Yes! All Crowd Cow orders are 100% carbon neutral.
We'd love to see a bigger shift to sustainable agriculture, and we support that everywhere we can! Our carbon offsets are in addition to that. It's true that just planting trees doesn't equate to CO2 reduction. We looked at that approach and decided against it, that's not what we're doing here.
The Cordillera Azul project we fund in the Amazon is part of a UN program called REDD+, with an explicit focus on carbon reduction. The project prevents deforestation and develops the local economy to bolster support for better land management. The carbon offsets this creates are based on their permanent impact on CO2. It's rigorously audited and, based on the research we've done, legitimately helping fight climate change.
Here's a deeper description of the project we support in Peru: