Please help FOFR and the FDEP Coral Program to offset the Carbon Footprint of the 38th Bi-Annual USCRTF Meeting, being held Southeast Florida
August 7-11, 2017
Thank you for your interest in helping to offset the carbon footprint of the 38th United States Coral Reef Task Force Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale Florida! This important meeting can make an even bigger positive impact on the environment with the help of your contribution.
Using Broward County’s Plan It Green carbon offset calculator, we were able to estimate a cost of $10 per participant to make the USCRTF meeting carbon neutral! This calculation considers the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from the event based on transportation, electricity usage, and food production.
Your contribution will fund local projects to plant trees right here in Broward county for the purpose of capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere. Reducing atmospheric carbon helps lessen the effects of ocean acidification and rising temperatures which helps keep our coral reefs healthy. As an added bonus, trees are also good at preventing soil erosion, mitigating the heat island effect, and providing shade and habitat for native species.
We estimate the total cost for carbon offsets is approximately $2500, and if we raise more than that amount, we'll purchase more offsets and/or put the extra money towards other important 38th Bi-Annual USCRTF Meeting green initiatives.
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Interested in sponsoring this USCRTF Meeting as a major or greening sponsor? Please visit our USCRTF Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Page for more info!
To make a general donation to FOFR, please
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CONTACT FOFR: For more information and additional ways to support FOFR as a donor, sponsor, or volunteer, please contact: Scott Sheckman (FOFR President) via Email at info(at)floridareef.org or Telephone: 310-741-7617.
NOTE: FOFR is a Florida Registered (# CH43825) United States 501c3 nonprofit corporation, Fed Tax # 47-3822204.
Donations to FOFR are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law -- Please consult your tax adviser for more info.
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Suggested Donation of $10
Any Amount You Wish to Give
$3.00 minimum please, thank you!