We use 20% of your contribution to run and develop the company. This includes all costs for our servers, software licenses, credit card fees, technology development and costs for employees. As we grow, we will be able to reduce that proportion.
The remaining 80% of your contribution enable immediate climate benefits. We buy carbon offset certificates in Gold Standard certified projects that cover 200% of your carbon footprint. The price per tonne varies over time and between different projects. If there is money left over when we have covered 200% of your footprint, we will use it to spread ClimateHero to more people who calculate and start reducing their carbon footprint. On average, each person who uses ClimateHero pledge to reduce their footprint by 30%, which provides an additional climate benefit from your contribution.