The first drop of approx. 1,000 Creatures will be available to our white listed customers by November 19th, 2021 and to the public on November 20th 2021 on OpenSea. Our artwork is handcrafted so it takes time to develop and we also want the community to have a say in the Creatures that are developed and the charities that benefit. In addition we’re still improving the NFT process e.g. we have created 3 super rare Ambassadors per Creature, these are fully moving animation and will additional power-up ability in our game environment. This is why we will plan on two subsequent drops by the end of December.
It is important that you get your name down on our white list, as it secures preferential placement in the line on mint day and locks in the price of the NFT (0.05 ETH) at the time of registration.
For our initial drop, Carbon Creatures will cost a minimum of 0.05 ETH per NFT. We reserve to increase this price right up to mint day.
Each NFT drop will be individually priced. Our first NFT drop will be priced no lower 0.05 ETH + gas per NFT. We reserve the right to adjust prices right up to drop day. Registering your interest on our website locks this price in for you, without obligation to purchase. Because we are on the Polygon blockchain, gas prices are quite low. Membership to Carbon Creature Club is granted for as long as you hold your NFT. Post sale, the price will be dictated by the market on third-party platforms such as OpenSea.
Carbon Creatures prides itself on transparency, so every Creature NFT we sell includes full, blockchain secured, documentation of where every penny (or Eth) of your purchase price went, (we even disclose payment processing and platform fees). As an example, here's a breakdown of where the sale from our very first minted Carbonate-Gorilla goes (based on $50 sale):
NB. The amount of carbon offset will be based on the percent of the total amount of money raised (per drop) as opposed to the sale of each individual NFT. The amount of carbon offset advertised on each NFT is for demonstration purposes only. We do have future plans to make this field fully dynamic.
Carbon Creatures are a collection of 8,888 unique creatures trapped in carbonite and living as NFTs on the Polygon blockchain. They’re 3D, animated renders, individually hand generated by artists with meticulous attention to anatomical detail, and very trapped! They come in a variety of different angles, colors, and 32 endangered creatures. The more rare a creature is in the world the fewer there will be in the collection. We have also introduced 96 Carbon Creature Ambassadors, with full animation. Ambassadors are very rare and will have future power up potential.
It means that you get to release the Creature back into its natural environment, and what does that looks like? Now that's a surprise! That's all we can say at this point other than you have to want to save the world and own at least one Carbon Creatures NFT to benefit.
When you purchase a Carbon Creature NFT you are directly contributing to reducing many tonnes of carbon from our planet’s atmosphere. When the average amount of carbon captured from the atmosphere reaches 16 tonnes per Carbon Creature, (an average carbon footprint of an NFT owner p/a in the USA) all Creatures will have the opportunity to unlock!
Not only does each Carbon Creature NFT contain a very cool designed unique character, they also serve as your membership into our Carbon Creature Club. From music and events to activities, we have a whole metaverse of brilliant features in the roadmap which we can’t wait to share with you. Carbon Creatures can be downloaded in MP4, and PNG format within 48 hours of launch.
In addition, holders of Carbon Creature NFT’s own all commercial rights to the purchased Carbon Creature, with the ability to freely exploit them, including creating derivative works. This will include customizable backgrounds and music as well as other features.
The majority of the money you spend on purchasing a Carbon Creature NFT is spent to purchase verified carbon offsets as well as to nonprofit charities tasked with ensuring the welfare of our featured endangered creatures and their habitats.
Carbon Creatures takes advantage of all the work done on carbon measurement, verification, audit and the registration community. All of our carbon offsets have been vetted and registered with either VCS (https://verra.org), Gold Standard (https://www.goldstandard.org) or the American Carbon Registry (https://americancarbonregistry.org). Most are also certified for certain Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals) allowing you and Carbon Creatures to support communities in protecting their local environment.
In short, yes, blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and NFTs all have a large carbon footprint however, Carbon Creatures couldn't, with good conscience, launch a carbon backed NFT without using the most energy efficient process available. As a result Carbon Creatures have been developed on the Polygon Network (formerly Matic), which is able to reduce the emissions normally associated with minting NFTs on Ethereum by almost 99%!
