Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

WHAT ARE GREENHOUSE GASES AND WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
Greenhouse gases (GHG’s) were so named because they have the same effect on the earth that glass on the outside of a greenhouse has on its interior. GHGs allow the sun’s rays to pass through but trap in heat that sustains life on our planet. This process is known as the “greenhouse effect”. Without these gases – primarily water vapor, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide — the earth would be too cold for most creatures to survive. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) exist within the atmosphere both naturally and as a result of anthropogenic (human) processes. The primary, man-made GHGs include Carbon dioxide, Methane Nitrous oxide, Sulphur hexafluoride, Hydrofluorocarbons, Perfluorocarbons, and more.

 

HOW DOES CARBON OFFSETTING WORK?
In order to offset the emissions that you create, it’s necessary to quantify or measure your carbon footprint. The STRIVE® portfolio of certified carbon offsets is sourced from projects that support entities in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. All credits from the STRIVE® portfolio are additional, quantified, verified by independent third parties, and registered on the APX registry or similar. This ensures that the carbon offset that you purchase is retired on your behalf, not being double counted by other offsetters.
WHAT PROJECTS QUALIFY AS AN OFFSET PROJECT? DOES LOCATION MATTER?
There are many different types of projects that qualify as an offset project. Potential offset projects include, but are not limited to, the following: acid gas injection, energy efficiency, recycling, aerobic composting, fuel switching, reduced deforestation, anaerobic wastewater treatment, hydroelectricity, reduced till agriculture, biomass production and usage, industrial recycling project, reforestation, afforestation, biomass energy, landfill gas capture and flare, waste diversion, cogeneration, methane venting reduction, wind energy, nitrous oxide abatement from nitric acid production, zero till cropping,  and many more. The location of an offset project does not matter in regards to CO2e reduction or removal but the STRIVE® program will attempt to localize our efforts as much as possible to where the fuel was purchased – in addition to planting trees locally with Tree New Mexico, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful, Keep Lubbock Beautiful, Keep Midland Beautiful, Keep Odessa Beautiful, The Arbor Day Foundationand many more.
HOW MUCH IS DONATED PER GALLON OF GASOLINE?

We go above and beyond by neutralizing up to 30% of a consumer’s tailpipe emissions when they purchase gasoline at a participating station. We then go the extra step and donate a portion of the proceeds to nonprofit partners across the ALON store footprint and many more.

HOW DO I BUY STRIVE® AT ALON?

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Projects

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Biomass
Hydro Power
Reforestation
Landfill Gas
Wind Power
Afforestation

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