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Posti x Compensate collab makes offsetting the CO2 of your packages possible

Starting Tuesday October 8th, Posti offers its customers an easy, transparent possibility to offset the carbon footprint of all packages sent from one individual to another. 

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Compensation: Selling a Good Conscience or Building a Shift in the Consumer Culture?

Climate compensation sells people a good conscience without actually fixing the root problem of over-consumption. Quite recently I would have been saying the same. This rhetoric is, however, outdated and based on a misconception. My own experience will showcase why.

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Can individual action lead to systemic change?

For a long time, I kept downplaying the impact of individual climate action. I viewed all the small choices morally correct, but insufficient and meaningless in the big picture. I have come to think differently. Individual action is desperately needed, because through individuals, the culture changes. And when the culture changes, the system changes too.

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Compensate awarded at the 2019 Helsinki Design Awards

Compensate received the Talent of the Year -award.

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Here’s How Strong Customer Authentication Will Affect Your Monthly Compensation

In September 2019, new requirements for authenticating online payments are coming to effect within Europe. Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a new European regulatory requirement to make online payments more secure and to reduce fraud.

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From Your Payment to a Carbon Dioxide Binding Tree? This Is How Compensate Works

How exactly does Compensate use your payments? How long do funds rest on Compensate’s bank account? Does someone get a percentage? With this blog post, we will answer all these questions – and maybe a few more!

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Compensate secures new funding to continue growth

With new funding, Compensate focuses on growth and expertise.

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One month of Compensate: Sweat, tears and carbon dioxide

Compensate launched a month ago on Friday the 24th of April. The air in the main hall was thick with carbon dioxide and aspiration as almost 700 people were immersed into the world of Compensate at the University of Helsinki. After that day the weeks have flown by and trees have begun to green, but what exactly has happened after the launch?

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In Finland, the Compensate Foundation is building a carbon negative everyday life in partnership with companies

The non-profit Compensate Foundation, founded by Antero Vartia (a former member of the Finnish Parliament) wants to offer a new way to combat climate change. The Foundation, together with partner companies, provides concrete means to halt climate change, aiming at systemic and structural reform on a global scale: a carbon negative world where each of us can make a real difference with our consumer choices.

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How does Compensate work?

Compensate's goal is to make carrying your share of climate responsibility as easy as it is to pay a VAT. Almost every time we consume something, we also generate emissions. But nothing justifies this dumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is why we should be able to pay, as a part of our everyday actions as consumers, for more carbon dioxide to be absorbed from the atmosphere than our emissions generate.

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