Thank you for taking action on global heating
Communities worldwide, particularly in the Global South, are experiencing rising temperatures. Your donation to MEER will support the development and implementation of heat adaptation and mitigation solutions.
MEER is a non-profit organization that is fiscally sponsored by SEE (Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, SEE EIN 95-4116679), which is based in California. SEE is audited annually and publishes its accounts for full transparency. When you donate to SEE, your donation will be automatically deposited into MEER's account. MEER is tax-exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the IRS code., and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Receipts are only provided for donations over $100.
Expanding our projects and research
Installation of 10,000 m2 of mirrors on roofs in one low-income community
Passive cooling of 500 families. Detailed scientific study assessing the impact of 1 hectare of cool roof on neighborhood air temperature and those in adjacent neighborhoods.
$100,000 - 125,000
Installation of ~500 m2 of mirrors in a low-income community
Passive cooling of ~100 people.
Establishment of a team and sizable project in the largest and one of the most heat-vulnerable countries in the world.
Additional data collection to further develop new cooling capabilities.
$50,000 - 75,000
Controlled experiment to quantify the evaporation reduction using MEER mirrors, likely in Senegal
Detailed scientific paper shows the evaporation reduction and consequential increase in drinking water availability.
With this paper, MEER intends to approach water reservoir administrative organizations to reduce evaporation on city and regional scales.
$200,000 - 250,000
Typical costs for projects
$100 covers a family home
$500 covers a clinic
$3,000 protects a school
$10,000 helps a small neighbourhood
Examples of our research costs
Interior temperature and humidity data logger: $50
Solar radiation sensor data logger: $100
3-height exterior air temperature data logger: $200
Weather station and essential solar power infrastructure: $800
Data logger to monitor albedo on a neighborhood scale for accurate data and improved understanding of environment impact - $1,200
Annual subscription for scientific, engineering, and graphics design software and other computer necessities: $3,000
Academic journal publication fee: $5,000
Maintain sensors at an experimental site and manage the data: $15,000 annually
Six months full-time work for staff scientist to write scientific paper: $25,000