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Frequently Asked Questions

Need help? Here we explain all about how to offset your carbon footprint with Getafe CF.

1. What is a carbon footprint?

The total amount of greenhouse gases (CO2, CO, SOx, NOx, etc.) produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, by which we cause an impact on the Earth's atmosphere.

When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2. All these emissions can be reduced and offset.

2. What do we mean by carbon footprint offsetting?

Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary monetary contribution  proportional to the tons of CO2 emitted in order to neutralize the emissions. Specifically, this is done through buying of carbon credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This financial contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries and they are to: Capture a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by developing a carbon sink project for reforestation or prevent the issuance of a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by means of energy efficiency, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, waste management, avoided deforestation, intensive farming or processing of organic agriculture.

We cannot stop emitting GHI when we travel or during our daily activities, so the only way to say that we are "carbon neutral" is through offsetting.

3. How can I offset my carbon footprint through Getafe CF?

The emissions offsetting project we selected for our sustainability efforts is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT). This project focuses on protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.

If you are a Getafe CF supporter and you want to invest in it too, you can calculate your diary carbon footprint in our calculator and offset your emissions by yourself.

On the other hand, you can contact with David Torres to participate in Superfan project and support our sustainability initiative

4. Is it a reliable methodology?

In order to achieve the maximum qualified, credible and accurate calculations, ALLCOT Group follows the Accounting and Reporting Principles established by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) for corporate carbon footprint accounting.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.

In addition, ALLCOT only develops and participates in projects that demonstrate their quality, sustainability and social co-benefits through the most recognized and demanding international carbon standards, such as the Gold Standard Foundation (GS), the United Nation’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM),) or the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

5. What I bring exactly when I invest in a carbon offset project?

If you invest in a project to offset your emissions, you are providing environmental benefits, as you help to maintain the ecosystem, and social benefits, as within projects there are initiatives to improve education and health of local populations and to create jobs.

Also, if you invest in our project, we will give you a certificate that shows your contribution.

 

6. How can I continue to offset the footprint of my activities?

Everybody can offset the footprint of their activities. If you want more information about this, you can write to dt@allcot.com.