The World Health Organization has called Climate Change the greatest threat to public health in the 21st century. People everywhere are buying Carbon offsets to help accelerate the development of clean energy generation systems.
The Sextant Foundation is offering you something more – Tons of Hope. “Tons of Hope” are carbon offsets generated by projects completed by the Sextant Foundation to bring solar power to people who have few resources. When you buy a Ton of Hope, your money will go to buy the panels for the next project; your purchase will give Hope.
But, because we are using volunteers to train local people to put the Sextant panels on the roofs of medical facilities, we are bringing training (to install and maintain systems), local jobs (to install and maintain the panels), clean air (displacing loud noxious diesel generators), better access to healthcare (energy can be one of the largest costs for low-resourced healthcare facilities), and most of all, hope.
And so, a “normal” ton of carbon might cost $12 (http://www.terrapass.com/shop/individuals-families/). But, a normal ton does not support health and healthcare, in addition to fighting the threat to public health; a Ton of Hope is the ultimate tool for advancing public health.
A Ton of Hope costs $2,000.* Your Ton of Hope will provide 50 watts of solar power for the next project, and $1,988 of it will be tax deductible. Because every dollar counts, and goes directly to the projects, you can purchase Pounds of Hope, at $1 per pound.
You may also buy pounds of hope for $1/pound with a minimum purchase of 100 pounds.
Solving this problem is going to take all of us, and this mechanism provides a crowd-sourced way for everyone to help. Here are some of the benefits when you buy a Ton of Hope:
Note: To ensure that the projects are truly generating the promised carbon reductions, carbon offsets in most markets are certified by accredited companies using standard protocols. The costs of these certifications are so high that smaller projects cannot afford them – the certifications cost more than the offsets are worth. So, Mazzetti (www.mazzetti.com), an international engineering company, is donating its services to certify these offsets in accordance with the Gold Standard (http://www.goldstandard.org).