A carbon credit offset, or carbon offset, is one tool you can use to help "offset" your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is a broad way to describe how much GHG, or Greenhouse Gas emissions, are produced by your day-to-day activities, like driving to work, cooking dinner, or turning on the lights. Many of our seemingly benign actions generate these emissions.
Now you can make a lasting difference and reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets in IMPACT. Choose from a list of greenhouse-gas emitting activities related to household, transportation and food and choose an action to submit a carbon offset order. We track the offsets you purchase along with the associated number of tons of carbon you've neutralized - both within the app and in your statements - so you can always see the difference you're making.
To get started, tap the Offset Your Carbon Footprint banner at the top of the IMPACT app. Swipe up to see offsets by category. Tap an activity to see a brief description and select a quantity to create the offset order. Alternatively, tap the Offset Carbon button to enter an amount to purchase in tons or USD. IBKR handles the behind-the-scenes work, sourcing carbon credits and retiring them with the appropriate agencies to make helping to protect the plant a seamless process. NOTE: You cannot select a project toward which to apply your credits. For more details, see the Carbon Offsets white paper.
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