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Climate Change

How You Can Help

Sometimes, when a problem is global in scale, it’s hard to believe that the actions of one person can make a difference. But sometimes even little acts of empowerment can have big results.

Here are some things you can do right now: 

Donate to Our Climate Change Work

The Nature Conservancy’s climate change work is ambitious, and touches every part of the globe – from a summit of world leaders in Paris at COP21, to adaptation work in Southeast Asia, to an activated citizens’ meeting in Ohio on energy efficiency. We need your help to make change happen. Please donate to support our climate change work today.

Lead a “Low Carbon Lifestyle”

Greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are largely responsible for climate change, and most efforts aimed at addressing climate change focus on the reduction of these emissions. There are choices you can make today that can help curb climate change related pollution.

Limit your use of fossil fuels

Every day you make choices about how to get to work, what temperature to set your thermostat, what products you buy, and a range of other things big and small. Many of these decisions have an impact on your “carbon footprint” – how much fossil fuel consumption, and therefore greenhouse gas emissions, result from your choices.

A wealth of information is available on low-carbon choices you can make. Biking to work instead of walking. Using more efficient light bulbs in your home. Unplugging electric devices when not in use. These actions and many others reduce your carbon footprint and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that promote climate change.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint 

When you offset your carbon footprint you help to slow climate change and to save and restore critical wildlife habitat. Measure your carbon footprint right now!

Your generous contribution will be used to support projects that protect standing forests, improve forest management and plant trees where forests once existed, as well as measure and verify the amount of carbon that they store over time.

Provide support with a monthly contribution! Not only is our monthly giving program paperless, it's also one of the best ways to provide ongoing support to the Conservancy.

About The Nature Conservancy Carbon Offset Program

Climate change and forest experts designed and implemented this program, which will produce measurable benefits to the atmosphere and meet or exceed the highest standards available today for voluntary carbon markets.

Read about the types of projects that your contribution helps to support:

Projects within the program are designed to meet or exceed the highest standards available today for voluntary carbon markets.

If you have any additional questions, concerns or comments about the standards used in the offset program, please don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us what you think about climate change, forest carbon projects and the carbon market.


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