What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? It’s a day of love. In addition to loving the humans in our lives, what can we do to Love Our Planet? We can electronically Love Our Planet (eLOPE) by taking action on-line as well as in the real world.
We can eLOPE in all sorts of ways…
Off-set your carbon footprint:
COOL Effect (https://www.cooleffect.org/) facilitates projects with a mission of carbon offset that also have the benefit of helping people and the planet. Select a project that speaks to you here. They also have a fantastic video about endangered snowmen: https://youtu.be/FX37zuHcwXM
Plant Trees – Virtually!
Many organizations will plant trees for you.
A Living Tribute (https://www.alivingtribute.org/) will plant a tree or multiple trees in memory of your recently deceased or in honor of someone.
Follow environmental organizations on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Many organizations will Tweet news and suggestions on actions you can take to offset your carbon footprint.
These have on-line carbon footprint calculators and programs to offset carbon impacts:
Carbon Fund @
The Nature Conservancy @
CO2Balance.com – Provide carbon offset calculators, carbon offsets go to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects.
Conservation International – Has a Personal Carbon Calculator. Carbon offsets help protect the roughly 832,000-acre Makira Forest in northeast Madagascar.
MyClimate UK – Carbon offsets purchased go toward energy efficiency projects, and renewable energy.
Solar Electric Light Fund – Purchased offsets go toward installation of PV solar lighting in villages that currently use diesel or kerosene.
TerraPass – Makes is easy to use offsets purchased to go toward wind energy, biomass, and industrial efficiency. TerraPass is one of the most well-known and respected carbon offset provider in the world.
The Carbon Neutral Company – Offers access to advice, verification services, project funding, and routes to market for small-scale carbon projects generating regulated credits and credits matching requirements of the CarbonNeutral protocol.