Carbon for Cash


Project Contributors: Kate Baker, Nika Gorski, Caroline Willett

Community Partner: Zanmi Kafe, a carbon offset program in Haiti

Zanmi Kafe’s work offsets carbon emissions by planting trees on Haitian farms, which improves economic stability for the farmers.

Problem: Zanmi Kafe needed a uniform process to pay farmers and to efficiently calculate carbon sequestration using a vast amount of raw data.

Solution: To solve this issue, Sewanee DataLab developed an interactive dashboard that displays and analyzes the data.

Impact: DataLab’s work has allowed Zanmi Kafe to quantify and analyze the carbon sequestration of their project. The dashboard created will continue to calculate data in future years and serve as a model for other small-scale carbon markets.