Digital currencies now make up an increasing proportion of transactions including donations to charities, and we are very grateful to our donors who choose to support Cool Earth in this way.
However, as a climate charity, we cannot ignore the growing environmental impact of cryptocurrencies, which have expanded significantly in recent years.
As cryptocurrencies become more widely used, so has their resulting carbon footprint, due to the energy required to generate electricity for transactions.
As part of an ongoing sustainability review at Cool Earth, we are currently exploring alternative cryptocurrencies with a lower environmental impact.
We will regularly review raising funds through cryptocurrencies and update our policy when lower impact technologies are developed using sustainable energy sources.
Any updates to our cryptocurrency donations policy will be published on this page.