Children today are growing up on a planet increasingly impacted by global warming. By raising their awareness and engaging them in local solutions now, we sow the seeds for a more sustainable future.
Whether you are planning a field trip, a gathering or event, or are just concerned about climate change, Earth Deeds partners with schools and camps to help them measure and account for their unavoidable CO2 emissions. Rather than buy carbon offsets, which have little transparency or educational value, we enable you to onset emissions and support local solutions to global warming. Here’s how onsetting works.
Create a “Team”: A Team is any size group connected through a common event or activity. You can choose to work with individual classes or camp sessions or entire school years or camp seasons.
Choose a Project: We can help you identify local initiatives, perhaps even at your school or camp, such as energy retrofits, organic produce, or new educational programs. Projects are not limited to ones mitigating CO2 and we have a database of over 100,000 projects if you need help in finding one.
Measure Emissions: We provide you with custom calculators, pedagogical materials, and reports to engage your students or campers in measuring, understanding, and tracking emissions from individual or group travel. We’re happy to offer technical support and consulting as needed.
Contribute Funds: Individuals or families contribute online and account for their unavoidable emissions based on the social cost of carbon the best scientific estimate of the actual costs of emitting CO2. We also provide crowdfunding tools to help solicit additional funding if desired.
Support the Project: We transfer collected funds to the projects you choose. Earth Deeds retains a 15% fulfillment fee to enhance our capacity to combat climate change and help other organizations become carbon conscious.
Celebrate: We offer social media tools to promote your efforts and the project you are supporting. We also can provide a Carbon Conscious ecolabel you can display on your website and materials.