Sustain:Green Creates New MasterCard to Reward Users With Carbon Offsets
Sustain:Green’s new biodegradable MasterCard brings carbon reduction and sustainability rewards to everyday purchases.
To reward cardholders, Sustain:Green reduces their carbon footprint by 2 pounds for every dollar in net merchandise purchases. An additional 5,000 pounds of carbon dioxide is eliminated on the cardholder’s behalf after the card’s first use.
Users can calculate their carbon footprint and track their reductions through their personal online dashboard.
"After recycling, reusable grocery bags, and turning down the thermostat, the options most people have to reduce their carbon footprint usually fall into three categories, too difficult, too expensive, or not possible," said Arthur Newman, Co-Founder and CEO of Sustain:Green. "Just by using our card for purchases they would make anyway, consumers can shrink their carbon footprint for free, everyday, while also helping to preserve rainforests critical to combating climate change. We hope they will use the card in conjunction with other carbon reduction lifestyle changes, such as fuel efficient transportation choices."