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Part of Cool Effect’s mission is to educate individuals on global warming and the role carbon offsets play in helping us offset our emissions.

Our Cool 2020 Rewind

Dear Community Members, This past year, amid multiple global challenges, Cool Effect saw unprecedented action from its community. The collective action of our community: Retired over 1 million metric tons of harmful greenhouse gases Helped 7 high-quality carbon projects meet their goals and retire all available carbon credits. Now these projects are investing in improvements [...]

The Carbon Cycle: Questions and Answers For The Future

Today’s concerns for food production, human migration, and water management are all intimately connected with the carbon cycle and how human activity affects it. If you want to take an informed position on nearly any issue that concerns the environment, you should understand how the carbon cycle works. In this article, we will work to [...]

What is Carbon Farming?

Carbon farming has recently appeared in the news as a set of agricultural practices that promises to help alleviate CO2 issues and combat global warming. However, this area in agriculture science is still under development, and there are many questions as to how farmers, companies, and governments can carry out the practices described in carbon [...]

The Importance of Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability has become one of the most common phrases in discussions about climate change. The importance of environmental sustainability can have a significant impact in the fight against the climate crisis. However, many people aren’t clear on what it is or what practical steps to take as individuals or as a company. What is [...]

Creative Climate Change Solutions for the 21st Century

Climate change has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Finding creative and effective solutions to climate change—including ways to stop global warming—is one of the most debated and complex topics for scientists and world leaders alike. The health of humanity and our planet is at stake and, with it, the survival [...]

Greenwashing: What It Is & How to Avoid It

As the climate crisis increasingly dominates headlines and consumer culture, companies are stepping up their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Businesses of all sizes are implementing a range of sustainable practices and highlighting their commitment to climate-friendly initiatives. While most businesses implements meaningful carbon-reducing initiatives, there are some that misrepresent their products or activities [...]

How Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint

Regardless of the size and structure of your business, you can create standards and protocols to make your company carbon neutral. There are several ways businesses can reduce carbon footprint. This process begins by understanding the emissions generated by your company and tracking your current carbon footprint. Once you know your company’s emissions, you can [...]

What is Carbon Footprint and How Can You Reduce Yours?

Climate Change is being felt around the world. Every year we see irrevocable damage melting the polar ice sheets leading to rising sea levels. Increasingly disastrous weather, extreme heat, and fires as well as dramatic increases in ocean temperatures are changing the planet as we have known it for centuries. While human actions have negatively [...]

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gases: A Guide to Understanding Your Carbon Footprint

Climate change is ever-present and can be impacted positively or negatively by the choices we make. We must pay close attention to how our actions affect our future on this planet. One of the best ways to combat this global menace is by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We know that we can make a difference [...]

Carbon Credits: How Do They Work?

Saving the environment will take everyone. Individual efforts and local initiatives are essential, but we need worldwide policies and voluntary action from companies to ensure we meet our targets for lowering emissions. Carbon offsets are a simple way companies of all sizes contribute to positive change for the planet especially when they support high-quality carbon [...]

Carbon Footprint of Flying: Everything You Need to Know

Individuals Air travel has become an integral part of life. Whether it's a flight to a holiday destination, traveling for work, or visiting family, flying in the air helps us reach our destinations thousands of miles away in just a few hours. At the same time, the growing popularity of air travel has become a [...]