Less has chosen to sell Gold Standard-certified emission reductions (CERs) and VER+ Standard-certified Canadian based offsets, the highest quality offsets available internationally and in Canada.
Gold Standard-certified international projects:
Featured project: Chlorine dispensers in Eastern Uganda
This chlorine dispenser program provides rural communities in Eastern Uganda with safe sources of drinking water. Chlorine dispensers replace the need to boil water with wood-burned fire, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preventing deforestation and improving indoor air quality. To date, the project has mitigated more than 170,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the environment. The dispenser program also improves quality of life by reducing water-borne diseases; educating villagers about the dangers of contaminated water; and saving resources that would have been spent gathering wood or purchasing fuel to boil water.
Featured project: Nakhon biogas wastewater treatment plant in Thailand
This biogas project captures methane from wastewater produced by a Thai starch plant and uses the methane to generate renewable electricity for the facility. The project mitigates 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The methane capture project and resulting carbon revenues help create jobs, while supporting social and educational activities in the community. In addition, the clean wastewater is used to irrigate nearby fields, enabling the community to farm fish as an additional source of income.
VER+ Standard-certified Canadian project:
Featured project: FRSWC's Landfill Gas Management System
Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission's (FRSWC) Landfill Gas Management System (LGMS) is designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases created by landfill waste. The FRSWC collects between 75,000 and 80,000 tonnes of garbage annually. By voluntarily capturing and flaring the landfill gas emitted by the waste, the LGMS is able to eliminate approximately 45,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from the atmosphere each year—emissions that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere. The project helps to create local jobs: there are more than 50 employees at the FRSWC site on Alison Blvd in Fredericton.