Ziggy Marley is taking action on climate change and global poverty by offsetting his Fly Rasta tour’s CO2 emissions by partnering with COTAP!
— Ziggy Marley (@ziggymarley) May 9, 2014
Ziggy is Taking Climate Action to The Next Level
COTAP is thrilled to have Ziggy as our first public figure Cotapper. Ziggy’s leading by example on global warming by taking responsibility for his global tour’s CO2 emissions. With COTAP, he’s going further by supporting our 5 certified projects on 3 continents which improve livelihoods for people living on less than $2/day.
Join Ziggy by Offsetting Your CO2 Emissions with COTAP
You can join Ziggy by offsetting your carbon emissions through COTAP. We’re a 501(c)3 public charity, so your transaction is tax-deductible in the U.S., and 90.9% of your transaction is allocated evenly to COTAP’s projects in Nicaragua, Malawi, India, Mozambique, and Uganda. If you like, you can also calculate your emissions and/or specify a custom mix of projects to support. The average annual U.S. carbon footprint is 18 tonnes (the $178.20 “Quick & Easy” option on this page).
Last but not least, all Ziggy Marley fans who offset through this page will receive a free COTAP car magnet in the mail!
More About Carbon Offsetting
Carbon offsets are the market-based tool for addressing your CO2 emissions from things like driving, flying, and home energy use. By offsetting, you are addressing your personal contribution to climate change by compensating others for removing the emissions which you haven’t yet been able to eliminate. When you offset through COTAP, you’re improving incomes for some of Earth’s poorest communities.
Offsetting should be done alongside other equally important personal climate change actions, like advocating for cleaner energy and reducing your CO2 footprint.
More About How COTAP Works
COTAP pools purchases of carbon offsets by individuals and organizations to support certified forestry projects which compensate farmers for planting, maintaining, and protecting trees on their land. All projects are certified by Plan Vivo, the longest-standing forestry carbon standard in the world, and the only one requiring projects to have detailed plans for direct carbon revenue sharing with participating communities.
Project performance is monitored and verified, and farmers receive front-loaded, performance-based payments over a period of 7 to 10 years for carbon sequestration which is projected to take place over the course of 25 or more years. In addition, farmers benefit from their trees’ fruit and nut crop income, increased food and fuel security, improved soil quality, and reduced erosion.