Cool Earth

Donate to Cool Earth

100% of your donation (minus credit card fees, if applicable) goes to the cause of your choice. Rethink Charity Forward will strive to extend its “zero fees” initiative indefinitely.

If you are making a donation of $1000 or more, or a monthly donation of $200 or more, please send an email to siobhan@rtcharity.org so we can provide you with alternative donation options that could cut back significantly on third-party fees.

Cool Earth helps prevent deforestation by partnering with indigenous villages to build sustainable livelihoods so they earn more by keeping rainforests standing, rather than clearing them. This reduces climate change and preserves the rich biodiversity of the rainforest. 

All dollar and gift amounts on this donation page are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

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Money raised for Cool Earth through RC Forward

Rainforests are vast carbon sinks, manufacturers of oxygen and fresh water, and homes for 10 million species—many of which are endangered and may soon become extinct due to deforestation.

Cool Earth is working alongside 113 indigenous villages throughout the world, providing them with resources to build their livelihoods so they don’t need to rely on money from logging. These partner villages are protecting over 200 square kilometres of forest that lie directly in the path of chainsaws and bulldozers.

Cool Earth only works with villages that approach them, and the villagers drive the partnership. A village decides what it needs most and how funds are spent—on anything from clean water or a new classroom, to midwife training and mosquito nets.

Independent charity evaluators believe donating to Cool Earth is the most cost-effective way of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. They estimate that for $1.90 CAD ($1.50 USD), Cool Earth prevents a ton of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere — that is approximately the amount of carbon dioxide produced in driving a late-model car for 8000 km. For approximately $500 CAD (~$400 USD), the organization saves one hectare of rainforest.