FAQ

Offsetting means the reduction in Co2 happens somewhere else on the planet. 

If you cannot reduce Co2 yourself, for instance because you take a flight, offsetting can help you ensure that overall the impact is carbon neutral. Yes your flight will emit X ton Co2 but on the other hand you buy a Gricker to ensure another X ton Co2 emissions are reduced somewhere else on the planet.

You will be asked if you want to continue. Only if you actively confirm we will continue keeping our device Co2 neutral. 

Besides offsetting, it is important you start reducing your Co2 footprint.

If you cannot reduce Co2 yourself, for instance because you have to drive somewhere, offsetting can help you ensure that overall the impact is carbon neutral. Although your car will still emit Co2, by buy a Gricker we will help reducing a similar amount of Co2 emissions somewhere else on the planet.

Offsetting means the reduction in Co2 happens somewhere else on the planet. 

Offsetting Co2 basically means you reduce Co2 somewhere else on the planet. For the planet that is good news as any reduction anywhere will have the same impact.

It is however important to understand that although offsetting is a (great) start, in the end we also need to reduce Co2 emissions ourselves.

We want a future without climate change. There is no debate anymore: the key contributor to climate change is too much Co2 emissions. Reducing Co2 emissions will help stopping climate change. We believe that anybody can start reducing Co2 emissions if they are provided the opportunity. We want to make it as easy as possibly for as many as people to start reducing Co2.

About Gricker

We want a future without climate change. There is no debate anymore: the key contributor to climate change is too much Co2 emissions. Reducing Co2 emissions will help stopping climate change. We believe that anybody can start reducing Co2 emissions if they are provided the opportunity. We want to make it as easy as possibly for as many as people to start reducing Co2.

Gricker is based in canton Zurich, Switzerland. 

Yes, we use renewable energy for ourselves and our services and where we are not certain (or unable) we offset this by purchasing Co2 offsets. You can read more here.

Gricker is a social enterprise. Our primary goal is help to reduce Co2 emissions and to do that we need to get as many people doing this. To reach those many people, and grow, we need investments and to get investments we need to be able to show to potential investors that, somewhere down the road, we may make a profit. We do not anticipate to make a profit in the next 3 to 5 years and even if we do, most of those profits will go directly into Gricker to grow further.

 

It is legally ‘hardcoded’ into our purpose/mission: “The purpose of the company is to provide services in the areas of climate protection, sustainability and renewable energies. The Company shall have a significant positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole, through its business and operations.”. You can find the official German version here.  We also aim to get certified as a B-Corporation at one point to reinforce our commitment.

Non-profits are great and we recommend everybody to contribute or participate in one. However, to grow fast and be able to reach out to as many people as possible to Co2 reduction we believe that the social enterprise model will better suit this then the the non-profit model.

Which profit? We believe we will make no profit the next 3-5 years. Any profit that we will may make will be largely invested to grow further: so we can reach more people and reduce more Co2.

Gricker is diferent becau

  1. We see reducing Co2 emissions as a journey. Co2 offsetting is just a start, our journey also includes reducing Co2 emissions yourself, and switching to renewable energy.
  2. We can virtually guarantee that sufficient Co2 offsetting will take place, due to our unique approach.
  3. We are a transparent social enterprise, based in Switzerland.