FAQ

Q. Can I check a non-profit status of Spring Call, Inc.?
A. Sure. Click here to view the letter from IRS about charity status or here to view the tax exempt certificate.

Q. What does your charity status mean for anybody?
A. All your contribution is tax-deductible and as a non-profit organization we provide full financial transparency for our activities

Q. What is your goal?
A. We'd like to reduce the threat of climate change and pass on a cleaner environment to our children. We are not seeking to profit from our activities. When we purchase and retire CO2, the benefits accrue to all of our planet, not just an individual.

Q. Are my contributions secure?
A. Oh yes. All credit/debit card transactions we make through PayPal payment system, thus all transactions are safe and secure.

Q. How do you ensure the CO2 you offset represent real carbon emission reductions?
A. The hallmarks of quality carbon offsets are third-party certification standards, verification and auditing. All Springcall.org offset projects are verified by a third party to the highest certification standards. This sort of review, coupled with an annual third-party audit of our finances and portfolio, ensure that our donors are supporting only high-quality carbon offset projects making real carbon emission reductions.
The third-party verification of our projects also ensures that the emission reductions are additional to what would otherwise have occurred, surplus (i.e. not already mandated or required), and are permanent reductions.

Q. Can I offset my carbon footprint if I live outside the US?
A. Absolutely! There is much to do to reduce the threat of climate change. We already receive donations from around the globe, and encourage more. Our donation page accepts credit cards from most countries.

Q. How does Spring Call, Inc. calculate how much CO2 I am really responsible for?
A. We estimate your emissions CO2 based on Department of Energy's Energy Information Agency's data. According with it an average American is responsible for about 10 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually in direct emissions (home, car, travel) and about 23 tonnes annually in total throughout the economy, including when we buy clothes, food, and other goods and services.

Q. How do you retire carbon?
A. Simply put, we retire carbon by not using it. When we purchase carbon offsets or support a carbon reduction project we gain the right to the emission reductions. Many groups buy these rights and then use them to pollute or sell them. We buy the carbon reductions and retire them, meaning that they are taken out of circulation forever.

Q. How is my carbon footprint calculated if I want to go Zero Carbon life?
A. The U.S. DOE's Energy Information Agency estimates that personal carbon emissions represent about 40% of overall U.S. emissions. The other 60% are from the commercial, industrial and non-residential transportation sectors. While every person's actual carbon emissions vary depending on energy use, energy type and consumption patterns, we've set our Zero Carbon at 2.5 times the personal amount to better reflect the likely averages. In order to qualify for Zero Carbon life supporters must support a minimum of 18 tonnes of CO2.

Q. Do you support carbon-reducing projects in the US?
A. Yes. We support carbon reducing projects from trusted sources anywhere in the world.

Q. How does reducing carbon in Ukraine, for instance, reduce the effects of climate change in the US?
A. Unlike other pollutants, carbon dioxide does not affect the local area where it is emitted. Rather, CO2 impacts the entire earth, regardless of where it is emitted. Carbon dioxide emitted in the U.S. will impact Ukraine as much as it does the U.S. A reduction in Ukraine or elsewhere will reduce the effects of climate change everywhere. Reducing a tonne of CO2 in Ukraine, then, has the same benefit as reducing a tonne here in the U.S. So does reducing a tonne of CO2 through wind, solar, energy efficiency or biomass. A tonne is a tonne is a tonne.

Q. How often do you offset CO2, what is the procedure?
A. We purchase and retire carbon offsets periodically, currently about once a month. The procedure is pretty simple. We inform various project developers and sellers about our intention to support carbon reducing projects, solicit offers and choose the projects that best meet our objectives.
Q. How can I reduce my carbon footprint, rather than offset it?
A. Reducing your energy usage is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and, depending on the measure, may be cost effective vs. offsetting your carbon externally. However, it is virtually impossible to reduce your carbon footprint to zero by yourself. Springcall.org can help you reduce whatever remains of your footprint.

Q. How long will it be before I receive my certificate?
A. You should receive your certificate same day after making your donation. If you don't receive it, please contact us. Please include the name on the certificate and when the contribution was made.

Q. I don't like to make contributions over the Internet. Can I send a check?
A. Yes. Send a check made payable to the Spring Call, Inc. to:

Spring Call, Inc.
2637 E Atlantic Blvd, suite 26876
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
I have more questions about carbon offsets or global warming. Whom should I contact?
If you have a question, please get in touch using our contact page.

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