Reduce your carbon footprint


Our Carbon Footprint

Santuario Sisterfarm is a carbon neutral organization. That means we do everything we can to reduce our carbon “footprint”—and then offset whatever carbon emissions we weren’t able to reduce.

  • We reduce our carbon footprint, recognizing that we in the industrial world need to make a radical change in our behavior to stop adding to the climate-change problem and become part of the solution.

  • We offset whatever carbon emissions we can’t reduce, recognizing that we owe the rest of the world a carbon debt. Our offset, or debt payment, is invested in projects that focus on building a new, clean, renewable energy infrastructure—particularly in poorer areas of the world.

We urgently need both to reduce our carbon emissions and to build a renewable energy future to avert catastrophic climate change on Earth. Some areas are already feeling devastating effects of climate change.

Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, an Ekimo-Kalaallit elder “The ice is melting.”

That’s what Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, an Eskimo-Kalaallit elder from Greenland says. Uncle, as he is known, says they first noticed something was amiss in the world in 1963 when a trickle of water was sighted in a massive ice wall in the dead of winter, when it had been -22F for three months! “Today that trickle has grown to roaring rivers of water pouring out of the big ice into the Atlantic Ocean…. Greenland is our miner’s canary. The certainty that our world is changing, and those changes will alter our way of life at best, and destroy them at worst.” Angaangaq says that 62 years ago the ice walls were three miles thick on average; today they are only 1 mile thick.

According to the fourth report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), composed of some 2,500 scientists from over 130 countries:

  • Global warming is real
  • It is being induced by human activity
  • Action by all nations is urgently needed to “avert a global climate disaster.”

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC’s chairman, said when the report was released: “If there’s no action before 2012 … that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”

While government action (local, national, and global) is essential if we are “to avert a global climate disaster,” each of us needs to be part of the solution since each of us contributes to the problem.

Help be part of the solution! Measure, reduce, and offset your carbon footprint.