Polygon and Return launch a campaign for the Polygon community to take individual climate action

Return
4 min readMar 2, 2023
Return Collaborate With Nori and Polygon Labs

TL;DR

  • Return, Polygon Labs and Nori have collaborated to empower individuals in the Polygon community with the chance to take climate action alongside Polygon.
  • Individuals that take part are rewarded with a limited edition Polygon Skin NFT to be applied on top of their Return Impact Identity.
  • To take climate action alongside Polygon Labs and claim your limited edition skin, visit the Return platform here.

Return, Polygon Labs and Nori are excited to announce a new collaboration with the Polygon community and ecosystem. This is an opportunity for individuals to take climate action alongside one of the biggest and most established Layer 2’s around.

In April 2022, Polygon Labs announced their Green Manifesto, a Smart Contract with Planet Earth, that commits to eliminating all of the network’s carbon debt going back to inception and then going carbon negative in 2022. As web3 emerges as a key technology layer, the perception of its environmental impacts need to be overcome to truly achieve mass adoption. This is something that Polygon Labs has taken incredibly seriously.

As the Polygon protocol takes new and exciting strides towards accelerating their carbon negative efforts in 2023, Polygon Labs wants to include individuals and communities in this impactful journey, which is where Return comes in.

Starting from 2nd March 2023, members of the Polygon community will be able to take individual climate action on the Return platform to be a part of this new and exciting campaign for the planet. All climate action taken will be on the Polygon PoS blockchain, which has already achieved carbon neutrality, meaning all impact made by community members will be additional to these existing actions.

For a limited time, Polygon community members that take individual climate action via the Return platform will receive an exclusive Polygon skin NFT to apply on their newly created Impact Identity, which is a Soulbound Token. This skin represents your commitment to the planet and support of Polygon’s Green Manifesto.

Return, Nori and Polygon Labs’ NFT Skin

The money that is contributed to climate action by individuals will be pooled together and deployed alongside Polygon Labs to be directed towards three climate projects, starting with Nori Carbon Removal Tonnes (NRTs).

This skin will be the first in a series of three that will launch over time to support the overall Polygon Labs campaign.

With this first collaborative step between Return and Polygon Labs comes the opportunity for more important and impactful work. More information is coming soon.

Make an Upfront Contribution

To mint your impact identity and get the first limited edition Polygon skin, visit the Return platform, open the “Upfront Contribution” track and make your commitment here.

About Return:

Return is an innovative climate technology company that provides consumers, businesses and communities with verifiable and incentivized social climate action. The protocol is built on blockchain technology to drive funding towards existing or future climate projects via on-chain environmental assets that will combat climate change.

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About Polygon Labs:

Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 218 million, over 1.15 million smart contracts created and 2.42 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.

If you’re an Ethereum Developer, you’re already a Polygon developer! Leverage Polygon’s fast and secure txns for dApps you develop, get started here.

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About Nori:

Nori is an end-to-end carbon removal marketplace on a mission to reverse climate change. The first crypto-native company to bring carbon removal origination to the distributed web, Nori makes it easy for you to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and track your climate impact. Their carbon removal offsets are third-party verified, warranty-backed, and integration-friendly. Learn more about how Nori is scaling carbon removal here.

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