COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.
All projects that reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are equally valuable in addressing global climate change. The key is to make sure that the emission reductions are real. So how do you do that?
I'm interested in minimizing my impact while promoting social change. When I learned that the Marda Permaculture Farm had a system using donations to plant trees in Palestine, I decided to go that route.