Gooder goes Carbon Neutral!

Ever since we started talking about funding Gooder Ltd 2 have been the fundamentals that seemed obvious to us: to be driving only fully electric cars, and to be carbon neutral.
For this reason we signed up right away to Ecotricity as provider of electricity and gas for our office; Ecotricity is a not-for-dividend company, is the greenest provider in Britain, and they also built and manage the Electric Highway, a vast network of electric car chargers along UK motorways, and in all IKEA ev charger stores parkings.
Unfortunately the chargers with Type 2 connector are rather slow (up to 40 miles per hour or thereabout) while the fast chargers have a Chademo connector; Tesla has started selling recently a Chademo-to-Type2 adaptor but we don’t own one yet; for this reason we rely mostly on Tesla Superchargers which draw energy from the regular grid.
A little clarification: Ecotricity chargers also draw energy from the regular grid, the difference is that they counterbalance this by inputting into the grid the same amount of energy from renewable sources.
So on 28th of December 2015 we celebrated our first year of operations, with a total amount of 51.687 miles driven. The Official conversion factor for grid electricity is 0.46219, hence the CO2 to offset for our year 2015 totals to about 8 Tons of CO2.
We approached Carbon Footprint to offset our emissions and we financed the planting of 8 trees in London & Thames through them, so we can celebrate our achievement of being Fully carbon Neutral!
And here is our offsetting certificate.

gooder carbon footprint offset certificate

gooder carbon footprint offset certificate

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Is Gooder even an english word?

Where does the name Gooder come from? We wish we could claim to have come up with it ourselves, but we have actually been inspired back in 2014 by Simon Anholt’s talk on TED.


His brief bio goes like this:
Simon Anholt helps national, regional and city governments earn better reputations—not by launching advertising or PR campaigns, but by changing the way they behave.
He has dreamed up an unusual scale to set governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index, which defines the Country that does the most good, effectively the one being a Gooder Country! You will surely be surprised by the country that comes on top!
So that’s our aim with Gooder Ltd: being good! To run a profitable business without ever going against our moral values, and making a proactive effort to do some good; we only drive electric cars, we commit to be fully carbon neutral, and to spare time and energies with charity groups.
It’s still all a work in progress, unfortunately we haven’t found yet a way to collaborate with charities (suggestions are welcome!) but 1 year since funding our company we can proudly say that we are sticking to our fundamentals!
So book a ride with us, help us do some good, help us being Gooder!

Now:enjoy Simon’s talk!

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