SurfAid #MAKEAWAVE Challenge 2022 Day 14 Update

I am proud to be an Ambassador for the SurfAid's #MakeAWave challenge. I had set out to be either surfing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, doing surf-inspired workouts or something else surf related to make a wave of impact for SurfAid for 30 days in September. For the first 7 days of the 30 day challenge I was either swimming, training on an ergo (kayaking machine), surfing or practicing yoga. Over the past week (days 8 - 14) I've been kayaking, practicing yoga and even floating in a sensory deprivation tank. So far I've raised $20 towards my goal of raisin g over $500 to help SurfAid deliver their programs. When you support my fundraising efforts you give people in remote communities connected to us through surfing a hand up, rather than a handout. SurfAid's geographical focus is on the heartlands of surfing where few visitors but surfers go, making their work unique. Specialising in working in very isolated villages where the maternal and child mortality rates are some

An Easy Way To Make Your Car Carbon Neutral

Car Carbon Neutral

In the past two years, my awareness of my impact on the environment went up a few notches. As part of this, I've become more and more aware of the amount of driving I was doing, going to training, attending kayak and canoe races, going surfing and even heading away from home for a weekend away. I love being out and about in nature, but at what cost to the environment? 

My car uses, on average, 7liters of petrol per 100km which equates to 167.44 g CO2/km. In 2017, the average combined CO2 emissions for a new light vehicle sold in Australia was 182 grams per kilometre (source: www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au), I'm under the average, but I knew I could do better. 

When I heard about Go Neutral, I was very interested; their program was a solution that matched my lifestyle. I was looking for something that was easy to calculate, easy to obtain and that I knew was making a real difference. They have removed every major point of friction from the process. There is no calculator (unless you want one), no questionnaire, and no choosing offset types. They are also very clear and transparent on the projects that they are funding. 


HOW DOES IT WORK?


From an average $90 sticker, between 71 and 84 per cent of your purchase amount is spent on the retirement of carbon credits and GST. When you Go Neutral, your money goes toward carbon offsets that balance your emissions for an entire year. They use offsets for high-quality projects that don't just reduce emissions but build a better Australia, choosing projects that support their vision for a healthier, more sustainable Australia that helps the world fight climate change.


"With Go Neutral, I have tried to find novel solutions to what I see as the main problems with selling carbon offsets to "ordinary people." Time will tell whether this new approach will make a difference, but for now, I can say that it was compelling enough an idea to take seriously and bring into the world." - Casey, the founder of Go Neutral, is an Australian technologist. He is based in Sydney with his family, where he enjoys being a dad and husband and riding his bike.


Please check out Go Neutral for yourself – and if you have a car, scooter or motorbike, consider to go neutral today.

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