We Call it “Carbon Done Correctly”
We Start with Science
Every international carbon standard requires a project to provide and prove measurements based on peer-approved scientific methodologies. This documentation is reviewed by two independent Technical Advisory Committees. Cool Effect verifies, once more, the work of these Committees as well as validates the financial durability of the project.
This process guarantees projects that are scientifically and financially strong and ethically sound. It also guarantees that our projects are 100% additional—which means that the reduction in carbon emissions would not have happened under any other circumstances.
More Transparency Equals More Informed Decision-making
We hold ourselves to the highest financial and operational standard—no mysterious costs or hidden charges. Over 90% of every donation goes directly to our project partners. The only fee Cool Effect places on your donation is a 9.87% fee.
90%+ Directly to Projects
More than 90% of each dollar you donate goes directly to helping our projects, with a small fee of only 9.87% to help us cover payment processing, research, and possible registration fees.
Here’s a breakdown:
- 1.5% Research Fee
- 2–4% Payment Processing
- Registry Fee (where applicable)
- Remainder for Cool Effect Administration Fee
Our range of global projects are carefully selected, meticulously analyzed, and scientifically verified to reduce carbon emissions.
We scour the globe to find the best projects that measurably reduce greenhouse gases. Working closely with project developers, we are able to ensure that each program is stable, sound, and capable of doing good for both people and the planet.
With a rigorous verification process, we ensure that projects are legitimately reducing carbon pollution. We confirm the science and financials, making sure each project meets the toughest requirements of the world’s major carbon standards (including the United Nations).
We carefully choose the best of the best, providing greater certainty and traceability for the projects in our community. Our selection process ensures tangible emission reductions and confidence in knowing that 90% of each contribution goes directly to the projects.
What This Means
Our strict evaluation process means you get a better, more sustainable way to make an impact. We hold nothing back, sharing our views, expertise, and vital stats on each project, all so you can get a clearer picture of how you’re helping reduce carbon emissions.