Frequently Asked Questions
Why is climate change happening?
Climate change is caused by the increasing amount of greenhouse gases(GHG) that are accumulating in our atmosphere as a result of human activities. These activities primarily include the burning of fossil fuels for energy as well as the disturbance of land from modern agricultural practices. According to the EPA, transportation accounts for the largest portion of the US’s GHG emissions.
Where does the money go?
The funds we raise get sent directly to the projects on our impact page. Green Gas is a non-profit organization, & we are mission-driven and committed to directing the majority of funds towards the projects that can be found on our Impact Page.
Where does the Green Gas Card work?
The Green Gas Card works on PIN debit platforms. This means, your card will work at every gas station inside the store, however, some older pumps may not accept the card. Roughly 80% of pumps will accept the Green Gas Card, but for those that do not, please don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work. You can either go inside to pay, or simply make note of which gas stations support the card at the pump and make a point to shop their more frequently.
Why plant trees?
Trees are one of humanity’s greatest allies. Trees give us the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat, and habitat for millions of species around the globe. Did you know that trees absorb the same carbon pollution that our cars emit? Believe it or not, trees are 50% carbon by weight. So by planting trees, we can absorb the carbon pollution that our cars emit when we drive.
Can I add multiple cards to one bank account?
Yes, if you would like to add another card to an account(for example, a spouse of an existing cardholder wants a card of their own), you can do so by calling ZipLine customer service at 1-877-403-2222, and they will walk you through the process.
How do you choose the projects you fund?
Certified Carbon Reduction Projects: The majority of funding generated by the Green Gas Movement goes to certified carbon reduction projects. We verify the science, certification, & audits behind the projects to ensure all impact is real & enduring. Projects are required to be audited on a regular basis by third party technicians, who measure and report all impact. We only work with carbon projects projects that are certified to by the Verified Carbon Standard, American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, and Plan Vivo. In particular, we focus on projects with beneficial social and economic impact on their local communities.
Local Projects: Additionally, a portion of funding goes to local organizations that benefit the communities we serve.
What is a carbon credit?
How much does it cost to offset a gallon of gasoline.
Are there any fees or costs associated with signing up for the Green Gas Card?
Can I use my Green Gas Card for other purchases besides gasoline?
Why is Green Gas a non-profit organization?
Our mission to help protect the environment is for a common good, not for private gain. Green Gas is not seeking to profit from our activities. We are here to reduce the threat of climate change and pass on a cleaner environment to our children. Our EIN is 81-3574107.
Is my Green Gas donation tax deductible?
How can I reduce my carbon footprint besides offsetting it?
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