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Be Part of the Solution

Carbon Xprint’s products are designed to appeal specifically to consumers who want to take action on climate change but have limited options, who at the same time may not have ready access to green investment opportunities. It rewards them for taking action on an issue they already care about, and lets them quantify their investment in a new, low-carbon economy. People want to do the right thing. They also want to know how they are doing. “What get measured gets managed, what gets managed gets done.”

Carbon Xprint is affordable and accessible, and each investment is verified to ensure it is actually contributing to the fight against climate change. It’s a product that appeals to a motivated group of consumers and builds trust because of the verification process.

Climate change will not fix itself. We need to take steps today to build the infrastructure to reduce carbon in the atmosphere and fund projects that focus on renewable energy, greater energy efficiency, and energy storage! Carbon Xprint does just that – and provides a powerful incentive for consumers!

“And the bottom line is that every time I made the decision because it was the right thing to do, I’ve ended up making actually more money.”

-Yvon Chouinard

Founder of Patagonia

Benefits for Individuals

• Since we are all responsible for climate change, we can all make a profit by being part of the solution

• A person could offset CO2 emissions with Carbon Xprint Bonds, and then donate those bonds as part of their charitable giving, thus fulfilling two missions with the same dollar

• Carbon Xprint Bonds relieve the feeling of helplessness that many feel when facing the problem of climate change

• It is not a sacrifice. Xprint Bond holders get their money back, plus interest

• Carbon Xprint Bonds can allow options. If a homeowner plans to make a major efficiency or renewable energy improvement some years down the line but wants to take environmental responsibility in the current year, they could purchase CXBs now, and then use the capital and interest earned to finance the project sometime down the road – like a Christmas Club for energy efficiency

• Carbon Xprint Bonds could be used in a 401K or 529 College Savings Plans

• Carbon Xprint Bonds sold by banks are FDIC insured

• The energy infrastructure will have to change sooner or later. Might as well be part of the solution and make money on it

• CXBs help leave the world a better place for your children and grandchildren

Benefits for Companies

• Carbon Xprint Bonds yield profits. Other greenhouse gas reduction strategies are penalties

• Carbon Xprint Bonds offset a company’s carbon footprint while maintaining an interest bearing asset

• Endowment funds can move beyond divestment and balance the campus carbon footprint

• Carbon Xprint Bonds are not subject to the changing winds of government programs

• Carbon Xprint Bonds provide stability in the price of carbon. The bonds are not subject to the volatility of the carbon trading markets

• Carbon Xprint could help a company in the supply chain of large retailers and manufacturers meet stronger sustainability requirements and thus remain competitive

• Carbon Xprint Bonds could be administered by the commercial banking system — an infrastructure that is well established

• Increasing the money supply for renewable energy and energy efficiency could reduce the costs for such projects. Some of this money could be held in a loan loss reserve or other credit enhancements for riskier loans, such as efficiency for multi-family affordable housing

• Carbon Xprint Bonds can allow options. If your company plans to make a major efficiency or renewable energy improvement some years down the line but wants to show environmental responsibility in the current fiscal year, it could purchase Carbon Xprint Bonds now, and then use the capital and interest earned to finance the project in a future fiscal year. Your company demonstrates sustainability today with funds for efficiency and renewable energy down the road

• High sustainable businesses are more profitable than low sustainable businesses. More companies are filing sustainability reports. Carbon Xprint Bonds are a tangible demonstration of sustainability

• Carbon Xprint Bonds provide a convenient method for any size or type of business to demonstrate sustainability

• An entity could offset CO2E emissions with Carbon Xprint Bonds, then donate those bonds as part of that entity’s charitable giving, thus fulfilling two missions with the same dollar

• It is not a sacrifice. Carbon Xprint Bonds sold by banks are FDIC insured

• Carbon Xprint Bonds could be incorporated into your customer loyalty programs

• Renewable energy and efficiency projects are not only good for the planet but they also reduce operating costs

Benefits for Banks

• Many banks know that green practices are good business but they do not have a green product. Carbon Xprint Bonds are that green product

• Carbon Xprint Bonds could be offered as part of a credit card rewards program

• CXBs are bank controlled — not subject to the changing winds of government programs

• Increasing the money supply for renewable energy and energy efficiency could reduce the costs for such projects. Some of this money could be held in a loan loss reserve or other credit enhancements for riskier loans such as efficiency for multi-family affordable housing

• CXBs provide a sustainability mechanism for small businesses

• You have a Greenhouse Gas reduction strategy where all the money goes directly through your bank

• These renewable energy and efficiency projects are not only good for the planet but they also reduce operating costs

Did You Know?

According to the Geostellar Solar Index the Internal Rate of Return of a solar installation in 13 states is greater than the S&P annual compounded interest over the last 50 years. A total of 33 states beat a 30-Year U.S. Treasury Bond.
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