remixd are proud to be partnering with carbon checkout to try and make a posotive difference to climate change.
Select the Carbon Checkout box to contribute change at checkout to offset the carbon impact of your purchase, when shopping on remixd.
Your change is pooled with other micro-contributions and invested in renewable energy and carbon capture projects to reduce global carbon emissions.
Carbon checkout send you a verification code to track your emission reductions, view your personal portfolio and engage with the projects you helped make possible.
Carbon Checkout contributions to renewable energy help build zero emission wind and solar energy infrastructure that displaces fossil-fuel electricity production to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon Checkout pools micro-contributions that together add up to make significant investments in renewable energy infrastructure to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon economy.
Carbon Checkout contributions to carbon sequestration projects help preserve native forests that remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere to play a vital role in carbon reduction through sequestration. Contributions to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) projects prevent conversion of forests to alternative uses, thereby protecting native lands to ensure forest carbon sequestration benefits.
Join us to become part of a powerful movement to reduce the effects of climate change through collective action. Together, our change adds up to make a real and measurable difference! All Carbon Checkout offsets are validated by the Verified Carbon Standard or the Climate Action Reserve and are independently audited and tracked by verification code. In the spirit of full transparency, we continue to add detailed information and supporting documentation about all verified carbon offset projects supported by your Carbon Checkout contributions.
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LANDFILL GAS TO ENERGY
Landfill gas (LFG) is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills. It is comprised of methane and carbon dioxide, two primary greenhouse gas emissions that contribute significantly to global climate change.
In fact, landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, with methane holding a global warming potential that is 25 times greater than carbon dioxide. However, with recent technological developments, LFG can now be captured, converted and used as an energy source to prevent methane from migrating into the atmosphere, thereby reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. One such development is the MP Greenwood Landfill Gas to Energy Project.
MP GREENWOOD LANDFILL GAS TO ENERGY
The MP Greenwood Landfill Gas to Energy Project consists of a landfill gas collection and control system, which contains LFG extraction wells, an LFG conveyance piping system and associated conditioning, compression, control, and monitoring equipment. Landfill gas, which would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere, is collected, processed and delivered through a 5.2 mile underground pipeline to a neighboring industrial facility owned by FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A. where it is combusted in two onsite boilers and converted to energy.
The project delivers 197 billion British thermal units of energy annually, powering approximately 40 percent of the total FUJIFILM 500-acre complex. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 0.023 million metric tons annually. This reduction is the carbon dioxide equivalent to removing 15,800 passenger vehicles from annual operation, and is made possible by voluntary carbon offset contributions.
The emission reductions are verified by an accredited third-party verifier to the Climate Action Reserve’s Landfill Project Protocol. The Climate Action Reserve is an independent third-party greenhouse gas Project Certification Program. All project documentation and third party audits can be viewed here.
All verified emission reductions are registered as carbon credits by the Climate Action Reserve and tracked by unique verification code. Your contributions can be tracked by verification codes that are purchased and permanently retired on the APX Environmental Registry by Carbon Checkout, LLC.
PROJECT TYPE: Landfill Gas to Energy
PROJECT LOCATION: Greenwood, South Carolina
VERIFICATION PROTOCOL: The Climate Action Reserve’s Landfill Project Protocol
ANNUAL EMISSION REDUCTIONS: Approximately 0.023 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions per year
CARBON OFFSETS 101
HOW CARBON OFFSETS WORK AS PART OF THE SOLUTION
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. By simply participating in modern society – eating, working, shopping, building, traveling – we generate an unavoidable carbon footprint that cannot be reduced to zero by individual lifestyle choices alone. It has become necessary that, in addition to making our personal footprint as minimal as possible, we go beyond to participate in ground-breaking emission reduction technologies that accelerate the global transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy.
Carbon offsets are one such solution - a convenient and effective way to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beyond what we can achieve through individual lifestyle choices. By purchasing carbon offsets, we can fund projects that offset significant amounts of GHG emissions – projects that would not exist without the financial support of the sale of carbon offsets. In carbon finance lingo, this is called additionality.
Carbon offsets are created when independent organizations like the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) rigorously review a new project’s potential to reduce GHG emissions according to a standardized, scientific approach. Once the GHG reduction is created, measured and third-party verified, each carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton (2,205 lbs) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) permanently removed from the atmosphere. The offset is placed into an environmental commodity registry and can then be purchased and permanently retired in the marketplace.
Landfill gas capture projects generate carbon offsets by capturing and destroying methane that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere at 25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Wind and solar energy projects produce zero emission energy that replaces the need to extract and burn fossil fuels to meet energy demand. Native forest and wetland conservation projects remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to play a vital role in carbon reduction through capture and sequestration.
By funding these types of projects through the purchase of carbon offsets, we are able to achieve verifiable, measurable and permanent GHG emission reductions. We are thereby able to compensate for the unavoidable emissions that we are unable to fully eliminate with individual lifestyle choices.
HOW CARBON CHECKOUT WORKS AS PART OF THE SOLUTION
Carbon Checkout pools contributions made at checkout on our e-commerce partner sites to buy large blocks of verified carbon offsets from carefully vetted projects. Our crowdfunding model allows individuals to purchase carbon offsets at a volume-discounted rate that previously was only reserved for large corporate investors. For every $1 contributed, Carbon Checkout offsets 245 pounds of GHG emissions that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere. Our offsets are currently trading at $4.08 per 1,000 pounds of emission reductions, the lowest trading price of any retail carbon offset provider.
The carbon offset projects we endorse and fund are third-party verified by VCS and CAR. Our primary investment strategy is focused on utility scale Wind and Solar infrastructure; though we are also incorporating forest protection projects that are certified to the United Nations REDD Program (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), as well as carbon capture projects that convert emissions to energy, both landfill and agricultural emissions.
In the spirit of transparency and increased consumer engagement, we generate a personal Carbon Checkout portfolio for every customer, where they can track all personal carbon offset contributions and learn about the projects they help to make possible. The unique verification code for each contribution correlates with a pooled investment that is permanently retired on one of the two environmental commodity registries, APX and Markit. We are currently building out additional specs for the Carbon Checkout portfolio to include more information on each project, along with personal metrics, and documentation from third-party audits.
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