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CO2counter

Description

Effectively, by including the offsetting option, customers can choose to negate the carbon dioxide that goes into the atmosphere from the process of shipping their order. At the checkout, customers will see an option to offset the shipment. By selecting this box, the amount of carbon is automatically calculated and the offset fee is added to their shipping cost – usually well under a $1.00.

The unique CO2counter technology allows the offset certificate to be automatically generated as a PDF and emailed to the customer if required. The fee is used to invest in projects that prevent or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

The CO2counter makes it simple for environmentally aware merchants to offer a tangible environmental benefit within the cart for their customers. This is being used worldwide to align with the merchants own environmental polices and to satisfy the ‘Green Shoppers’ requirement to buy from sustainably responsible retailers.

The Gaia Partnership have arrangements in place with Climate Friendly to purchase offsets in the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project. For details of the offsets please read more here.

Configuration

Configuration can be found in your WordPress admin panel under ‘Settings > Carbon Offset’.

Origin Details:

Carbon offset calculation is based on the distance from origin to destination address and the total weight of the transported goods. Destination address is you customers ship-to address but origin address must be pre-configured in order for the carbon offset calculation to be correct. Fill in your shop address details and save your configuration. Check Latitude and Longitude are correct. If you see zero in place of Latitude or Longitude, check your address is entered correctly.

Other Options:

Enabled:
Actives / De-activates the entire extension

Environment:
Production – The extension is live; carbon offset amount is calculated in real-time and is true, all successful transactions are deducted from your account. Production mode requires valid API Key & Hash.
Sandbox – The extension is in test mode; carbon offset amount is randomised, no sales are recorded in test mode.

In order to offer your customers offsetting option, you need to register with The Gaia Partnership and establish an account. Fill all the required details on the Sign Up form and hit ‘Sign Up’ button. An email will be sent to your nominated email address with all the necessary information.

How to obtain a credit balance: To use the Carbon Offset facility in a production or live environment, you will need to first establish a credit balance within the CO2counter system. For detail of the various payment options, please contact chris@gaiapartnership.com

Any offset cost will be debited against your CO2counter account balance. We will contact you when your credit balance becomes low so you can top it up.

Captures d’écran

  • Checkout page with Carbon Offset option.
  • Checkout page with Carbon Offset option selected by customer.
  • Admin - order detail page with carbon offset option included.

Installation

This extension is a Woocommerce (WordPress) extension and can be installed from within your WordPress admin panel. For more information on how to install a WordPress extension please visit https://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Automatic_Plugin_Installation. Alternatively, if you already have the installation package, you can follow the Manual Installation Steps described here https://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Manual_Plugin_Installation.

FAQ

How does the offset system work?

Effectively, by installing the offsetting option, customers can then choose to negate the carbon dioxide that goes into the atmosphere from the process of shipping their order. At the checkout, customers will see an option to offset the shipment. By selecting this box, the amount of carbon is automatically calculated and the offset fee is added to their shipping cost – usually well under a AUD$1.00.

What part of the transaction is the Carbon Offset applying to?

The carbon measurement and offsetting is looking at the distribution or delivery of goods only. The CO2 from the actual product is not calculated. If you wish to include a factor for the product please contact chris@gaiapartnership.com to discuss.

Where does the offset money go?

The fee is used to invest in projects that prevent or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. The Gaia Partnership has arrangements in place with Climate Friendly to purchase offsets in the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project. For details of the offsets please read more here.

What standards are used to calculate the CO2?

The CO2counter methodology is in line with ISO14040 and other appropriate international standards. Specifically the calculation of the emissions from freight use Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs UK (Defra) GHG Conversion Factors. While this is UK based research the methodology is used around the world as a bases for calculation. This allow Gaia to calculate the carbon emissions in a consistent manner by using the following: The data available gives: A mode of transport A weight of the goods The distance travelled from pick up to destination

What is the Freight methodology used in the CO2counter?

The measurement is looking at the distribution or delivery of goods to a single point. An allowance is made by weight, mode of transport and distance giving the amount of CO2_e generated by the movement of the finished product.

How do I know the calculations are correct?

The CO2counter has been developed drawing on creditable independent research from around the world. The calculator is under constant review and is updated as verified data becomes available.

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1.0

  • Initial version of CO2counter
  • Allows your customers to negate the carbon emissions from the shipping of their order
  • Customer can choose at checkout whether to include CO2 offset in their cart or notation
  • Carbon offset charges are dynamically calculated based on the origin address (your store) and customers delivery address (usually well under $1)