Emission Reduction Efforts

The Clean Advantage® program automatically offsets greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) by investing in and purchasing a wide range of reforestation, alternative energy, biomass, and other certified carbon offset projects both locally and globally. In addition to supporting certified carbon offset projects, we work with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees when and where possible beyond offsetting your emissions. Together, these investments, purchases, and partners allow us to automatically provide a sustainable solution for your company, employees, and community.

Tree Planting and Revitalization of City Bike Path – Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Partner: The Civic Cyclo-Initiative Banská Bystrica (OCIBB)
In the spring of 2019, a cycling route connecting the Banská Bystrica city centre to the suburb of Podlavice was constructed. Unfortunately during construction, a considerable part of the bank vegetation was damaged. The OCIBB commissioned a project study to revitalize the space. Based on this study, volunteers planted 12 new trees to beautify the bike path in 2020, after which the area will be revitalized into a park.

Tree planting along a country road in Stefanova – Stefanova, Slovakia

Partner: Klub ochrancov zelene KOZEL
In November 2019, locals, visitors, elementary school students, and even the mayor of Vrbovce gathered to plant 50 trees along a country road in Stefanova. The trees were carefully selected for the beautiful local landscape of the Vrbov region in western Slovakia. They included summer oak, small-leaved linden, apple tree, field maple, bird cherry, beech, carrion, shrub, bird-cherry and hazel. The trees will grow to create a beautiful and colorful alley, while fulfilling their ecological functions for pollinators and other animals.

Planting and Restoration of local vegetation – Velke Opatovice, Czech Republic

Partner: Velke Opatovice Municipality
In November 2019, 10 members of the local community participated in an invasive species removal and restoration along a path leading from Velke Opatovice to the cemetery. Non-native species were removed and replaced with native, traditional varieties of fruit trees. Small trees were also planted next to a brook, bringing the number of total trees planted to 15. This project was conducted in partnership with the Velke Opatovice Municipality and with consultation from The Council of Public Greenery of the City.

The Alley of Liberty Tree Planting – Czech Republic

In November 2019, more than 450 people gathered to plant 132 fruit trees, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Over a kilometer-long alley of fruit trees now line the road from Vestec to Prague’s Potter. Participants included representatives from municipalities, influencers, businesses, NGOs, local authorities, schools and the public. Only domestic species were planted due to their positive impact on biodiversity. After 60 years, the two villages are connected once again.

Edible community garden – Kétsoprony, Hungary

Partner: PONT MI (’Just us’) Public Benefit Association
In November 2019, a handful of volunteers came together to carry out a community garden planting project on the border of Kétsoprony. They planted 44 native fruit trees and 80 shrubs, including plum, pear, cherry, apricot and apple trees, along with sloe, wild rose, gooseberry, and raspberry bushes. Through projects like this one, PONT MI is fulfilling its purpose of preserving indigenous resources in the community.

Tree planting – Vasvár

Partner: Vasvár Chronicle Association
Native fruit trees were planted throughout the city of Vasvár by 10 volunteers. Tree varieties planted included plum, peach, pear, apple, and cherry, totaling 80 fruit trees.

Greenery in Zsombó

Partner: Joining for the Zsombó Association
In the middle of Zsombó settlement, the area surrounding a phone tower was transformed into a beautiful community space. 50 members of the local community planted trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers, totaling more than 800 plants. The new park also features an artificial granite sundial, which was made by a local craftsman, based on the plans of a Zsombo astronomer.

Traditional garden – Battonya, Hungary

Partner: Fodor Manó Local History Association
In November 2019, 30 volunteers joined together to develop the garden of an old Farmhouse, the Battonya Country House, which is operated by the Fodor Manó Local History Association. They planted an orchard of 56 native fruit trees, 80 bushes, and 20 shrubs, introducing old native Hungarian fruit trees to the inhabitants of Battonya. Local NGOs and schools are now able to use the garden as a space for relaxation and activities. Through this project, the Country House now preserves old traditions and customs, serving the city of Battonya as a community space.

Tree Planting – Krasnystaw, Poland

Partner: Klub Gaja
In September 2019, about 100 people, including Klub Gaja, local residents, representatives of the municipality, and school youth gathered together to plant at the Marketplace in Krasnystaw. They planted 4 large red chestnut trees will green the town square to accompany a Kneeling tree, which won Tree of the Year 2018 in Poland.

After the planting, the group participated in an educational workshop to create habitats for wild pollinators. Klub Gaja educators, together with students and teachers from local schools built 4 butterfly habitats, which will be installed at the school gardens and in the city park.

