Microsoft buys carbon credits from US rice farmers

Signal of change / Microsoft buys carbon credits from US rice farmers

By Gwyneth Marcelo / 13 Jul 2017

U.S. Rice Farmers Turn Sustainability into Carbon Credits, and Microsoft Is the First Buyer

Microsoft bought carbon offsets from rice farmers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California who had worked for the better part of the last 10 years to implement conservation measures on their farms. Through a complicated measurement and verification process, these conservation steps ultimately translated to carbon offsets purchased by the software giant.



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