The Carbon Neutral Company

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The CarbonNeutral Company is a UK-based carbon offsetting company. Originally called Future Forests, it was founded in 1997 by Sue Welland and Dan Morrell.

The company renamed itself in September 2005 to reflect "the business’s wider focus on solutions to climate change."[1] By 2006 the company had turned from the planting of trees for carbon sequestration to technological investments intended to reduce emissions after journalists described some of their mango tree-planting efforts in India as ineffective.[2]

The musician Joe Strummer was inspirational in starting Future Forests.[3] Other musicians who have contracted with CarbonNeutral include The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, David Gilmour, KT Tunstall,[4] and Dido.[5]

CarbonNeutral Protocol[edit]

The CarbonNeutral® Protocol, launched in 2002, is CarbonNeutral's certification that a company, brand or product has reduced their carbon emissions to net zero.[6]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Robbins, Tom. The Great Green Rip-off? The Observer 10 December 2006.
  3. ^ Forest tribute to Clash star BBC News 19 January 2003
  4. ^ Smith, Kevin. The Carbon Neutral Myth. Chapter 2, The rise and fall of Future Forests. Transnational Institute. February 2007.
  5. ^ Muir, Hugh. Trees, the eco-investment of choice. But now campaigners question forests firm. The Guardian 30 September 2004.
  6. ^ "CarbonNeutral® protocol". The CarbonNeutral Company. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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