National Tree Day Plantings – Silesia, Poland

Partner: Klub Gaja
In October 2019 to celebrate National Tree Day, three tree planting events took place in the Silesia region in Katowice, Bielsko-Biała, and Ustroń. A total 225 trees, bushes, and perennials were planted by 186 participants. Klub Gaja educators conducted workshops for residents and school children on climate protection and biodiversity. The group also built 31 houses for wild pollinating insects that were installed in the green public squares in the three areas and in the school gardens.

Rajwakti Small Scale HydroPower Project

The project involves generation of electricity from water by the installation of 3.6 MW (1.8 MWX 2) run-of-the-river hydro electricity generation plant in the river Nandakini in the state of Uttarakhand. The electricity generated is exported to the state electricity.

*APX VCS Registry

Saint Nikola Wind Farm

The Project consists of a new electrical substation and 52 Vestas V90 wind turbine, each with a capacity of 3MW.By producing electricity from a renewable energy source (wind turbines), the Project will contribute to the sustainable, socio-economic development of the region. The use of renewable sources will improve the use of local energy resources.

*APX VCS Registry

RemTec International ODS Destruction Import Project #1

The Project consists of importation of a virgin private stockpile of CFC-12 (R-12), an ozone depleting substance (ODS), from Mexico to the U.S. for destruction by incineration at the Clean Harbors Environmental Services facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.

*Climate Action Reserve

Datong River Tianwanggou Hydropower Station

The project utilizes the hydrological resources of the Datong River through construction of a run-of -river hydro project to generate zero emissions electricity for the local power grid. The plant is composed of a concrete gravity dam, release sluice, channels, power house and switch station.

*APX VCS Registry

CGN Inner Mongolia Zhurihe Phase I Wind Farm Project

The objective of the project is to generate renewable electricity using wind power resources and to sell the generated output to the North China Power Grid (NCPG). The project site has an abundant wind resource. A decision has been made to install a total of 25 wind turbines, each with a rated power output of 2000 kW.

*APX VCS Registry

Hyundai Steel Waste Energy Cogeneration Project

The waste gasses created by Steel are reused by the steel mill, and the rest are consumed by the proposed project. Through this project, approximately 2,741,035MWh electricity will be sent to a power grid, and 1,285,000 ton steam will be produced and sent to Steel. Without the proposed project the rest of waste gasses are emitted to the atmosphere after incineration, the electricity generated by the proposed project will be supplied by the grid.

*APX VCS Registry

Wayang Windu Phase 2 Geothermal Power Project

The Project activity is the generation of power using a reliable and renewable resource in place of power generation by a more greenhouse gas intensive fuel/source. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions through the displacement of fossil fuel electricity generation with a clean, renewable energy source.

*APX VCS Registry

Natural Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Generation

The project activity is a power plant comprised of 2 x 140 MW natural gas-run turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and a 165 MW steam turbine. It is a green field project developed by Konaseema Gas Power Ltd, hereinafter called KGPL, located at East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*APX VCS Registry

BAESA Project

The project activity reduces the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) through the use of renewable sources of energy and making use of clean technology, avoiding the generation of electricity via sources of fossils fuels with consequent emissions of CO2, that would be generated if the project did not exist. The Project generates electricity through clean and renewable sources.

*APX VCS Registry

Kepezkaya Hydroelectric Power Plant Project

This project is a run-off river type that is constructed over the Göksu River in Karaman province of Turkey. The project is estimated to produce an average of 107,587 MWh/year of electricity. The project supports the surrounding communities by providing irrigation water from the side of the head pond, and by assisting authorities in the design of larger irrigation projects

*APX VCS Registry

Nanjing Jinling Grid Connected Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant Project

This project is a natural gas fired grid-connected electricity generation plant, constructed, owned and operated by Huaneng Nanjing Jinling Power Generation Co. Ltd The Proposed Project will supply approximately 2,716,000 MWh of electricity per annum, to the Jiangsu Power Grid.

*APX VCS Registry

CGN Inner Mongolia Zhurihe Phase II Wind Farm Project

The proposed project is to install and operate 25 wind turbines, each of which has a capacity of 2000kW; therefore, the total installed capacity of the proposed project is 50MW. The project is expected to generate 125,573 MWh per year, which will be sold to the North China Power Grid.

*APX VCS Registry

Ningxia Angli Lingwu Photovoltaic Grid Connected Power Project

The project generates electricity by using renewable solar photovoltaic (PV) power to the NWPG and replacing equivalent electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants connected to the NWPG. The estimated annual emission reductions are 48,402 tCO2e.

