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WARM HEART WORLDWIDE INC's Fundraiser:

Stop the Smoke!

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February 14, 2017

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THE STORY:

Smoke kills.

Death is optional.

You can stop the smoke and save lives – including your own.

How?

Buy “solid smoke” from the air

  • Suggested donation: US$500 (17,500 THB) Buy 150 kg. (330 lbs.) of smoke – the equivalent of the smoke from 10,714,350 cigarettes
  • Suggested donation: US$150 (5,000 THB) Buy 45 kg. (66 lbs.) of smoke – the equivalent of the smoke from 3,214,305 cigarettes

What will we do with your money?

  • 100% of your donation will go to farmers to purchase biochar, literally solid smoke.
  • Biochar purchased with your donation will be turned into fertilizer that will be sold to raise funds to buy still more biochar.
  • As fertilizer, all of the biochar will end up in the ground where it will remain forever, sequestering CO2 and improving the soil.

What is Warm Heart's role?

  • Warm Heart does not profit in any way from this project; it is merely the financial agent. 100% of all donations go directly to farmers.
  • Warm Heart initiated this project with farmers in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai, with a grant from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, with which it purchased the equipment farmers are using and trained them to make biochar.
  • Warm Heart is working to develop a market for biochar-based fertilizer to make this project sustainable.

The Story

The burning season is upon us. In January, February, and March, 3,500 people will die in Thailand from smoke related causes. 18,000 will be admitted to hospital for smoke related illnesses.  According to the World Bank, Thailand will spend US$6.5 billion on their care. Everyone who does not die or end up in the hospital will suffer from sore throats, runny noses, red eyes, headaches – and die sooner.

Now you can do something real to stop the smoke.

Half the smoke that blankets North Thailand comes from burning local crop waste. One ton of crop waste generates 6.26 kg. (13.8 lbs.) of smoke.

Not sure what that is?

One kg. (2.2 lbs.) of smoke is equivalent to the smoke of 71,429 cigarettes.

Let’s put this in perspective.

The corn crop of Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai – just one of many corn-intensive districts in the North – alone generates 95,000 tons of waste. When it is burned – and it is all burned – it generates 594,700 kg. (1,308,340 lbs.) of smoke, the equivalent of 42,478,826,300 cigarettes.

What can be done?

If a farmer converts five tons of corn waste into one ton of biochar instead of burning it, (s)he eliminates 31.3 kg. (68.9 lbs.) of smoke equivalent to 2,235,728 cigarettes.

So what can you do to stop the smoke?

Buy it out of the air.

Buy one ton of biochar and you are removing 31.3 kg. (68.9 lbs.) of smoke from the air – US$100 per ton.

What will you accomplish?

  • Reduce the smoke in Chiang Mai.
  • Reduce the terrible public health consequences of smoke.
  • Reduce rural poverty.
  • Reduce the incentives for farmers to burn crop wastes.

Don't complain about the smoke.

Stop the smoke.

Donate now.

 

Photo credits: Marisa Marchitelli

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,865

MONEY RAISED
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  • Salinya Uhde

    $500

  • Clyde Fowle

    $50

  • Steve Epstein

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Virginia Bird

    $100

  • Craig & Jane Houston

    $25

  • Johnny Doyle

    $50

  • Golden Triangle Oxygen User

    $25

  • Mary Beth Rathgeb

    $25

  • Gary & Chalong Wilkins

    $25

  • Expats Club of Chiang Mai

    $1,025

  • Randy Reardon

    $500

  • Chris Lowenstein

    $150

  • Gary Suwannarat

    $250

  • Living Films Advertising Co.,Ltd.

    $150

  • Living Films Co.,Ltd

    $150

  • Patricia Cheesman

    $100

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $100

  • Frances Watthanaya

    $20

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $20

  • Stacey and Craig Marden

    $25

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $25

  • NestingNomads.de

    $25

  • Christophe Wagner

    $25

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $25

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $25

  • Emily

    $50

  • Pairat

     

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $50

  • Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

    $100

  • Anne Bannister

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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15% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,865 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

WARM HEART WORLDWIDE INC

Amount Raised

$3,025

 

12% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Johnny Jen

Amount Raised

$590

 

59% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Gary Suwannarat

Amount Raised

$250

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Jenny Kittikhoun

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

22 hours ago

Anne Bannister

Anne Bannister

DONATION: $50

2 days ago

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

DONATION: $100

Contribution match for PAIRAT (PAIRAT PRUKSACHATKUN) making his donation now worth $200! Wow! Thank you so much for your donation Pairat! I love Chiang Mai and Thailand and want the people here to be healthy! 3 days ago

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

DONATION: $50

Contribution match for EMILY making her donation now worth $100! Woohoo! Thank you so much for your donation Emily! 3 days ago

Pairat

Pairat

Thanks for your concerns about the people in Chiang Mai. 3 days ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

DONATION: $25

Contribution match for CHRISTOPHE WAGNER (CHRISTOPHE WAGNER) making his donation now worth $50! Thanks for your donation! 3 days ago

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

Johnny Jen (JohnnyFD.com)

DONATION: $25

Contribution match for NESTINGNOMADS.DE, making their donation now worth $50! Thanks for your donation! 3 days ago

Christophe Wagner

Christophe Wagner

DONATION: $25

4 days ago

NestingNomads.de

NestingNomads.de

DONATION: $25

4 days ago