Make it Personal
The effects of climate change are already evident. But there is hope. We must all take action now to reduce or slow the worst consequences of climate change. Here's how you and your family can help:
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Use The Nature Conservancy's carbon footprint calculator to measure your — or your household's — carbon footprint. The carbon footprint calculator will estimate how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your activities emit each year.
You can help reduce the buildup of carbon pollution that is causing climate change and protect and restore critical wildlife habitat by participating in The Nature Conservancy’s voluntary carbon offset program. The first project in the voluntary carbon offset program was the Tensas River Basin Reforestation Project in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Through the project, the Conservancy reforested private lands to capture and store carbon and restore critical habitat to native species in an area that is important for conservation. Given the generous financial support for this project by Delta Air Lines, Delta Air Lines customers and other Conservancy supporters, through the voluntary carbon offsets program, the Tensas River Project has been successfully replanted and permanently protected, while also providing a means for contributors to offset their carbon footprint. Having achieved success at Tensas River, we have retired the project from the voluntary carbon offset program in order to provide donors an opportunity to support new carbon offset projects where financial support is currently more urgently needed.
Donate online now to support The Nature Conservancy's work to confront climate change in your area and around the globe.
Get the Facts
The science of climate change is complex, but everyone should know the basics: the Earth is heating up because gases produced from vehicles, power plants, deforestation, and other sources are building up in the atmosphere, acting like a thick blanket over our planet.
Think climate change is too big of a problem to solve? Think again. Small changes in our everyday lives can make a big difference.
As many have discovered, trying to calculate your carbon footprint and then find a credible carbon offset can be a complicated process. But there are some questions that you as a consumer can ask to determine whether a particular offset is a good choice for you and your conscience.