According to the EPA, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This assumes the average gasoline vehicle on the road today has a fuel economy of about 22.0 miles per gallon and drives around 11,500 miles per year. Every gallon of gasoline burned creates about 8,887 grams of CO².
One ton of CO² has a volume of 500 cubic meters at standard temperature and pressure.
It would take the average driver less than 12,000 miles to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool with GHG emissions.
The average car, driven 12,000 miles, will produce enough GHG emissions in one year to fill a 3,000 sq. ft house 3.3 times!
In the worldwide market, a carbon credit must be purchased to allow a company to produce and release one ton of carbon into the atmosphere.
By purchasing this carbon offset, Climate Clean will retire 1 ton of carbon on your behalf. This means it is no longer valid for trading on the world’s carbon market and cannot be used to generate more greenhouse gas.