Join the Youth Climate Initiative in Supporting the Well Done Foundation
Youth Climate Initiative
Hi, my name is Mateo De La Rocha. I’m a high school student and I live in North Carolina. Like many young people I realize that Climate Change is probably the biggest challenge that we will have to deal with during our lifetimes.
This can be overwhelming and leaves one wondering, “I’m just a kid, what difference can I make?”. There has to be an impactful, accessible, and affordable way for kids to act and feel empowered…
The good news is that there is!
That is why I started Youth Climate Initiative. Soon after, my friends Sebastian Ng, Lila Gisondi and Nora Shipman joined me. Now more kids are joining, and we are taking action.
High Impact + Accessible + Affordable = Youth Empowerment
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that causes at least 80 times more warming than carbon dioxide when it enters the atmosphere. There are millions of abandoned gas wells across the US that are spewing methane. Some of these wells spew way more methane than others do, these are called super emitters. Stopping the emissions from a super emitter well is enormously impactful and can be equivalent to the emissions 100’s of cars or homes.
The Well Done Foundation, an established non-profit (501c3), makes finding and plugging these wells accessible and affordable through crowd funding donations. Youth Climate Initiative is partnering with WDF and has set up this fundraiser to shut down the McCleary super emitter well located on a farm near Akron, Ohio. The farm has horses that had to be relocated away from the well due to safety and health concerns.
We welcome everyone, with your help we can shut down methane spewing wells for good. It’s easy to participate:
- Follow us and learn more though our Instagram (see QR code below)
- Raise awareness with your friends and family
- Please donate, every dollar has high impact (donations are tax deductible)
Who says kids can’t lead?
Super emitters spew so much methane that plugging one makes a huge difference. This means that even small donations from a kid can have a tremendous impact. We think it’s cool that kids can be leaders for positive climate impact!
High Impact Donations - All donations are tax deductible and go straight to the Well Done Foundation, 501c(3) non-profit organization. Donors will receive an email confirmation once a donation is received.
Suggested Donation amounts:
Super emitter carbon equivalence emission based on Well Done Foundation’s McCleary #001 well near Akron, OH. Methane flow rate equivalent to 4,207.97 Metric Tons of CO2e (avg.) per year, using IPCC’s 20 yr. method and Methane GWP = 84.