FAQ – UCapture.com


What is UCapture?

UCapture is a rewards shopping platform that offsets users’ CO2 emissions and combats global warming – for free! We’ve partnered with over 1000 of largest online retailers, and provide easy-to-use shopping tools that automatically capture users CO2 emissions when they shop.

How do I use UCapture?

It’s easy. Just sign up. Then install the UCapture Extension so that we can automatically offset your CO2 emissions when you shop with one of our partners. We will notify you when you capture some CO2 by posting the activity on your account (privately) and sending you an email.

Is UCapture free?

Yes – UCapture is 100% free. We do not charge you to use our service. Also, our partners do not charge you for using UCapture, and you remain eligible for any coupons or discounts. Like you, our partners care about the environment – they are happy to offset your CO2 emissions for you when you shop through UCapture!

How does UCapture reduce CO2 emissions

UCapture reduces greenhouse gas emissions by funding CO2 Offset projects that permanently reduce global CO2 emissions, including:

  • Reforestation a forest preservation projects
  • Methane capture and combustion (farm power)
  • Landfill gas capture and combustion
  • Renewable energy production projects

We constantly monitor all available methods to reduce CO2 to ensure we are always using the most efficient and reliable means.

What is the UCapture Extension?

The UCapture Extension is an internet browser add-in that’s available for Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers. The Extension gives you small notification when you visit one of our partner’s website, and tells you their offer terms. Then it automatically offsets your CO2 emissions when you shop, and makes sure you get the credit!

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

The amount of CO2 that you capture depends on the offer terms of our partner and the amount of your purchase. Most partners offer a specific number of pounds of CO2 per $ spent, while some offer a fixed number of pounds for completing a certain action. UCapture posts each partner’s offer terms in the UCapture Shop.

Does UCapture make me “carbon neutral”?

Maybe, but that’s not really the goal. Some transactions capture more CO2 than they cause, while others may not. UCapture believes the goal is to start capturing the CO2 emissions from as much of your consumption as possible. We promise to play our part by increasing your opportunities to do so.

Why do a sponsor’s Offer Terms sometimes change?

There are two primary reasons why a partners offer terms may have changed.

  1. UCapture’s partners are allowed to change their offer terms from time-to-time.
  2. Also, the price of offsetting CO2 changes over time, which means UCapture doesn’t always capture the same amount of CO2 per dollar.

Why should I join UCapture?

Your consumption creates CO2 emissions which cause global warming. These CO2 emissions are a “negative externality” – meaning they impose a cost on society that is not paid by you. UCapture provides you an easy, fun and free way to start doing the responsible thing for the environment and the future!

How does the UCapture Referral Program work?

You can offset extra CO2 by getting your friends to join using our Referral Program. The social media tools in your Profile section generate links containing your unique User ID for you to share with friends. We will award you a CO2 bonus equal to 10% of the amount offset by each of your referrals for the first year after they sign up!

Which websites are part of the UCapture program?

UCapture has partnered with over 1000 of your favorite websites. You can see all of our partners in the Shops section of our website, where you can also explore our partners by category. We are constantly adding new partners to our program to be sure to check back frequently to find more opportunities to capture your CO2 emissions for free!

What is UCapture’s mission?

UCapture’s mission is to offset CO2 emissions associated with consumer transactions in an efficient, reliable and quantifiable manner. Efficient means avoiding unnecessary transaction costs that reduce the amount of CO2 captured per dollar of revenue. Reliable means that our process truly reduces CO2 emissions and that the impact is permanent. Quantifiable means that UCapture can put a number on the amount of CO2 offset in a transparent fashion.

What is UCapture’s vision?

UCapture’s vision is that, in the near future, nearly all consumer transactions will capture the cost imposed on society by related CO2 emissions. Nearly all consumer transactions lead to some amount of CO2 emissions – either in the production, transportation or consumption of goods or services. Presently these CO2 emissions are not dealt with by either the producer or the consumer; which means that their cost (negative externality) is borne by society and not the consumer. UCapture seeks to provide consumers with a way to automatically capture the CO2 emissions associated with nearly all of their consumption – for free!