Skip navigation

$50,000 Club

Introduction

 

We don't have to save the world. We just need to become carbon neutral and ensure our friends understand three basic concepts:

  1. Our footprints harm others ($10,000 annually for a typical household)
  2. We can measure our carbon footprints easily (a 30 minute phone call)
  3. We can clean them up affordably (for less than our water bills)

 

Then something magical will happen. Why? Because math. You help some friends become carbon neutral. Then they help others. Then those others help others.

Eventually that’s a lot of people. Those good ripple effects will expand forever, and they could all start with you!

The $50,000 Club

 

According to researchers at Stanford University, each ton of CO2e causes $220 in damages. When you clean up 227 tons you’ll prevent $50,000 in damages. That’s your household and 4-5 others.

Once you accomplish this historic achievement, you'll be awarded a bottle of champagne and your very own coffee mug.

This is how we are shifting social norms. Every decent person cleans up their trash. Soon every decent person will also clean up their "carbon trash." Every religion believes in the do no harm principle. That’s what we all want. Your friends just need you to educate them -- one conversation at a time.

Social Costs Averted
Vicki Bohlsen
Vicki Bohlsen
$60016
Daniel Poynter
Daniel Poynter
$56857

The following have prevented over $20,000 in damages and are almost in the illustrious $50,000 club:

Social Costs Averted
Colleen Altschul
Colleen Altschul
$39140
Josh Bach
Josh Bach
$34945
Purnima Bose
Purnima Bose
$24145
Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS)
Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS)
$24860
Monali Das
Monali Das
$23133
Josh Driver
Josh Driver
$20680
David Harting
David Harting
$21314
Jeffrey Haverly
Jeffrey Haverly
$37411
Nancy Moldenhauer
Nancy Moldenhauer
$43325
Joshua Potter
Joshua Potter
$28327
Quiet Cut
Quiet Cut
$22572


And these folks are on their way. They are carbon neutral, and they've helped at least one friend become so as well:


Kristian Aleixo
Kristian Aleixo
Tom Bogenschutz
Tom Bogenschutz
Brian Donahue
Brian Donahue
Evan Dunkin
Evan Dunkin
Carol Dunn
Carol Dunn
Lauren Fiedler
Lauren Fiedler
Chris Hagan
Chris Hagan
Liam Hobson
Liam Hobson
Ian Illig
Ian Illig
Angie Jones
Angie Jones
Greg Kempf
Greg Kempf
Steve Kratzer
Steve Kratzer
Anne Laker
Anne Laker
Mason Merkel
Mason Merkel
A C Nellis
A C Nellis
Takoda Potts
Takoda Potts
Steven Rigg
Steven Rigg