In June 2008, if you are a B.C. resident, you will receive a Climate Action Dividend payment of $100. The purpose of this cheque is "to help British Columbians make lifestyle changes to reduce their use of fossil fuels". The question is, in what are you actually going to spend your hundred extra dollars?
Are you going to install double pain windows? Or fix the draft under your front door? Maybe buy a few compact fluorescent lights? Or maybe use it for a night out in town, driving, going to the cinema and eating pop corn?
The B.C. Government will be handing back a total of $440 million dollars to its citizens with the notion that they will use it as 'climate action' money!?? Maybe if we come together we could do something of significance...
A hundred dollars might be disempowering when one has the intention of doing something for climate change or the environment. But if we collectively come together and combine that money, we could have a positive impact. Not only could we have a positive impact on the environment we can also positively affect many people's lives.
Climate Change is a global phenomenon, so reducing GHG here or in South Africa has the same effect globally. MyClimate, is a well recognized organization based out of Switzerland that is helping people and organizations offset their CO2 emissions. Here is how:
myclimate supports carbon offset projects in developing and emerging countries, in Africa, Latin America and Asia. These measures in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency firstly lead to emission reductions and secondly make a positive contribution to sustainable development in the region: new jobs and opportunities for income, improved living conditions and an improved standard of living for the local population and technology transfer.
For more details on their projects click here
My $100 isn't of much use by itself.
But if it is combined with others if could make
a significant difference in GHG reduccion as well
as positively impacting many peoples lives.
If you would like to pledge your $100 to fight climate change and make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of people in the Global South please fill in the form below.
If you have any other ideas on how to spend your $100 for fighting climate change we would love to hear them. Please share your idea with us by using the 'comments' button below.
Last update : 19-01-2011 13:26