Carbon Offsets for Your MacBook and iPad

Like a Terra Pass for the tech world, Belgrave Trust sells offsets for your Mac to fund clean energy projects around the world.

Market analysts predict that Apple will continue its high rate of sales this holiday season, which is great news for the stylish tech giant. For the environment, however, the brisk business is cause for concern. Although the aluminum used in MacBooks and other items makes them beautiful to behold, laptops with those metal shells apparently generate 42 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than their plastic counterparts. The lifetime emissions of a 15-inch MacBook Pro, for instance, are about the same as a one-way flight from Seattle to Japan.

Belgrave Trust wants to help reduce the impact of our computers by selling carbon offsets for laptops and other devices. Like a Terra Pass for the tech world, the company funds clean energy projects around the world—from developing wind power in Gujarat, India, to addressing the pollution seeping from abandoned coal mines in Nottinghamshire, England.

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