The project integrates online and offline elements to educate
people the dangers of the huge quantities of low-quality carbon
offsets proposed by the US and other developed countries.
With the Senate debate heating up, with proposals for double and
triple counting offsets threatening UN talks, and with more scandals
erupting from offsets, we think the timing couldn’t be better.
Please help spread the word:
Take a minute to laugh at the videos and the ridiculous website, add
CROC to your Facebook / MySpace / Twitter contacts and forward it to
others. See below. And, feel free to use the farcical message from
Carl Cardova, CROC’s spokesperson, to pass the story along to bloggers
and other contacts.
P.S. Here’s an email I intercepted from Carl Cardova, chief press
liaison for the Carbon Regulatory Offset Committee, or C.R.O.C. 😉
You are receiving this because you have been deemed to be an
“influential” by someone who works for me whose name I don’t know. Who
am I? I’m Carl Cordova, chief press liaison for the Carbon Regulatory
Offset Committee, or C.R.O.C.
Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of thecroc.org. At
C.R.O.C., our mission is a simple one: extend the flawless logic and
sound reasoning behind the carbon offset system to the average person.
For too long, only big polluters corporations have been able to wallow
in the glory of carbon offsets. What are carbon offsets? In a
nutshell, the philosophy behind them is this: doing something good for
the environment earns you the right to do something bad to it. Makes
sense, right? Thought so.
This system just makes too much sense to limit it only to these
big-polluting multi-national corporations. Our new website exists to
announce this initiative and explain to the good people out there that
their pro-environmental deeds (driving a hybrid, recycling plastic
bottles, etc.) can now earn them the right to perpetrate some good ol’
corporate-style environmental devastation.
Please feel free to plug the living daylights out of this new online
destination and embed our informative, entertaining videos into that
blog-type arrangement you have there. If the environment had manners,
it would thank you.
Sure, some environmental groups like Green Peace are quick to point
out that if all of the allotted carbon offset points were used, it
would basically allow these companies to delay action for years, but
they’re missing the point.
And the point is this: THERE’S A NEW WEBSITE! AND IT’S ON THE INTERNET!!
P.S. Please take a minute so we can give CROC an instant online following:
Become a CROC fan on Facebook at
Then update your Facebook or Twitter status with the following text:
“Can you believe this CROC! http://www.thecroc.org”