As member of the Cool Farm Alliance, we are using the Cool Farm Tool (CFT) for the calculation of the total farm footprint, including all sources of the internal CO2 emissions. In addition to the assessment of the CFT our Standard is assessing data of afforestation & reforestation, compost requirements, renewable energy as well as the soil carbon sequestration. With the help of the CFT it is possible to get a holistic picture of each farm’s impact.
The cool farm tool covers the five different areas of tree, compost, renewable energy, soil, and Livestock and this is how:
The Economy of Love Standard uses verified assessment tools for the collection of data on the amount of carbon emissions, sequestration, or avoidance. It allows the EoL to sell carbon credits under verified conditions. To ensure that a farm meets all Economy of Love criteria, the following key requirements have to be met: