What does the Hestian Project do?
The Hestian Project stoves reduce greenhouse gas
emissions because they burn much less wood.
“VER” sounds like techno-babble and it is. But it’s also a clever way of measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
It’s a unit of measurement, that’s all. One VER = one metric tonne of CO2 not emitted.
It’s a very important measurement for all of us and for our planet.
We should reduce our emissions as much as we can and for those emissions we cannot reduce we can offset . You can do this by buying VERs.
The Gold Standard has come up with a rigorous auditing system for proving these reductions have actually happened. The Gold Standard is a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland and it’s the organisation that ‘issues’ these VERs.
For more information on our Gold Standard projects click here.