The Carbon Checkout app integrates seamlessly into participating eCommerce shopping cart platforms to offer you the convenient opportunity to give change to the environment with an act as simple as checking a box. Carbon Checkout pools your micro-contributions (typically less than $1.00) into a crowdfund and makes significant investments in third-party certified zero emission renewable energy and carbon capture projects on your behalf.
Together, our change adds up to make a real and measurable difference to reduce the effects of climate change through collective action.
1. Give in one-click. When shopping on participating sites, you have the option to give to the environment after adding a product to cart. Default contributions are less than $1 - a round-up value - with larger contributions accessible via drop down menu. Contributions are added to cart total and automatically collected at checkout. There is no page reload, no added user registration or checkout requirements, just one-click to check the contribution box.
2. Track in one-click. Your contributions can be tracked to ensure consumer trust and confidence. You receive an immediate personal confirmation e-mail following checkout, with unique hyperlinked verification code where you can access your personal Giving Portfolio to track all contributions and learn about the renewable energy projects you helped to make possible. Contributions are collected in USD; if you make a contribution through a partner site in a foreign currency, your portfolio will reflect the contribution as converted to USD.
3. Carbon Checkout pools all contributions into a crowdfund to make significant investments in renewable energy projects that reduce global carbon emissions. You become part of a powerful movement to reduce the effects of climate change through collective action, it’s as simple as one-click.
Carbon Checkout invests your contributions in renewable energy projects through a carbon finance commodity known as a carbon offset. To learn more about carbon offsets and our investment strategy, please view our Carbon Offsets 101 guide. All Carbon Checkout projects are validated by the Verified Carbon Standard or 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 certified projects supported by your Carbon Checkout contributions.
This marks the beginning of our transition to a low carbon economy, and we can all play an important part in this transition by giving change at checkout!