The Targeted Emissions Reduction Agreement (TERA) at UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco has a robust sustainability program with multiple initiatives across the entire campus and medical center designed to reduce its impact on the planet. Its newest program, TERA, is a student-led initiative that targets carbon emissions associated with air travel. While business and academic air travel is necessary and unavoidable, TERA asks UCSF departments to compensate for the associated emissions by purchasing carbon credits from a grass roots project that verifiably reduces greenhouse gases. The partnership with Cool Effect will offset travel emissions with a cookstove project that creates a healthier home.

Calculate Your Department’s Air Travel Below

Domestic Travel

= 0 tonnes

International Travel

= 0 tonnes
Total Travel Offset
1 tonne = $12.00 USD

Where Does The Money Go?

Cool Effect is home to over a dozen projects around the globe, all working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions everyday.

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 credit charges, research, and possible registration fees.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • 1.5% Research Fee
  • 2–4% Credit Card Fee
  • Registry Fee (where applicable)
  • Remainder for Cool Effect Administration Fee

Who is Cool Effect?

Cool Effect works with the world’s best carbon-reducing projects, giving people an easy way to effectively fight climate change. Combining science and transparency, our approach allows individuals to verifiably reduce carbon emissions and help transform communities around the world.