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How CXBs Work

Carbon Xprint Bonds allow you to use your resources or savings to help improve the environment.

Carbon Xprint Bonds enable everyone to take responsibility for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Carbon Xprint Bonds offer a stable method to provide affordable capital for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects — through impact investing.

The CXB Process

 

Step 1: Measure Carbon Footprint

Measure your carbon footprint by using tools such as those found on our resource page or with rules of thumb such as using 113 gallons of gasoline.

Step 2: Invest

Buy 1 Carbon Xprint product, priced at the cost of 1 ton of carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gases (CO2e). The money from a CX purchase goes toward financing the building blocks of a carbon-free energy future. Those blocks are certified energy-efficiency, energy storage, and renewable-energy projects.

Step 3: Verify

Carbon Xprint verifies that each investment is certified by a reputable institution, including the Climate Bonds Initiative, Green Bond Principles, Investor Confidence Project, and Passive House. This ensures that the funds are directed toward projects that fight climate change and help build a better future for the whole planet. Certification verifies quality.

Step 4: Balance

For each unit purchased, one ton of the purchaser’s carbon footprint is balanced. Carbon Xprint verifies quantity. The capital investment creates a clean energy infrastructure. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.

Step 5: Reward

At the end of the deposit term, you receive your money back (with interest), just like traditional financial products such as savings bonds or CDs.

Unlike the mitigation strategies of a Carbon Tax, Cap-and-Trade, and Renewable Energy Credits, Carbon Xprint is not a sacrifice. The purchaser quantitatively demonstrates their commitment to reducing GHG emissions and they maintain an interest bearing asset.  For more information, contact us.

 

Did You Know?

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