Global Cool Foundation aims to reduce carbon emissions. We do this through three different activities:
- Inspiring and enabling low-carbon behaviours amongst the UK public, through our Global Cool campaign.
- Educating children in UK primary schools about climate change, through Project Genie.
- Rolling out low-carbon technologies in less developed countries, through our work with SolarAid in Zambia.
Support for Global Cool Foundation’s approach
“Dangerous climate change cannot be avoided solely through high level international agreements: it will take behavioural change by individuals and communities.” – The Stern Review
“74% of people felt that “we are heading for environmental disaster if we don’t quickly change our habits”, yet 59% said that “they are doing nothing about it” – RSA
Global Cool Foundation is not a grant-making organisation and therefore does not accept applications for funding.
Global Cool Foundation also actively manages our own carbon footprint. We conduct an annual assessment of our greenhouse gas emissions. Here is the assessment for calendar year 2008, conducted for us by Ecometrica. We will shortly publish the results of our 2009 assessment.
Global Cool - a green lifestyle movement that works with the entertainment and media industries to inspire people to think differently about sustainable lifestyles
Projects We Support
Project Genie - a programme that tackles climate change through children, based on the belief that children are one of the quickest routes to changing behaviours
Solar Power in Africa - supporting the roll-out of solar technology in Zambia to give communities and households access to clean and renewable energy
Praise for the Global Cool Campaign
"This is a fantastic organization working to help people find ways to save energy and be greener without sacrificing the things they enjoy.'" - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
"Global Cool does a great job" - Ed Miliband MP, Then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
"Global Cool is tackling one of the most important challenges facing humanity. What Global Cool is doing is brilliant" - Dame Suzi Leather, Chair, Charity Commission
"I need guidance. I really want to do well, but I honestly don't know how to do well unless somebody tells me.... and that's where Global Cool has a future" - Stephen Fry, British Actor
"Global Cool is such an energizing idea and non-profit... and incredibly impressively communicated and shared" - Sarah Teacher, Institute for Philanthropy
“Global Cool uses extensive market research to make carbon - saving cool rather than boring. And so has an influence beyond the usual Guardian-reading liberals. I’m impressed." - Ellie Stringer, New Philanthropy Capital
"We really value our relationship with Global Cool. Their campaign to promote ‘Traincations’ was highly imaginative and in terms of positioning they are a great brand fit for us" - Emma Harris, Director of Sales & Marketing, Eurostar