To ensure global warming doesn't increase 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels will require an all of the above approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Companies, governments, and individuals must immediately reduce their carbon emissions and offset what can't. Offsetting is not an excuse, but when properly done, it can strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, support sustainable development, and help efforts to eradicate poverty.
Meta Carbon develops software to help consumers learn about their carbon footprint and to engage with their favorite brands to work together to reduce atmospheric carbon.
Our first project is our collection of Carbon Creature NFTs. Our unique, collectible NFTs each represent an animal from an important habitat and each NFT is designed to help you reduce carbon emissions in addition to being a fun collectible game piece and avatar.
Our first drop of Creatures are Silver Back Gorillas, each is frozen in Carbonite and each removes at least one tonne of carbon from the atmosphere. One tonne is approximately equivalent to a round trip flight from New York to London in economy class. By purchasing a Creature Token, you are helping to offset your carbon footprint, supporting habitat preservation charities, and collecting a cool avatar for your social media profile.
Meta Carbon prides itself on transparency, so every Creature token we sell includes full , blockchain secured, documentation of where every penny (or Eth) of your purchase price went (we even disclose payment processing and platform fees). As an example, here's where the $50 from our first Mint of Carbon Creatures goes:
Credit Card or other Payment Processor Fees: Nearly 5% ($2.50) of every transaction goes to payment processing and platform fees. This is unavoidable and can vary depending on the processor or the price of Eth if you purchase directly on OpenSea or Mintable
Meta Carbon Platform Fees: 5% ($2.50)
Carbon Offset Projects, Native Artists, Environmental Charities: 25% ($10.00)
1 Tonne Carbon Offsets (approx 1-way flight from JFK-->LON): 36 % ($18)
Meta Carbon Startup Fund (THANK YOU!): 29% ($14.50)
Our first collection (drop) is limited to 100 Creatures. You can pre-buy yours here now, or wait to mint yours on Sept 20th. There are only 99 Silverback Gorillas remaining.