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What is carbon offsetting?

Carbon offsetting is the process of calculating the total amount of CO2 emissions a particlar activity generates and then investing in an activity that absorbs and locks away an equal amount of CO2 from the atmosphere. So putting it simply, doing a positive act that balances out a negative one.

At ibuyeco in partnership with Greening Australia through our carbon offsetting service we invest in tree planting projects to carry out the carbon offsetting. We do that for two reasons:

  1. Trees naturally draw CO2 from the atmosphere. As they grow, trees convert atmospheric CO2 into oxygen and organic carbon (eg. wood, leaves, roots) in a process known as carbon sequestration.
  2. ibuyeco wanted to select the type of projects that do more than just balance your car's annual CO2 emissions. We wanted to offset the carbon emissions in a way that also helps restore the Australian environment back to its natural state. By working with Greening Australia all of the plantings take place in Australia and are part of biodiversity enhancement, salinity abatement, water quality improvement and habitat restoration projects. What is more, they are all independently audited and meet the Australian Government's Greenhouse Friendly TM standard, the Kyoto Protocol and are guaranteed for 100 years.

How it works

When you do a quote for car insurance with ibuyeco, we include a number of questions that allow us to calculate the amount of CO2 produced annually by your car*. If you decide to buy the policy we then arrange for that amount of CO2 emissions to be offset via a tree planting project in Australia, managed by Greening Australia - one balancing the other to make your driving carbon neutral. To find out how we do the carbon emission calculation click here.

Simply do an online quote or complete a phone quote by calling 1800 077 668, and we will automatically quote for your car insurance cover and calculate the tonnes of CO2 your vehicle produces annually*. We will then give you a price for your Car Insurance that includes the cost to offset 100% of your carís annual carbon emissions*.

Our environment is under a real threat from climate change, by offsetting your unavoidable driving emissions you are helping to protect it.
It's a small step towards a big change.

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*100% carbon neutral car insurance, calculated using information you have provided. Auto & General Services Pty Ltd provides the Carbon Offset Service and arranges the insurance on behalf of the insurer, Auto & General Insurance Company Limited. Because we don't know your financial needs, we can't advise if this insurance will suit you. You should consider your needs and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making a decision to buy the product. Other car insurance options are available. To download a copy of our FSG and PDS click here. Not available in NT.