THURSDAY, AUGUST 06, 2009
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

Climate Action Fund: Not another phony carbon offset program

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Do you feel inclined to purchase offsets for your carbon footprint, but are skeptical of the hundreds of offset programs out there?   Well, if you haven't heard the news already, RAN just released our own version of a carbon offset program called the Climate Action Fund (CAF).

Sure, CAF helps you calculate your emissions and lets you pay according to your tonnage of carbon.  But what differentiates us from everyone else is that your money goes STRAIGHT to front-line community activists fighting the fossil fuel industry.

You heard right - CAF uses your contribution to give as small grants to dedicated activists involved in cool projects such as fighting to shut down power plants and lobbying against coal mining permits. So far, we've given grants to Black Mesa Water Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, Little Village Environmental Justice Coalition, and Climate Ground Zero.  And we want to give many more!

Right now, we are asking organizations and businesses to sign on as a CAF member and address their work-related emissions!  If your workplace is interested in a unique offset program, please check out our website at www.ran.org/caf.

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