*APX VCS Registry

Ecomapua Amazon REDD Project

This project, in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil, will prevent 4,253.14ha of deforestation and is projected to reduce 30,024 tCO2e emissions by the end of 2018 and 1,432,278 tCO2e over the 30-year project lifespan. Residents of the project area strongly depend on natural resources. To contribute to their sustainable development, the project provides courses in how to make a living without extracting native wood.

*APX VCS Registry

Kumkoy Hydroelektric Power Plant

Kumkoy Hydroelectric Power Plant, Samsun is a true run -off river type project with 17.50 MW capacity. The project is expected to produce 49,205 tonnes of Social Carbon labeled VCUs each year.

*APX VCS Registry

Xinjiang Jimunai CGN Phase I Wind Farm Project

The electricity generated from the project sold to Xinjiang Uygur Power Grid, an integral part of the Northwest China Power Grid (NWPG). By replacing the electricity generated from fossil fuel-fired power plants dominated NWPG; the project achieves greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by avoiding CO2 emissions.

*APX VCS Registry

300MW Hydropower project by JHPL

The Baspa project is a run-of-the-river hydro-electric power plant with an installed capacity of 300 MW. The diversion barrage of the project is located across river Baspa, at Kuppa in Himachal Pradesh. The power house is located at Karcham village in Kinnaur Distric. The purpose of the project activity is to generate electricity using renewable hydro energy and sell it to Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board.

*APX VCS Registry

Grid Interactive Solar Photovoltaic Power Project

Louroux Bio Energies Limited (LBEL) has implemented 25 MW solar photovoltaic technology based power project at Village-Sujangadh, Taluka-Muli in Surendranagar district in Gujarat. The electricity generated from the project activity is exported to the regional electricity grid and sold to the Gujarat State Electricity Utility.

*APX VCS Registry

Damlapinar Hydroelectric Power Plant Project

The project produces approximately 44,292 tons of CO2e per year. In addition to this the project supports local community by providing them with irrigation water. Prior to project the local inhabitants were irrigating their gardens by pumping water from the river via diesel generator operated electric water pumps.

*APX VCS Registry

Coolgas India ODS Project 1

The project activity consists of the collection and destruction of ODS, resulting in a net reduction of CO2 equivalent emissions. Coolgas purchased and imported five ISO tanks of R-12 from SRF Limited, each containing 15 metric tons of substance.

*Climate Action Reserve

Wind Park ‘Vader Piet’

Located on Aruba’s east coast in the Dutch Caribbean, this wind farm consists of 10 turbines and has a total installed capacity of 30 MW. Wind Park ‘Vader Piet’ supplies 126,000 MWh of electricity to the national grid each year, displacing fossil fuel-generated energy and supporting the island’s transition towards renewable energy sources. Vader Piet Wind Park harnesses the abundant wind resources of Aruba’s east coast to supply zero emissions energy to the grid.

*Gold Standard

Yiyang Xiushan Hydropower Project

Yiyang Xiushan Hydropower Project activity is located in the lower reaches of Zijiang River at Xiushan Town, Taojiang County, Yiyang City, Hunan Province, P.R. China. The proposed project activity is expected to supply electricity to Central China Power Grid (CCPG) via Hunan Provincial Power Grid. The project activity is expected to replace part of the electric power in CCPG that is dominated by coalfired power plants, so as to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.

*APX VCS Registry

Shunchang Yangkou HydroPower Project

The objective of Fujian Shunchang Yangkou Hydro Power Co., Ltd. developing Shunchang Yangkou Hydro Power Project, Fujian, China is to produce electricity from renewable hydro resource to meet increasing energy demand following the economic development. The proposed project is located on the Futunxi River, Shunchang county, Fujian Province, China, and is a run-of-river hydro power project with an installed capacity of 48MW (3×16MW). The proposed project will reduce 1,033,963 tons of CO2 equivalent of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

*APX VCS Registry

Tongren Tianshengqiao HydroPower Project

Caicong plant in Guizhou Province, China, is a run-of-river hydro plant with the installed capacity of 720 kW, the annual average electricity generation is 4,000 MWh.

*APX VCS Registry

Methane Recovery Project Princepeel Wilbertoord

Animal methane capture and power generation in North Brabant, Netherlands. Agricultural operations have been shaping the landscape and the way of life in the Dutch Provinces of Limburg and North Brabant for several hundred years.

*APX VCS Registry

Emission Reduction

When we reduce your fleet’s emissions, we work with and invest in certified carbon offset projects that are listed on public, verified, and recognized carbon registries, which include Climate Action Reserve, Gold Standard, VCS Registry, American Carbon Registry.