- Carbon credits explained
- Decarbon's approach to carbon credits
- Buying credits
- Single purchases
- Credits refund policy
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Carbon credits explained
Carbon offsetting is the act of purchasing carbon credits to balance the carbon emissions you've created.
Carbon credits involve multiple technologies from tree-planting to funding renewable energy projects to direct carbon capture.
Decarbon's approach to carbon credits
You can purchase and keep track of carbon credits from the Credits tab in the app.
Your list of carbon credits can be found by tapping on the green
Total offset bar. From there, you can see the certificates for your credits by tapping the green "Credited" button on each credit order. Here’s an example.
Credits are available for various projects curated by Decarbon. The price varies depending on the particulars of each project. Credit values are negative, while your purchases values are positive.
Payments are executed securely through Stripe, with Apple and Google Pay methods available. Decarbon doesn't store user payment method information in its databases.
There are two ways to get credits: single purchases and subscriptions.
You can buy credits one at a time by first choosing a project.
Each project profile contains useful details like:
- Tons of credits left
- Description of technology and developer
- Select highlights about the project
- Relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Carbon credits subscriptions are available in two types:
- Dynamic. The amount of credits you get each month changes based on your emissions from the month prior. This lets you maintain your credits on autopilot.
- Fixed. The amount of credits you get each month doesn’t change.
Your carbon credits will be added to your Credits tab each month and emailed to you.
Subscriptions are managed entirely through Stripe, so you can:
- Cancel or pause anytime
- Switch payment methods
- See payment history
You can access your subscription management on the Credits tab.
To switch subscriptions, first cancel your current subscription and then the Credits tab will provide you with a walkthrough to select your new subscription.
Credits refund policy
If you're unhappy with your credits purchase for any reason, email email@example.com within 7 days of purchasing and we'll give you a full refund.
We need offsets, but they must be used wisely, sparingly, and without distracting us from the job of reducing our emissions.
”Carbon Offsets Should Make You Nervous” by Jonathan Foley
“Carbon Removal Offsets and Voluntary Carbon Markets” by Climate Change Academy
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