Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan0
I recently ran across a pretty cool website/service that I think CleanTechnica readers will love. The folks at Full Gallon started following me on Twitter and shot me a note to check out what they’re doing. So I headed over to the website.
First of all, the website notes the obvious:
We’re paying a higher price for gasoline than we realize.
For every gallon we buy, additional costs are being imposed on the environment, our health, and future generations. The true price of gasoline is estimated to be between $6 and $20, compared to the U.S. price of under $4 per gallon.
Yep, that’s the story. And society should be doing something to fix this, right? The problem is, “society” often ends up being “other people.” What the FullGallon site urges next is that we contribute a portion of our unpaid gasoline costs to advance alternatives or “offset” the harm caused by our burning of gasoline.
FullGallon empowers individuals to voluntarily claim these costs through an (upcoming!) online platform. Start by contributing as little as five cents per gallon (about $2.28/month).
Funds go to organizations you select that further develop alternatives (clean energy, mass transit, etc.), or that offset damages (environmental, public health, veterans’ assistance organizations, etc.).