This giving Tuesday you may want to consider giving to the planet through Climate Neutral. This new company works with businesses to evaluate their carbon footprint, reduce their carbon emissions and offset the rest. Now, through a Kickstarter campaign, they are also offering a way for individuals to offset their carbon footprint for the year.
Climate Neutral is “working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by putting a price on carbon emissions.” They have designed a logo that can be put on hang-tags and marketing materials to indicate that a product / company is “Climate Neutral”. The label will make it easy for consumers to identify the companies and products that are committed to protecting the planet from climate change.
Climate Neutral was founded by two of our favorite outdoor companies, BioLite and Peak Design. In their quest to make their own businesses carbon neutral they were surprised how easy it was to measure their carbon emissions and how relatively inexpensive it was offset the portion of their footprint that could not be avoided. Their new goal is simple, make it easy for other businesses to do the same.
There are similar initiatives to this — 1% For The Planet, POW (protect our winters), Save the Waves, etc. In fact you may also want to check out the My Planet Pass from 1% For The Planet as an additional way to make an individual impact!