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Find what you need to build, grow, and sustain climate action on your campus.

Carbon Offset Project Types 101

Climate Action Guidance

This document gives a brief overview of common types of carbon offset projects and provides examples of each. Understanding the types of activities that can generate carbon offsets can aid campuses in evaluating offset purchases and deciding which projects to support.

  • Carbon Offsets
  • Commitments

Offset Strategy Development Decision Tree

Climate Action Guidance

This decision tree is designed to help campuses determine which types of carbon offsets (peer-reviewed or innovative through the Offset Network, or traditional 3rd party verified through the voluntary carbon market) are best aligned with institutional goals. It is also designed to help campuses consider whether they should develop new carbon offset projects, or purchase offsets through existing projects.

  • Carbon Offsets
  • Commitments

Purchasing Carbon Offsets FAQs

Climate Action Guidance

This guidance page includes Frequently Asked Questions about purchasing carbon offsets in the context of the Climate Leadership Commitments.

  • Carbon Offsets

Offset Procurement Resources

Climate Action Guidance

The Carbon Offset Procurement Resources aid institutions in understanding carbon offsets and in deciding which carbon offsets best suit their goals. This page provides a variety of tools that supply background knowledge, selection guidance, and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Carbon Offsets
  • Commitments

Carbon Offsets

Climate Action Guidance

Carbon offsets are an important component of most Climate Action Plans (CAPs). This page provides guidance and support for Signatories to develop robust carbon offset strategies. This includes criteria for identifying quality carbon offset projects, guidance for engaging with the voluntary carbon market, and resources for schools wishing to develop their own projects.

Resilience Goal Setting Worksheet

Climate Action Guidance

The Resilience Goal Setting Worksheet is a tool to help campuses define resilience goals, strategies for implementation, and metrics for measurement. This can be used when campuses have completed the […]

  • Resilience

Campus Evaluation of Resilience Dimensions

Climate Action Guidance

The Campus Evaluation of Resilience Dimensions is a checklist to help schools assess the five dimensions of resilience, and complete the Resilience Assessment as part of the Climate or Resilience […]

  • Resilience

Capacity Assessment Matrix

Climate Action Guidance

The Capacity Assessment Matrix is a tool to help schools identify, organize, and map out existing resilience activities on campus. This can be used to complete the Resilience Assessment as […]

  • Resilience

Guidance for Resilience Planning

Climate Action Guidance

Introduction This diagram outlines the key steps in Second Nature‚Äôs framework for resilience planning. See the Commitments Implementation Handbook for an example timeline for completing these steps for the Climate or Resilience Commitment. […]

  • Resilience

Climate Guidance

Climate Action Guidance

Tools and resources to help innovative leaders build broader and deeper levels of climate action impact both on and off campuses.

  • Climate Leadership