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COTAP featured in “Where to Buy?” section of Ecosystem Marketplace article

March 16th, 2016




COTAP was highlighted 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 bad, considering that COTAP’s bootstrapped and the other guys are backed by those with much more money – Overlook International Foundation, USAID, and the United Nations, respectively. Yes, we’re a little bit jealous… how can you tell?!

COTAP in CPA Australia’s “In The Black” Monthly Business Magazine

March 2nd, 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.

COTAP and Trees of Hope mentioned in The Washington Times

February 14th, 2016




Both COTAP and our partner the Clinton Development Initiative’s Trees of Hope project were recently 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, we feel this article has an unnecessarily negative spin on it (this Oct. 2015 piece from CNN is just as bad).

Here’s why. Though the article makes an interesting point or two, it is 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, 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 in “100 Under $100” by Betsy Teutsch

February 4th, 2015

COTAP’s pleased to announce that we’ve 100Under$100-sidebarbeen 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.

Learn more about the book and author on the official 100 Under $100 website and order the book on Amazon.


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, 9-part Showtime documentary television series focusing on climate change. It premiered on April 13, 2014, and features correspondents such as Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Lesley Stahl, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Don Cheadle.