Grow™ Program FAQ
The Short Stop Grow™ program offsets carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions from anyone purchasing fuel at a participating Short Stop fuel location. Through a partnership with GreenPrint, an environmental technology company, carbon dioxide emissions are calculated for each gallon of fuel purchased. GreenPrint then invests proportionally in certified carbon offset projects to capture or reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. GreenPrint works with a Big 4 accounting firm annually to validate and attest to the entire process from carbon calculation to carbon credit retirement. 100% of Short Stop Grow™’s carbon offset commitments are met through investments in certified carbon offset projects. (See more on projects below.)
In addition, the Short Stop Grow™ program has gone above and beyond the carbon offset commitment, and has committed to plant 5,000 trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. These trees provide an additional environmental benefit, but are not included in the carbon offset commitment. The Short Stop Grow™ program also supports local non-profit organizations such as xxxxx and the xxxx by conducting and hosting tree plantings, neighborhood cleanups, and other local projects to support the local community. These local initiatives and projects are considered separately from our carbon offsetting as efforts above and beyond the offset commitment.
Your carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions are reduced by up to 30% depending on the grade. Each gallon is helping make a positive impact on the environment!
Using fuel volume data from Short Stop, GreenPrint calculates the carbon dioxide emissions emitted using factors (i.e. pounds of CO2 per gallon of petroleum burned) from the EIA, EPA, and other reputable institutions. As part of an annual attestation process with a Big 4 accounting firm, they confirm GreenPrint’s data sources and calculations are accurate.
The simple answer is no. It’s the same fuel you usually buy. No new pumps, hardware, or additives.
No. Our program is turnkey and simple. All you have to do is pump fuel as you normally would.
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Carbon Offsets and Projects FAQ
A certified carbon offset is a certificate representing the reduction, destruction or capture of one metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Certified carbon offsets are produced by certified carbon reduction projects. These projects must follow strict guidelines established by internationally recognized standards in order to generate certified carbon offsets.
Carbon offsets are purchased to negate a CO2 equivalent emission. Offsets are certified and exchanged, much like stocks, via one of the officially recognized carbon registries such as Gold Standard, Climate Action Reserve and Verified Carbon Standard.
A certified carbon reduction project is a project specifically designed to reduce, capture or destroy greenhouse gases that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. An example is a methane gas capture project at a landfill.
There are many different types of carbon offset projects that avoid, reduce, destroy, or capture the emission of greenhouse gases. Project types include renewable energy, such as wind farms, biomass energy, or hydroelectric dams. Others include energy efficiency projects, the destruction of industrial pollutants or agricultural byproducts, greenhouse gas abatement, zero till cropping, destruction of landfill methane, and forestry projects.
No, the location of a carbon offset project does not matter in regards to its environmental impact. However, the Twice Daily Thrive program attempts to localize our efforts as much as possible to the communities where TwiceDaily Thrive is offered through certified carbon offset projects.