“According to the Kyoto Protocol countries and corporations can trade their CO2 quotas. This means that the right to pollute can be allocated to those willing to pay.
The more CO2 quotas we buy â€“ the more expensive it gets for the industry to pollute with CO2. Hopefully, this will make them rethink the continued use of fusil fuels. Letâ€™s buy back our climate!”
CO2QUOTA.ORG IS A WEB-BASED NGO
The idea is simple. Together we can buy the CO2 quotas of the world in order to own them without using them.
By offsetting the CO2 quotas we limit the emission of CO2 and prevent global warming.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We buy CO2 Quotas from the world and instead of using the quotas we issue a certificate corresponding
to the size of the quota and sell it to you. In this way the quota is never used.
Whatâ€™s the guaranty that the quotas arenâ€™t used anyway? Our accounts are audited by Deloitte.
All our revenue will be used to maximize purchase of CO2 quotas.
WHO IS BEHIND?
We are a small group of environment-friendly people from Denmark believing in the opportunities
of the internet. The internet enables people to communicate. The internet democratizes the world.
In other words: The internet gives people a voice and a platform for action and participation.
“Youâ€™ve probably heard about the global warming song and dance: rising temperatures, melting ice caps and rising sea levels in the near future. But Earthâ€™s changing climate is already wreaking havoc in some very weird ways. So gird yourself for such strange effects as savage wildfires, disappearing lakes, and freak allergies.”
The author of ‘Poop Culture‘ shares his thoughts on some new, eco-friendly flushers:
“The restrooms are bright, airy, and plastered with infographics explaining the benefits of the Clivus Multrum foam flush toilets. Instead of flushing with 1.6 gallons of water, these toilets generate a biocompatible foam to lubricate the bowl and wash your waste down into the compost receptacle below. It uses just three ounces of water â€” 98.5% less than a normal toilet. According to Clivus Multrum, this facility will handle over 500,000 people a year and save over a million gallons of water.”
“The architecture was great, the place was sparkling, and everything about the experience was top-notch â€” except when it came to flushing the toilet. Whenever Iâ€™m in a public toilet, my inclination is to flush with my foot. Thatâ€™s what my dad taught me, and the lesson stuck. No matter how clean-smelling these toilets may be, theyâ€™re still public toilets, and public toilets are disgusting. No one wants to touch anything in a public toilet. And yet:
“I didnâ€™t want to touch the toilet lid, which I had to move to access the flush button. And I certainly didnâ€™t want to touch the flush button â€” never mind touching it twice, as the sign implores. Enlightened pooper though I may be, I can only imagine all the disgusting fingers that have been jabbing into that hole â€” fingers that have just swiped toilet paper across a dirty butt, but have not yet been cleansed with soap and water.”
French inventor Lucien Gambarota and Wharton grad and entrepreneur Doug Woodring are bringing clean, sustainable energy to the gym using good old-fashioned manpower. The two have joined forces with Hong Kongâ€™s California Fitness, a subsidiary of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, to launch a revolutionary concept in which energy burned off by exercisers is diverted and converted to power lighting fixtures, while excess energy is stored in a battery. The gymâ€™s 13 step, cycling and cross-training machines in the â€œPowered by YOUâ€ program are popular with members. As gym member Rita Wong states, â€œItâ€™s very good motivation. You can watch yourself burning fat to turn on the light.â€
“At the moment, less than 7% of Europe’s needs are covered by wind power, biofuels or solar energy.
But in the Navarra region, in north-eastern Spain, almost 70% of the electricity comes from the wind and the sun.
You do not have to look far in Navarra to see a windmill. Not the sort that Don Quixote fought, but the hi-tech turbines that provide much of the electricity here.
With no coal, oil or gas of its own, this mountainous region deliberately went for renewable energy in the late 1980s.Â The first wind farm was built in full view of the regional capital Pamplona, so that people could get used to it.
Now, with some 1,100 windmills dotted all over Navarra, this tiny region is capable of generating more electricity from renewable sources than big EU countries like France or Poland.”