Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

In the last decade, the markets for carbon offsets have grown tremendously in scope breadth and rigor. Meanwhile, impacts of global warming — from stronger, wetter storms to higher temperatures — become ever more present in the day-to-day lives of normal people. This is a call to action. Buying voluntary offsets can and should be a regular part of the casual environmentalist’s lifestyle, just like recycling or carpooling. In this series sponsored by Cool Effect, we’ll explore the voluntary carbon market, how to participate and why now is the time for action.

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LIVARI: How 3 Women are Leading the New Sustainable Fashion Movement
How many pairs of jeans do you own? How many t-shirts? How many pairs of shoes? A $3 trillion dollar industry employing roughly 60 million people, the fashion industry accounts for 2 percent of the world’s GDP and supports many adjacent industries, including agriculture, petroleum, mining and construction. It’s also an industry that historically hasn’t been very earth friendly. Boston...
Jan 10, 2018 2:20 PM ET
How Individuals Move the Needle by Buying on Voluntary Carbon Markets
Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to reach record highs in 2017 and again in 2018, according to estimates by the Global Carbon Project. This comes after a three-year period where emissions remained flat, which many scientists...
Dec 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Carbon Offsets Help Salesforce Go Net Zero 33 Years Early
In 1998, when Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, Dee and Richard Lawrence, along with their daughter Skye, headed south, to help with the country’s recovery efforts and wound up starting a cookstove project that greatly reduces carbon pollution. Eighteen years later, the Lawrences founded ...
Dec 14, 2017 12:25 PM ET
Today: A Giving Tuesday Chat With Cool Effect at #CarbonCantHide!
Join Cool Effect, March for Science, The...
Nov 28, 2017 7:15 AM ET
Cool Effect Rolls Out Its Holiday Gift Packs
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah just around the corner, crowdfunding platform Cool Effect is rolling out a new set of...
Nov 27, 2017 3:15 PM ET

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