FAQs

Here are some answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

What is Make My Car Invisible?

Make My Car Invisible a company consisting of dedicated environmentalists who are devoted to fighting climate change. We take on large scale carbon capture projects, go through the legal processes and verification, and make offsetting accessible to everyone.

In other words, we exist to make is as easy you, to fight climate change.

Your membership offsets your driving emissions by using carbon credits from a project that verifiably reduces the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) entering the atmosphere, such as protecting forests that balance our CO₂ and endangered species. All of our projects are American, helping support local jobs and communities and proceeds fund growth and support of them. All projects are checked and audited to ensure our carbon credits are genuine and verified.

A carbon credit is a financial unit of measurement that represents one metric ton (1000 kg or 2,205 lbs) of carbon that has been verified and locked up in a carbon capture/reduction project.

Your membership ensures that we can continue to invest in new carbon capture programs. All our projects verifiably prevent greenhouse gases (GHGs) from reaching the atmosphere through the Climate Action Reserve (CAR).

The projects are vetted and audited to prove they compensate/remove carbon from the atmosphere, before they are issued any credits. This is why Make My Car Invisible offers a 100% guarantee that your membership actively works to fight climate change.

Carbon credits are issued by one of the world’s top carbon standards, such as The Gold Standard, the Climate Action Reserve.

Credits are only issued after the project has met all the requirements of the standard, and been verified by a third-party verifier.

Carbon pollution refers to the amount of excess carbon generated and released into the Earth’s atmosphere, by human activity. Since the Industrial Revolution, this amount has increased at a rate that’s led to a disruption of the natural carbon cycle, ecosystems and weather system. This disturbance is what we commonly refer to as global warming.

Having too much of something is never good — we’ve surpassed the point where adding more CO₂ provides benefit to plant life. The plants simply can’t store that much carbon and instead, start to deteriorate. In fact, the increased heat and changing climate create an environment detrimental to plant growth, as has already been documented in several studies around the world.

Every day, your activities emit carbon. From driving to doing laundry, your everyday actions have a carbon footprint. An average American emits around 17 metric ton of carbon pollution per year. Your personal carbon footprint depends on your lifestyle (air travel, home efficiency and so on) but if you want to offset your carbon emission, going with the average is a good start. 

In the last couple of years, neuroscientists have discovered that climate change denial is physically rooted in the brain, like a neurological stubbornness. Don’t worryit’s not permanent. But it means that facts slide off people who don’t believe in climate change, like water off Teflon.  

 

Instead, talk to them about the other benefits you get from living sustainably, like better air quality, or higher biodiversity if you offset your emissions with conservation programs.