JoCo Cruise is supporting The Conservation Fund’s efforts to address climate change and habitat loss by planting trees as part of the JoCo Cruise Carbon Roadmap. We encourage all Sea Monkeys to join us and donate to the Fund to offset the environmental impact generated by personal travel to and from the cruise. 100% of all donations go directly to The Conservation Fund.
JoCo Cruise chose The Conservation Fund’s Upper Ouachita National Wildlife project after considerable research. The Conservation Fund is one of the highest-ranked conservation nonprofits in America (see Charity Navigator). Your donation supports the Fund’s ongoing partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana to restore forests. As the forests mature, these trees will sequester greenhouse gases; provide habitat for wildlife; clean water for downstream communities; and create recreational opportunities for all.
Where does my donation go?
Your donation of $20 to The Conservation Fund for this project covers the cost of the site preparation, tree planting, and long-term monitoring and verification of two trees at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. This project was initiated by the Fund in 2010 and verified at the Climate Gold Level of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standards. Given the immediacy of the climate crisis, we recommend donating to pay for four or five trees ($40-50) to lighten your footprint to and from your JoCo Cruise 2020.
We’re doing our part too. JoCo Cruise is committed to accounting for and addressing its carbon footprint. Our initial donation of $10,000 to The Conservation Fund will cover the emissions for our team’s air travel for 2019 and 2020. JoCo Cruise is also offsetting its 2019 and 2020 marine fuel emissions with the purchase of UN Certified Emissions Reductions through the UN’s Carbon Offset platform.
About the Project
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest ongoing floodplain restoration projects in the United States. Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge has vast wetlands, which provide food and homes for ducks. Its mature forests are home to the Louisiana black bear. The Conservation Fund has been working in the area for years to return the land to its natural forested state by planting more than one million trees with its donors and partners. The Fund’s restoration process takes place under the standards of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance at the Gold Level. By working with one of the highest ranked conservation non-profits in America, we can ensure that more than 96% of every dollar goes directly into their mission.
You can read more about JoCo Cruise’s carbon footprint and its emissions reductions efforts at www.jococruise.com/carbon. Be sure to download the JoCo Cruise Carbon Roadmap for complete details.