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We believe a big part of peaceful coexistence is a healthy and clean communities. If we pollute our neighbors’ air, water and land coexisting is made much more difficult. In Kinyarwanda, the word Rwanda translates as “the Universe”. For our mission of encouraging peaceful coexistence to succeed, we need to ensure that our part of the universe, planet Earth, remains a healthy place to live. In order to do our part in accomplishing that, the Coexist team has committed to offsetting our carbon emissions. In fact, we are one of the first documentaries to be filmed in Africa to do this.
What Carbon Offsetting Means
We are partnering with NativeEnergy, the same company that worked with the producers of An Inconvenient Truth, to offset the carbon we create by making the film. Specifically, the flights, the driving, the shipping, and paper products and all those other not terribly environmentally friendly activities we have to do to bring the movie to you.
Where the Money Goes
Your money will help energy entrepreneurs finish renewable energy projects they cannot afford to complete on their own. NativeEnergy is the only organization of its kind offering these kinds of “help build” dollars. By purchasing a share of a project’s long-term offsets, we help NativeEnergy fix a market failure that is preventing the development of many high-quality projects. These innovators are the early adopters of the green revolution and we are happy to support them. Click here to read NativeEnergy’s explanation of how carbon offsets work.