FAQ – UCapture.com

FAQ

For more detail on any topic, or to suggest an FAQ, please email:   avery@ucapture.com

What is UCapture?

UCapture is a free green-tech platform that reduces our users’ carbon footprint and combats global warming!

Our browser extension and mobile app automatically fund Carbon Offset projects – at no cost to you – when you shop with over 3,000 online partners.

UCapture is the Easy, Fun and Free way to consume in a more responsible way for the Environment!

How do I use UCapture?

Two steps.

  1. Sign up for free at ucapture.com
  2. Install our browser extension ucapture.com/install-extension

The extension will activate at over 3,000 online partners, and automatically reduce your carbon footprint when you shop.

After your transaction concludes (which may take weeks) we’ll notify you by email of your specific environmental contribution, and post the activity (privately) on your account.

Is UCapture free?

Yes – UCapture is 100% free.

We do not charge you to become a member, or to use our service.

Also, our partners DO NOT charge you for using UCapture or increase their prices in any way.

In fact, UCapture serves you thousands of coupons and discounts through our technology!

How does UCapture reduce my carbon footprint?

When you use our technology to shop with one of our partners, we earn commissions.

We use those commissions to fund Carbon Offset projects which reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, such as:

  • Reforestation and forest preservation projects
  • Methane capture at landfills and abandoned coal mines
  • Solar and wind energy production projects

After each transactions, we tell you how many pounds of CO2 we offset and the specific project we funded.

What is the UCapture Extension?

The UCapture Extension is an internet browser add-in that’s available for Google Chrome.

The extension activates when you visit one of our partner’s website, and ask you to confirm your Carbon Offset.

Then it will show you an estimate of how much CO2 will be offset if you shop, and present you any Coupon Codes from our partner.

Install the Extension on all of your computers to ensure maximum capture potential!

How many pounds of CO2 will be offset when I shop?

UCapture uses 2/3rds of our commissions to fund Carbon Offset projects.

Therefore, the amount of carbon offset your shopping will lead to depends on our partner’s commission terms and the amount you spend.

Our extension displays an estimate of the carbon offset that will occur if you shop each time you visit a partner’s website.

Does UCapture make me carbon neutral?

We avoid making Carbon Neutral claims on any specific purchase, as it’s impossible for us to know the carbon footprint of your purchase (shipping, use, disposal, etc.).

However, we do tell you exactly how much CO2 we offset as a result of your transaction.

UCapture encourages people to #LiveCarbonNeutral, by applying a combination of carbon reducing strategies, including UCapture.

We support responsible consumption practices generally, including recycling, reducing, reusing, up-cycling, composting, sharing, donating, and all other simple strategies for reducing our carbon footprint as we consume.

Why should I join UCapture?

Your consumption creates greenhouse gas emissions, like carbon dioxide and methane.  These gases cause global warming, which leads to dramatic and dangerous climate change.

Your net greenhouse gas emissions is called your “Carbon Footprint”.  Your carbon footprint is a “negative externality” – meaning it is a cost to society that is not paid by you.

UCapture provides you an Easy, Fun and Free way to start reducing your carbon footprint, which is the responsible thing to do for the environment and the future!

How does the UCapture Referral Program work?

You can reduce your carbon footprint even more just by getting friends to join UCapture.

Share your referral link electronically (email, social media, text) or tell friends in person.

We’ll award you a 10% Carbon Offset bonus on top of the all activity done by your referrals for the first year after they join.

More carbon offset – for free!

Which websites is UCapture partnered with?

UCapture has partnered with over 3,000 of your favorite websites, representing nearly 50% of online spending.

You can see all of our partners in the Shops section of our website, where you can also explore our partners by category.

We’re constantly adding new partners to increase our ability  to reduce your carbon footprint when you shop.

If your business would like to partner with UCapture, please contact: avery@ucapture.com

What is UCapture’s vision?

UCapture’s vision is that, in the future, all consumer transactions will offset their related greenhouse gas emissions.

Essentially, that we will all #LiveCarbonNeutral.

Nearly all consumer transactions lead to some greenhouse gas emissions – either in production, transportation or consumption.

Presently, these emissions are not dealt with by either the producer or the consumer, meaning their cost (negative externality) is borne by society.

UCapture promises to continue expanding the opportunities we offer consumers to automatically reduce their carbon footprint – for free!