offCents provides real time, automated tracking and calculation of your carbon emissions from transportation. The application allows you to offset the greenhouse gases created from your car, bus, train or airplane trips. When you agree to offset your transportation, we purchase carbon offsets on your behalf! Every time you offset you earn points that can be redeemed for great rewards!
We have spent a great deal of effort developing technology to automatically detect your transportation from car, bus, train and airplane trips. Just create an account and the application will sleep until you take a ride. When you do, offCents will calculate your carbon footprint and give you the chance to offset your emissions.
offCents is an active buyer of carbon offsets, or Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), from verified carbon reducing projects. Each month we purchase carbon offsets on your behalf that correspond to the amount of CO2 lbs you offset. You will receive a certificate representing the CO2 you eliminated from polluting our atmosphere.
Carbon offsets are generated from scientifically verified projects that reduce carbon emissions. For every metric ton (2,205 lbs) of carbon reduction, a project receives one offset. Developers of that project can sell their offsets in order to finance the operations of new and existing projects.
We are continually updating our methodology to be as accurate as possible in calculating your carbon footprint. Please see our carbon methodology page for more details.
Paying for carbon offsets fund carbon reducing projects. Although many of us care about the environment, we cannot stop using transportation in our daily lives. By purchasing offsets, you help fund a project that will reduce carbon emissions equal to the carbon you create from transportation.
Please check our projects page to view the projects your offsets support.
The price to offset a ride is displayed on each trip card. If you select ‘Offset’, you are agreeing to pay to offset the ride. offCents will charge you monthly.
We think doing good for the environment is a great thing. However, as global warming is reaching a tipping point, it is also becoming a threat that requires immediate action. While we want to reward our active users, we also want to encourage new people to participate. Please continue to check back for rewards that you may redeem with points.
The effects of global warming may not be disruptive to you; however, the negative impacts will only continue to worsen if worldwide carbon emissions are not reduced. We believe that offCents is valuable to all of us!
A ride card may take several minutes to appear after the end of a trip. If a ride card still does not appear, check that location services in iOS settings is set to 'Always' for offCents. Also, check for any available updates for offCents in the App Store. If you are still having trouble, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, you can always add a trip manually.