We all have that friend of family member that is the HARDEST to buy for when the holidays roll around. They are usually that same person who wants for nothing because they appear to have everything above and beyond what they need. Nothing wrong with that, however buying an exciting gift for an individual like that can take some time and thought to get it right.
Imagine searching for a cool gift in an online marketplace that shares eco-friendly projects from around the world and lets you purchase a contribution towards a project of your choice and gift it to a friend or loved one. This is what Cool Effect is all about – a non-profit crowdfunding platform that provides individuals the opportunity to support carbon emissions reductions by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. Their main mission is to support projects around the world that verifiably reduce carbon pollution to fight climate change.
It might seem out of place to give someone an “eco” gift if they aren’t the green type, which is why the Brewtiful Gift caught my eye. This gift helps support coffee farmers in distant lands that are affected by the ever-growing climate change problem. For a coffee lover who appreciates exotic coffee, they may feel great about having a gift in their name that is helping keep that brew in their mug. I wouldn’t consider myself the ‘greenest’ person around, although I do recycle – a gift like this never dawned on me because it’s not a problem we see every day. I believe the more we shed light on problems such as these, the better chance we have of coming together and helping solve these global problems.
For those who purchase this gift bundle, you also receive a personalized certificate that states what the contribution in your name will be used towards along with instructions on how to fold an origami mug so you have something ‘tangible’ to wrap up and gift. Plus I love that a large portion of the funds go direction to fund the project so no hidden surprises!
Check out Cool Effect to learn more about their programs and also about how they can help you with your taxes too!
Cool Effect is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and they also send your donation to projects that actually reduce global CO2 emissions. Discover the ones that inspire you the most and decide where you will reduce your tonne of carbon emissions. Consider it your Cool Effect your end-of-year “friend with tax benefit” for the year!