Earth Day is Saturday!
Why not give your family, friends, neighbors, coaches, teachers, clients and colleagues a gift of honoring our planet and make a positive impact on our world and environment?
CarbonFund benefits ALL of us that live here (on earth, that is — we assume this includes YOU).
They support three types of carbon offset projects (Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Renewable Energy). Each type plays an important role in the fight against climate change. The projects they support are third-party certified to meet the same high standard that thousands of companies, organizations and governments rely on to ensure quality environmental protection. Check out some of these very cool projects here.
CarbonFund is having a Sweepstakes for a Costa Rica Eco Tour Vacation (seven day eco-tour journey for two). Enter for free by clicking here. You can also earn bonus entries for each $1 tree-planting donation that you make. Seven days in Costa Rica would be amazing, right?
We donated $100 this week to Plant 100 Trees for Earth Day ’17.
Join us in donating… or enter the Sweepstakes!
Why Donate to CarbonFund?
- Help protect the Earth for all of us.
- It’s quick, easy, and relatively painless.
- Chance to win an amazing Costa Rica Eco Tour Vacation.
- Feel confident that this organization is working on many levels to fight climate change that we all are responsible for creating.
- Feel good about yourself for being part of the solution.
Why Plant Trees?
Deforestation is responsible for about 20% of climate change. Reforestation and forest protection are critical parts of the solution.
- Absorbs carbon dioxide to reduce climate change
- Improves air quality
- Preserves biodiversity
- Controls flooding by minimizing runoff & topsoil loss
- Provides habitat and nutrition for wildlife
- Creates jobs managing tree nurseries, planting & care
That’s cool. I want to donate to plant trees with CarbonFund.org! DONATE.
What is Climate Change? Why is it Happening? Is it Real?
Climate change is real, we are all responsible for it and we all must be part of the solution!
Since the Industrial Revolution started in the middle of the 19th century, carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere have increased steadily and dramatically from the burning of fossil fuels, namely coal, oil and gas, and to a lesser degree from methane and industrial gases.
This increase in CO2 from roughly 280 parts per million (ppm) prior to the Industrial Revolution to about 392 ppm today is having a dramatic impact on our climate, both warming our climate and altering our weather with more droughts and more very extreme weather events. Our sea levels are rising and entire countries are at risk of disappearing. If the Greenland glaciers fail, global sea levels could rise by 20 feet, swamping low level areas around the world, including Florida and Manhattan, causing global catastrophe.
Breaking down the problem, this does not need to be an insurmountable task. Reducing our emissions just 2% per year would do it. Carbonfund.org helps individuals and businesses understand climate change and develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop and reduce our climate crisis.
What else can I do?
REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF YOUR CAR
Drive better – Studies have shown up to 30% of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a ton of CO2 per year by:
– Accelerating slowly and smoothly
– Driving the speed limit
– Maintaining a steady speed
– Anticipating your stops and starts
Maintenance – Keep your car tuned up and running efficiently.
More Maintenance – Replace your air, oil and fuel filters according to schedule.
Tires – Keep your tires properly inflated (just this can save 400-700 pounds of CO2 per year).
Make your next vehicle a fuel-efficient one – Check out EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide for info on miles per gallon as well as EPA SmartWay® certified vehicles, meeting rigorous air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions standards.
Household fuel efficiency – If your household has two cars and one is used mostly for commuting, make the commuting car a real gas sipper if you can’t for both.
Go to CarbonFund.Org for more great ideas about how to reduce and offset your carbon footprint.
If you would like to donate, please click here.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!