September 20, 2016
COTAP founder Tim Whitley was interviewed by Mark Brush for a piece called “Can you really offset the carbon dioxide you put in the atmosphere?” which aired September 20th on Michigan Radio’s award-winning The Environment Report. The piece also aired on Interlochen Public Radio.
March 14, 2016
COTAP was featured in the “Where to Buy?” section of a piece entitled “At South By Southwest, Carbon Offset Sellers Aim For New (And Offbeat) Buyers.” The piece originated as a PR effort by newcomer offset retailer Cool Effect’s expensive launch at South by Southwest (Déjà vu!) and also mentioned Stand for Trees and Climate Neutral Now. Not too shabby, considering that COTAP’s bootstrapped and the other guys are backed by those with much more money than us – Overlook International Foundation, USAID, and the United Nations, respectively.
March 1, 2016
COTAP appeared in In The Black, the monthly business magazine of CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Australia with circulation in 127 countries. CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 150,000 members, over 25,000 of which hold senior leadership positions.
In the article entitled “What is the environmental impact of wanderlust?,” author Michael Gebicki writes that COTAP’s transparency “stands up to scrutiny” among the many other carbon offset schemes which “offer at best an opaque view of what they do” with your money.
February 14, 2016
Both COTAP and our partner the Clinton Development Initiative’s Trees of Hope project were mentioned in a Washington Times piece entitled “Bernie Sanders goes carbon-neutral as Hillary Clinton breaks pledge.” We should note here that COTAP is a public charity, and that it’s independent and non-political. That said, when the article came out we noted on social media that we felt this article had an unnecessarily negative spin on it (this Oct. 2015 piece from CNN was just as bad).
Here’s why. Though the article made an interesting point or two, it was substantively misleading about the offsetting process: it’s not appropriate to offset emissions of a given scope or case (i.e. a presidential campaign) until after all of the emissions have occurred and have been measured. In other words, at the time this article came out it wasn’t (and still isn’t) possible for any candidate’s presidential campaign to break a carbon neutrality pledge until after the election is done – in November 2016.
COTAP Featured in “100 Under $100” by Betsy Teutsch
February 4, 2015
COTAP’s pleased to announce that we’ve been included in a new book called “100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women” written by Betsy Teutsch and to be released on March 6, 2015.
100 Under $100 is a comprehensive look at effective, low-cost solutions for helping women in the Global South out of poverty. Most books on this subject focus on one problem and one solution; author Betsy Teutsch instead spreads her net wide, sharing one hundred successful, proven paths out of poverty in eleven different sectors—including tech, public health, law, finance, and more—in a visually striking book full of images of vibrant, strong women farmers, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, and
humanitarian tech stars doing exciting, cutting-edge work. Eye-opening and compelling, 100 Under $100 is an accessible entry point for globally-attuned readers excited about using a broad range of tools to empower women and help alleviate poverty in the developing world.
COTAP Featured by Years of Living Dangerously
September 22nd, 2014
We’re pleased to announce that COTAP is a featured solution in multiple categories of the “What We Can Do” section on Years of Living Dangerously’s new website! Years of Living Dangerously is an Emmy-winning Showtime documentary series about climate change featuring correspondents such as Harrison Ford, Lesley Stahl, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, and Don Cheadle.
In this interview with Rolling Stone Brazil, Ziggy Marley discusses his new album, partnering with COTAP to offset his tour’s CO2 emissions, and his father’s legacy.
SiliconBeat, the tech blog of The San Jose Mercury News, covered the news that Ziggy Marley is offsetting the carbon footprint of his Fly Rasta tour with COTAP. Read the article here.
Ziggy Marley Partners with COTAP!
May 8, 2014
Six-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley is now a Cotapper, leading by example and addressing the CO2 emissions from his Fly Rasta 2014 world tour. Learn more at COTAP.org/Ziggy.
— Ziggy Marley (@ziggymarley) May 9, 2014
COTAP is now an official offsets provider for Costa Rican sustainability consulting firm 100-SD. An article about our partnership appeared in La Nación, Costa Rica’s leading newspaper, in an article entitled “Empresa 100-SD certificará compañías costarricenses como c-neutrales.”
Costa Rica aims to be the first carbon neutral country by 2021. Together 100-SD and COTAP will be providing Costa Rican businesses of all sectors and sizes with the service of measuring, reducing, and offsetting their carbon emissions!
October 18, 2013
Our carbon footprint reduction tips got recognized in an article entitled “Cinco acciones diarias para cuidar el medio ambiente.”
June 16, 2013
Our carbon footprint calculator was recognized in a Provo Daily Herald article entitled “House to declare independence — from high energy bills.”
Clinton Foundation Blog: Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty
November 6, 2012
“Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty” is a guest post by COTAP founder Tim Whitley about the relevance and practicality of carbon offsets for individuals, as well as how and why COTAP connects individuals with forestry projects in least-developed countries in order to create life-changing income for rural farmers.
Check it out on the Clinton Foundation’s blog here:
…And on the Huffington Post here:
The Clinton Foundation Partners with COTAP
See the press release on PRWeb at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10036880.htm.
COTAP on New York Times Dot Earth Blog!
August 23rd, 2012
COTAP was covered on The New York Times Dot Earth blog in a piece entitled “Action Plans on CO2 that Go Beyond ‘Woe is Me, Shame on You.’”
COTAP on The Huffington Post
April 27th, 2012
COTAP was covered in a Huffington Post Piece entitled “Do you COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times”
COTAP featured on Sierra Club’s blog
April 11th, 2012
COTAP on IdeaMensch
March 19th, 2012
COTAP founder Tim Whitley answers startup blog IdeaMensch’s questions exploring COTAP from the entrepreneur’s perspective.
Check out the article at http://ideamensch.com/tim-whitley.
COTAP on Grist
February 6th, 2012
COTAP’s thrilled to have been recently featured on leading environmental news site Grist.org!
Check out the article here: “Plant a tree, pay a salary, save the climate — all at once”
COTAP Launch Press Release
September 30, 2011
August 17th, 2010
COTAP’s first press! Bay Area sustainability blogger Greencognito (Rich Schwerin) had some questions for Cotap.org. Given the recent cold Bay Area weather, we agreed on a fireside chat format! You can check out the interview here