While some NFT’s claim to be carbon neutral (through donations), Carbon Creatures NFT’s are in fact - hundreds of times carbon negative!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who're furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.
Carbon Creatures NFTs have associated carbon offset projects that can impact multiple SDG goals at a time. Various carbon projects do multiple things. For example, if a carbon offset project is associated with replacing a wood burning cook stoves in homes with a more eco-friendly one, these projects reduce co2 emissions, improve the health of people living in the huts where the stoves exist, reduce the foraging required by women for firewood which can put them alone in places where they’re at risk of rape, and give them time to do other productive activities, reduces deforestation, etc. As another example, a project that restores mangrove forests can produce food, increase clean water, provide economic benefits from fishing or tourism, improve life on land and under water, etc.
To build awareness among individuals about what they can do to address climate change and create a movement to drag corporations and their politicians, kicking and screaming, to do their part too. No more excuses. Our goal is to use the power of the Carbon Creatures brand to attract corporations into our metaverse, where the key requirement is to be aggressively working towards ‘real-world’ carbon neutral. The fight against climate change needs a unified global solution from corporations to individuals. Your participation in purchasing a Carbon Creature is a small but important first step in this fight.
In case you are reading this because you want to ‘help save the world’ and are new to the NFT space you might find this explanation helpful. “Non-fungible” means that something is unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a dollar is generally fungible - you’d be happy to trade a $1 bill for another $1 bill, they’re basically the same. However, you might not trade your Mickey Mantle Rookie baseball card for my Spencer Torkelson, 2021 baseball card. They’re sort of the same thing (baseball cards vs $1 bills), but they’re far from equivalent. Bitcoins are fungible currency tokens (like dollars), but a unique piece of digital art is one of a kind. NFT’s are Non-Fungible-Tokens, basically a digital receipt for something unique or the equivalent of a digital deed for a real estate property. In the case of Carbon Creatures our NFTs are collectible creatures, digitally signed and mathematically proven to be unique.
Yes. At this time, you must have a blockchain wallet and purchase the Carbon Creatures NFT's either via the Carbon Creatures website (on mint day) or on the secondary market via the OpenSea.io marketplace.
Yes, you can list any Carbon Creatures you own for sale on OpenSea.io, or any 3rd party listing service that supports the Polygon blockchain.
It’s not our place to offer investment advice - we’re just out to save the world! However our carbon-backed NFT’s are not only the 1st in the world but are very different to what’s currently in the market. And we will continue to improve their 3D animation, capabilities, interactivity, functionality and compatibility. We have exciting plans for future NFT drops. We believe they will be a good investment but that’s up to you to decide, either way you still get to do good for the world, and that’s the best investment you can make!
The Carbon Creatures team are experienced entrepreneurs who want to give back - in the fight against climate change, the team believes that we can all make a difference! Carbon Creatures is backed by experienced benefactors who have invested for the long haul. You can find a breakdown under Partners. Our main investor owns PERL which we have future plans to incorporate into the Carbon Creatures Metaverse.
For the remainder of 2021, we are looking to make three drops of our 8,888 Carbon Creatures trapped in carbonite, the first will be October 30th, with the remaining NFT’s released by December. The first version of our Metaverse will be individual Creature “habitats” this will be available by the year end. In addition, we are in discussion with several high-profile celebrities to participate in our Carbonite series. Fortunately it’s not hard to find celebrities who care about the planet and really want help further our cause. The artwork is looking super exciting but more on this later.
Refer to our Roadmap for more details.
We’re excited to explore collaborative opportunities across all our channels and platforms. We have partnered up with global conservation projects, music composers, talented artists and creatives making magic with 3D experiences! We want to bring climate action to everyone’s fingertips. To make sure that we don’t lose track of your unique application, please make sure to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome you to join our discord community, engage in the dialogue, and stay tuned for news on the upcoming events and campaigns.
We are working hard to ensure that all NFT minting is random. Since we won't have all of our artwork complete at our first drop day, we plan to publish the hash of our NFT Trait Data online ensuring everyone knows mint distribution was not manipulated.