All of us create carbon emissions when we drive, fly, heat our homes, etc. These emissions are heating our world. We need to reduce them, but how?
You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” So the first step is to measure your carbon footprint.
Our nonprofit will help you do this for free.
Once you schedule your appointment, you’ll receive a list of questions on topics like:
Then you’ll speak with one of our experts for about fifteen minutes. They’ll use a carbon calculator developed by researchers at UC Berkeley to calculate your household’s carbon footprint.
Finally, you’ll receive a free, customized report for your household. It’ll explain how many tons of carbon emissions your household produces, where they come from, and how you can reduce these direct emissions.
You already pay to clean up your physical trash. Why not pay to clean up your carbon trash? After you measure your carbon footprint, you can take responsibility for cleaning it up. How?
There are people around the world working to reduce emissions in dozens of creative ways. For example, planting trees, fixing gas leaks at landfills, even feeding cows garlic and citrus to reduce the methane they burp up!
We’re developing such projects here in Kansas City.
We can compare all of these projects on a cost per ton basis. That is, what’s the most cost effective way to reduce carbon emissions?
Once you know how much carbon pollution your household creates, you can donate a specific amount of money to balance out your emissions.
Best of all, your donation is a very special kind of donation. Instead of donating to a nonprofit to do poorly defined and poorly measured projects, your donation pays for:
What’s it cost to be carbon positive? It depends on your total carbon footprint, but it’s about $25-$30/mo.
As a non-profit, we can accept standard donations, but our main source of financial support is selling these third party verified climate outcomes.
Just like how Girl Scouts sell cookies as a fundraiser, we sell climate outcomes as a fundraiser.
Girls Scouts keep 50-60% of the retail price of cookies as a margin to fund their programs. We use 40% to fund our programs.
So when you donate $20 to Carbon Positive Kansas City, not only are you paying to balance out one ton of your carbon emissions – you’re also contributing to fund local climate reduction projects and workforce development in Kansas City.
You won’t just be carbon neutral — you’ll be climate positive.
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced in a single year by a person or an organization.
What does ‘carbon positive’ mean?
A person’s carbon footprint can be offset so that their carbon impact is a net zero. Carbon Positive means that a person or organization removes more carbon from the environment than they emit.
How much does it cost to be carbon positive?
This depends on the lifestyle of you, your household, or organization. On average, it may cost around $20. To know for sure, book a carbon inventory to learn more about the carbon footprint of your lifestyle.
When I donate how is the money used?
60% of your money directly supports carbon offset projects. 20% of your money is reinvested in local projects. 20% is used for overhead.
How can I be sure that my donation is used effectively?
We conduct extensive due diligence on each project and only purchase offsets from the most established and respected carbon certification organizations.
Who created Carbon Positive Kansas City?
Carbon Positive Kansas City is a program of the Foundation for Regeneration. You can see our founders below.
I have solar panels, an electric vehicle, or pay for renewable energy credits (RECs). Am I carbon positive?
Not likely. Recognition is due for the investments and actions you’ve already taken. However, most modern lifestyles emit more carbon than these actions reduce.
How can I speak with someone at Carbon Positive Kansas City?
We’re happy to conduct a personalized carbon inventory for you. Click Measure Your Carbon Footprint to book a time with us.
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