AALL Conference Travel Offset Project

Clean Cook Stove Travel Offset Project for 2018

Lower your impact on the planet and help improve human health by supporting the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section (SR-SIS) travel offset project!  Donate here.  (You might even consider this to be your individual participation in the Paris Climate Agreement!) A $6 donation offsets a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the average emissions for an AALL member’s travel to/from Baltimore, MD.

Offset Travel

The SR-SIS Committee on Environmental Sustainability is encouraging you to support our clean cook stove project to lower your personal carbon footprint from travel to and from the conference. In addition to offsetting the carbon dioxide pollution created by travelling for the AALL conference, you will be helping to improve the respiratory health and lives of families in Africa.  If you are not attending the conference, consider offsetting your vacation travel or your general footprint.

About the Project

“In a country where 93 percent of people cook food over toxic fires, an unexpected invention is saving both the lives of locals and the planet at large: a cook stove. By making cook stoves affordable to Ugandans, this project is reducing carbon emissions by 58 percent per household. And just as important, it’s saving the lives of Ugandans and their families by lowering the absurd number of deaths from noxious smoke.” Learn more at the Cool Effect website.

Major Project Benefits

a) offsets are very low-cost, tax-deductible, and less than 10% of your donation goes toward administrative costs;
b) the project alleviates poverty by reducing the cost of cooking fuel and creating jobs;
c) the project helps reduce respiratory illness and death; and
d) the project is third party verified.

How do the Offsets Work?  Your donation helps make efficient, clean cook stoves accessible to families in Uganda. These stoves lower CO2 emissions by replacing unhealthy and heavily polluting cooking methods.  This lowers dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and significantly improves the respiratory health of these families. Learn more about greenhouse gas offsets at the David Suzuki Foundation website.  Learn about Cool Effect offsets.

Contact: Lewis Zimmerman, chair of the Committee.