Fight Climate Change & Poverty… and get a running shirt!

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which empowers individuals and organizations to take action on both climate change and global poverty. COTAP counteracts your unavoidable CO2 emissions through certified forestry projects that improve livelihoods for rural communities where incomes are < $2/day.

Offset 10 or more tonnes ($99+) and get a free running shirt

Important Terms:

  • This offer is open only to participants of the 2017 Napa Valley Marathon who offset 10 or more tonnes ($99+) through this page by March 15, 2017.
  • Limit one free running shirt per participant.
  • Fulfillment. COTAP utilizes PayPal, and COTAP will forward sizing information to the email associated with your donation made via PayPal on this page. Participants must respond with their sizing information by March 22, 2017. Shirts will be mailed out beginning approximately April 5, 2017.

Carbon offsetting through COTAP is a tax-deductible donation for U.S. Residents. COTAP’s Federal EIN is 27-4220630.

If you have any questions, please email us at info at cotap dot org or call us at (855) 65-COTAP.

The Types of Projects Supported by Your Offsetting

Carbon Footprint Calculator (U.S.)

Where Your Money Goes

Your tonnes will be evenly allocated to our projects and you will receive a detailed offset acknowledgement like this one. Your tonnes will be included in our public carbon credit retirements on the Markit Environmental Registry like this. You can track COTAP’s progress and download projects’ annual reports, which contain detailed accounting of payments to communities, in our Transparency section.

Learn More About COTAP

Check out the Mission, Projects, How It Works, How We’re DifferentTransparency, and Standards sections of our site and see our above menu.