Frequently Asked Questions

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We work with only the best climate action partners. Our partners are registered charities which ensures accountability and effectiveness.
Learn more about our partners.

Nope – you can contribute for as many months as you’d like.

We only work with projects that plant trees native to their specific area. We also plant a percentage of agroforestry species for sustainable community use.

Most of the seeds are collected by local villagers from nearby remnant forests. If required to supplement the collected seeds, seeds are purchased from local, trusted seed banks. Our projects never purchase seedlings; they grow in their own nurseries to ensure higher quality and germination rates.

All trees are planted by local villagers, helping to alleviate extreme poverty within the impacted community. This also gives the villagers have an economic incentive and sense of ‘ownership’ to ensure the wellbeing of the restored forest.

Our projects work carefully with all levels of government to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity.

Our trees are never planted in logging areas. Although there is never a 100% guarantee that illegal harvest will not take place, every legal step is taken to make sure that restoration sites are guaranteed remain in perpetuity.

Carbon offset schemes allow individuals and businesses to invest in environmental projects to ‘balance out’ their carbon footprints by funding an equivalent saving of CO2 elsewhere.

These projects are generally designed to reduce future emissions, and can include things like investments in schemes to build renewable energy technologies. Other schemes work by taking CO2 straight out of the air, for example tree planting and the protection of existing forests.

Not all carbon offset schemes are created equal. Our carbon offsetting partner, Gold Standard, is well-renowned for their rigorous measurement of impact and outcome.

We prefer to support programmes which contribute both to the environment, and also the local community.

Absolutely – it’s so important to think first and foremost about reducing your footprint. Carbon offsets are not a magic fix for high emissions.

The best thing you can do is to try and reduce your personal impact. Here are some easy things you can do to get you started.

We try to make sure that Get Offset is as transparent in its operations as possible so that you can rest easy knowing that you money is really doing good.

Check out our transparency page to learn more about the information we share.