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Gigaton Kids Project

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Gigaton Kids Project

  1. 1. The Gigaton Gifts A Project of The Carbon Zero Institute Elton Sherwin Executive Director Carbon Zero Institute esherwin@CZ-I.org
  2. 2. Background Almost 3 billion people use polluting, inefficient stoves and open fires to cook their food
  3. 3. Hurts Families Fine particles lodge deep in the lungs Kills 3 million women and children More deaths than malaria
  4. 4. Hurts the Community Trees are cut Soil erodes
  5. 5. Hurts the Planet Soot heats the air Lands on snow and glaciers
  6. 6. Kerosene Lamps Make the Situation Worse I was born in a village where there were no tap water and electricity. I was using kerosene lamps to study at night. They are very convenient, but also very polluting. You have red eyes very quickly and black nose. Mawuna Remarque Koutonin About 1 ½ billion people use kerosene lamps Creates more soot and carcinogens Dangerous
  7. 7. Gigaton Gifts Empower shoppers in rich countries to make a meaningful difference in places where – $6 plants 25 trees – $15 is an extreme kitchen makeover 7
  8. 8. Gigaton Kids Program Two Part Strategy Part 2- early 2014 Downloadable curriculum (grades 3-12) • Short video-based • Easy teacher prep 8
  9. 9. Today www.GigatonGifts.org 9
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  11. 11. Each Gift Comes with a Description Print or Email • Gift, • Stocking stuffer • Include a tree in each holiday card 11
  12. 12. Some Descriptions Have an Adult and Youth Version Omit In Youth Version
  13. 13. More Complete Story When you cut and burn too many trees: Environmental devastation and poverty and trafficking and misery 13
  14. 14. GigatonGifts.org 1. Health benefits 2. Environmental benefits 3. Economic development – Most of money is spent in poor communities 14
  15. 15. GigatonGifts Long-term Vision • Plant a billion trees • Eliminate open and inefficient cooking fires • Eliminate kerosene lamps 15
  16. 16. Carbon Zero Institute Promote Large, Innovative Solutions Facilitate Gigaton Scale Projects Net Zero Mid Century • Catalyst for big projects with no advocates • Innovative partnerships with NGOs • Innovative partnerships with business Focused on climate change 10,000 years of CO2
  17. 17. Board of Directors Donald Kennedy, PhD • • • President Emeritus Stanford University Editor in Chief, Science, 2000-2008 Commissioner, U.S. FDA, 1977-79 Jon Foster • • • CFO of LS9, Inc., (advanced biofuels and biochemicals) Board of Directors of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1995-1997 Lisa Van Dusen • • • Director, Partner Engagement & External Relations, SV2 Co-directed Leadership Palo Alto, 2012-13 Creator & Host, First Person, interview series of SV change makers Marion O’Leary, PhD • • Consultant for the Carnegie Institution for Science. Previously, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Sacramento
  18. 18. Executive Team Elton Sherwin, Executive Director • 30 years of business experience • IBM, Motorola and venture capital • Twelve board seats, including DrillMap • Author and authority on the business economics of climate change Craig Wesley, Co-founder • Board of directors of Energy Efficient & Sustainability Consulting (EES) • President of Southwall Films (recently sold) • A LEED® Accredited expert in energy efficiency
  19. 19. The Carbon Zero Institute Real Solutions to Protect the Climate www.CarbonZeroInstitute.org 10,000 years of CO2
  20. 20. FAQs Frequent Questions • Who plants the trees? • Who designs and builds the cookstoves? • Who designs and builds the solar lights? Answers • Carbon Zero partners with and funds NGO’s who have a track record of success in each of these areas.
  21. 21. Appendix
  22. 22. Y’all What is the fuss about 2 degrees? Buck it up
  23. 23. Communication Problem Land Warms Twice as Much as the Ocean IPCC AR5 2013 Scientific Jargon* 2 3 4 5 6 Land Temp. Celsius 4 6 8 10 12 Texas and California Fahrenheit 7 11 14 18 22 * Average World-wide temperature increase in Celsius, including the air over the oceans
  24. 24. The chief economist for the International Energy Agency: Current global energy consumption levels put the Earth on a trajectory to warm by 6 degrees Celsius Scientific Jargon* 2 3 4 5 6 Land Temp. Celsius 4 6 8 10 12 “…catastrophe for all of us” Fatih Birol: opening day of annual U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa Texas and California Fahrenheit 7 11 14 18 22 IPCC AR5 RCP85
  25. 25. My Head Hurts! How Do We Even Begin to Solve This Problem?
  26. 26. Today’s Sources Greenhouse Gases and Climate Forcers Other Coal Other • Soot • Garbage • Cement • Refrigerants • Solvents • Chemicals • Misc. Livestock N. Gas Deforest Oil transport
  27. 27. Midcentury Need 2x Energy Other Coal Livestock N. Gas Deforest Solar Other Coal Wind Livestock Conservation N. Gas Efficiency -Tree Oil Oil transport transport
  28. 28. No Silver Bullet Carbon Zero Institute Launchpad Projects CH4 Monitor Gigaton Gifts Other Zero Meat Zero Dairy Biosequestra. Livestock Deforest Gigaton Kids Reforestation Cookstoves Solar Lighting Solar Wind Coal N. Gas Oil Smart Fridge Other CO2 Capture LCFS Ice Batteries Hall of Shame Livestock Coal HVAC 4 Zero Conservation Efficiency PM 4 Zero -Tree N. Gas Water 4 Zero Oil Zero Cities transport Zero Company Zero Utility Zero Fund

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