Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does the RENEW™ program support per gallon of gasoline?
We do the hard work of measuring the estimated CO2 emissions a gallon of gasoline emits when you drive your vehicle. By knowing this information, we are able to reduce your vehicle’s tailpipe emissions by up to 30% each time you fill up at a 7-Eleven station participating in the RENEW™ program. To accomplish this CO2 emission reduction we proportionally invest in reforestation, alternative energy , biomass, and other CO2 reduction projects. We then go the extra mile and plant trees locally with the Arbor Day Foundation and our local non-profit partners!
What exactly are the projects you support?
In order to offset the emissions that we create, it’s necessary to quantify or measure our carbon (and carbon equivalent) emissions. The RENEW™ program invests in certified carbon reduction projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the world – benefiting everyone by improving our global atmosphere! All project investments from the RENEW™ portfolio are additional, quantified, verified by independent third parties, and registered on the APX registry or similar. This ensures that the carbon projects we support through the RENEW™ program are retired on your behalf, not being double counted by other offsetters.
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.
What projects qualify as an offset and does location matter?
There are many different types of projects that qualify as a carbon reduction project. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, the following: acid gas injection, energy efficiency, recycling, aerobic composting, 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 a carbon reduction project does not matter in regards to CO2 reduction or removal but the RENEW™ program will attempt to localize our efforts as much as possible to where the gasoline was purchased – in addition to planting trees locally with the Arbor Day Foundation and our other local non-profit partners.
What 7-Eleven stores are participating in the RENEW™ program?
Please Click Here to see a participating store list.