How do low-carbon projects work?
Low-carbon projects remove/reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere
Emissions = climate change
Our climate is stable when greenhouse gases are balanced in the atmosphere.
We’ve knocked it off balance by increasing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing greenhouse gas sinks.
We’re emitting more than ever
Kiwi household emissions have risen by 11.8% since 2007 and we each emit 1.8x more than the global average per year.
Even if we do our best to reduce our own emissions, we can only reduce so much. It's impossible to reduce our emissions to zero.
Low-carbon projects can help
Low-carbon projects reduce and remove emissions from the atmosphere. Many of these projects need funding to go ahead.
They can include things like forestry, renewable energy, biogas, cookstoves and clean water projects.
If we help fund them
As a type of climate finance, projects that meet certain criteria may be issued offsets to sell through regulated marketplaces based on the emissions they can save.
Purchasing offsets and helping fund these projects lets us verifiably reduce global emissions. Fewer emissions = a more stable future climate.
How does the collective work?
We put your donations to work, funding low-carbon projects for a better future for all of us
Step 1. Sign up to contribute $5 a week
We’re a nonprofit so 100% of every $5 contribution goes to funding low-carbon projects (after bank and regulatory fees).
It only takes a minute, there is no minimum commitment period and you can cancel anytime.
Step 2. Help fund clever low-carbon projects
Your contributions finance green tech projects around the world. Projects that are proven to reduce emissions but need funding to go ahead.
All our projects are certified by the highest industry standard (see the FAQ for details).
Step 3. Clean up our atmosphere
Each dollar spent on projects saves kgs of carbon emissions from our atmosphere.
It's a highly cost-efficient way to help minimise the climate crisis.
Step 4. Give vulnerable communities a hand
All our projects have a raft of bonus benefits (aka co-benefits) in the communities where they are located e.g. creating jobs, improving health, empowering women, preserving biodiversity etc.
Help those most at-risk build climate resilience.
Step 5. Be part of the collective
Join our unstoppable community of Co-Benefactors living lightly on this planet.
Keep score of every project you make happen, all the carbon you save, and the co-benefits you create on your dashboard.
How do co-benefits work?
Co-benefits are the bonus positive externalities we get when we take climate action