In your shopping cart, you'll notice we have a little pop-up at the bottom of the screen, giving you the option to donate your change to Carbon Checkout. Here's a bit about where your money is being invested:
Oaxaca Wind Power Complex is the largest wind power complex in Latin America, with an operating capacity of 306 MW. The farm is comprised of 204 wind turbines manufactured by our partners ACCIONA Windpower. The project supplies enough electricity to power 700,000 homes, resulting in 670,000 metric tons of carbon emission reductions from the atmosphere each year. This is equivalent to eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that could otherwise be produced by average passenger vehicles driving 1.6 billion miles.
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.
You see, because our president is a used Doritos bag full of nacho cheese, we, as a business and citizens of Earth, need to make changes -- big and small -- to how and where we spend our money. While the the US is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, we can still do our share to support alternative energy. After all, we're all in this together, and we don't have a "Planet B."