Kick Global Warming works with youth, adult and professional teams. To make your youth or adult team carbon neutral, click though to our Carbon Offset page. Prices range from $20 to $50 depending on your type of team. These numbers have been averaged taking into consideration average travel distances to fields, average number of players carpooling and average vehicle gas mileage. To buy carbon offsets through kickglobalwarming.org, please click on Purchase Carbon Offset below. The secure payment page accepts all major credit cards with proceeds (after 3% regular credit card fees) going to Sustainable Travel International.
Who Are We?
Kick Global Warming is dedicated to influencing the citizens of our planet through soccer (football outside of North America). Funded by Natural Habitat Adventures, an eco-tourism adventure travel company based in Colorado, Kick Global Warming began with the Colorado Rapids U-23 team by making them the world's first carbon neutral soccer team. All donations are used by Sustainable Travel International to create alternative energy solutions.
Your company can support Kick Global Warming by sponsoring the Colorado Rapids U-23's. Contact Peter Ambrose at 303-449-0809 for details.
Here's How Carbon Offsetting Works
Every time we drive or fly or use energy we give off carbon dioxide or other gases that are harmful to the Earth's protective ozone layer. As the ozone is compromised the planet warms
We are not saying: "Don't drive or don't use energy". That would be impractical. We are, however, encouraging people to first minimize the energy you use by carpooling, using mass transit and buying energy efficient vehicles. Then, to compensate for the harmful greenhouse gases you do emit, we ask that you offset them with a small donation that goes to alternative energy programs.
Donations made go to such energy programs as building a methane capturing facility on a sewage plant in South Africa; or providing solar ovens to replace coal-burning ovens in Ethiopia; or installing solar panels to replace diesel generators in Costa Rica. All of these programs remove harmful greenhouse gases from our atmosphere. Basically we're saying try to reduce where you can, and where you can't reduce, please pay to remove greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere.
Why Focus on Soccer Teams?
Because soccer is the most popular activity on the planet and, as soccer fans and players ourselves, we believe that it can serve to be a great influence on humankind, from the desert tribes of Africa to the masses of inhabitants in New York City. Like all activities, the peripheral actions associated with soccer - such as driving to practices and games - emit greenhouse gases. If we, as soccer enthusiasts, offset our emissions we can encourage others to reduce energy use and to offset the energy we do use. The world's game protecting the planet.