name. You will get a notification of the carbon credit retirement from us at the end of the financial quarter, which serves as proof of the transaction.

What’s next?

Share with your family, friends and people around you. Let everyone know that you are making a difference!