What is Carbon Neutral Planet?

Carbon Neutral Planet is an initiative of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP - one of Mexico’s most respected conservation organizations - Bosque Sustenable A.C. and Viva Sierra Gorda, a project of Earth Island Institute, with headquarters in Oakland, California.

Through our Carbon Offset program, we aim to give people and companies looking to reduce their environmental impact an effective way to do so, while helping to preserve the country’s most ecosystem-diverse protected area.

You can offset your carbon footprint by planting new trees or plants, or by protecting natural forests. Regeneration of healthy soils also increases the capture of CO2. And if you offset in the Sierra Gorda, you’re not just fighting climate change, you’re also protecting biodiversity, and supporting communities in need ¬– a triple return on your investment.

We are pioneers in the field of mitigating carbon

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda was recognized by the National Geographic Society as a leader of the conservation movement in Latin America for our pioneering efforts to value ecosystem services and create local protocols for carbon markets.

We were the second Mexican organization to receive international recognition for developing carbon compensation strategies in high biodiversity areas, using a simple voluntary mechanism that, because it does not involve expensive outside consulting, maximizes benefits for local landowners.


In the Press

Carbon Neutral Planet has earned the attention of everyone. Here is a selection of the best pieces.

  • CNN. Global Climate Action Day (Video)- Reforestation, conservation and carbon sequestration that has taken place in Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, through its various programs in 28 years.
  • Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo at the World Economic Forum in Dubai:



Photography from site, by Roberto Pedraza Ruiz. www.sierragordasilvestre.net

Why Offset with Carbon Neutral Planet?

Today, Mexico is classified as one of the 5 most deforested countries in the world. But the forests that remain are among the oldest and most important in the world. These forests provide natural carbon-sinks, trapping harmful carbon emissions through their soils and vegetation, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

At Carbon Neutral Planet, we work with poor communities to restore and protect the forests of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico’s most bio-diverse naturally protected area.

When you offset with Carbon Neutral Planet, you’ll be:

  • Protecting vital ecosystems from the vicious cycle of biodiversity loss and soil degradation.
  • Providing communities and local forest owners living in extreme poverty with fair compensation for conserving their lands and for the environmental services they provide.
  • Conserving the vital habitats of animals such as jaguars, ocelots, hummingbirds, butterflies and frogs in Mexico's most eco-diverse protected area.

Join the global movement to fight climate change, and at the same time, protect biodiversity and help communities in need. In return, you’ll receive a personalized certificate and your donation will be placed on our carbon offsetting map, so that you can see the land your investment is protecting.

What you can do


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