We are thrilled this year to partner with Trees, Water & People (TWP) to reduce the carbon emissions created by traveling to the Natural Hazards Workshop. We realize it is up to us to help reduce our impact on the environment, and through supporting TWP community projects in Latin America and on U.S. Tribal Lands, we can not only reduce our carbon footprint, but we can also support communities that face natural hazard risk, deforestation, and economic challenges in rural areas.
How Does Carbon Offsetting Work?
Trees sequester CO2 as they grow, and TWP’s efficient cookstoves reduce the amount of firewood burned by a Central American family for cooking, thus reducing emissions into the atmosphere. When you fund this work, you offset a portion of the emissions generated in your daily life. Trees planted in TWP community-led nurseries offset at least one ton on CO2 emissions as they mature. Due to rapid growth rates in the tropics, a mature tree will generally achieve this sequestration in a 10 to 20 year period.
When you offset your carbon footprint, you're saying YES to helping people and the planet! The TWP carbon offset project entails a voluntary donation that helps fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in climate vulnerable locations. Offset your flight emissions at: treeswaterpeople.org/co2.
Example offset costs by distance traveled:
$10 for short domestic flights within the U.S.
$15 for long domestic flights within the U.S.
$20 for international flights to the U.S.
Questions? Please contact Katie Murphy at Katherine.Murphy-1@Colorado.edu.
About Trees, Water & People
For over twenty years, Trees, Water & People has been a leader in reforestation, the design and distribution of clean cookstoves, and other clean energy products which greatly reduce the use of natural resources for energy creation. Their work is guided by two core beliefs: (1) that natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management and (2) that preserving local ecosystems is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.