Got an idea and would appreciate your opinion on it. Roast it if it’s what the idea deserves, no problem!
I was thinking that I’ve being particularly hypocritical taking all those planes, while I’m also showing support to Greta Thunberg every time I have an opportunity to do so. I’d like to realign myself a bit, probably keep trying to reduce my number of flights on one side, and offset my carbon impact on the other.
It’s this latter part that this idea is about. Offsetting generally implies paying extra to plant trees, it’s nice but I think most of what this achieves is giving participants good conscience, not actually have a long term positive impact (imho), hence I was wondering if maybe something better could be done.
What if a DAO is created with the intent to fund whatever project would be deemed most impactful to solve the climate crisis? For example, I personally would like to fund a campaign to end the part of the Chicago Convention that prevents taxing aviation fuel.
Anyone could participate as much as they want, for example I’d add 10% to each of my plane ticket, of my rental cars, in order to fund this DAO. Although it would be a non-financial-profit, just for the sake of achieving a positive impact, that wouldn’t precludes a reputational profit that would motivate people to fund the DAO. A sort of green movement for Earth, the Aragon Greta DAO?
I wouldn’t want to lead this by myself so if others are interested to do this I’d be happy to know, this would certainly be most exciting as a group effort. I’d put 10k to get this started and see where it goes. I wouldn’t expect this to take shape quickly though, initially maybe I’d like to see how fast we get to 100k, then we can start seeing how we can combine brain-power to have maximum impact with our funds?
That’s all I’ve got for now. If AraPeeps are interested, we can then certainly define what type of Aragon DAO would be most fitting, and other technical bits.