$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
Daniel Poynter
Daniel Poynter
$85622

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
$26400
Purnima Bose
Purnima Bose
$24145
Monali Das
Monali Das
$23133
Josh Driver
Josh Driver
$20680
David Harting
David Harting
$21314
Jeffrey Haverly
Jeffrey Haverly
$37411
Nancy Moldenhauer
Nancy Moldenhauer
$38863
Quiet Cut
Quiet Cut
$22572
Julia Spangler
Julia Spangler
$20020
Adam Weber
Adam Weber
$37088


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
Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS)
Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (BRICS)
Brian Donahue
Brian Donahue
Evan Dunkin
Evan Dunkin
Carol Dunn
Carol Dunn
Liam Hobson
Liam Hobson
Angie Jones
Angie Jones
Greg Kempf
Greg Kempf
Mason Merkel
Mason Merkel
A C Nellis
A C Nellis
Takoda Potts
Takoda Potts
Steven Rigg
Steven Rigg
Rae Schnapp
Rae Schnapp
Steph Silva
Steph Silva
Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Heidi Takada
Heidi Takada
Gene Tempel
Gene Tempel