Offset your carbon footprint by logging a ride, run or hike on the CBGTrails app!
When you visit Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley this year, and hike or bike our trails system, we’ll pay for carbon offsets to mitigate the carbon generated by your trip. Through a new program unique to the Gunnison Valley, you can now offset the environmental impact of your vacation by recording a ride, hike or run using the free CBGTrails app (powered by TerraQuest). For every mile you record, you’ll offset 22 pounds of carbon. For example, 23 miles of biking, hiking or running turns a 500-mile drive into a carbon-neutral trip. 86 miles of recreation offsets an 1,800-mile flight.
Follow these easy steps to get started!
Register a CBGTrails account
Record a track
Or sync tracks from a compatible app
Sync your Strava, Garmin, and Fitbit accounts to CBGTrails. You may also import .gpx or .fit files to your CBGTrails account via the CBGTrails website.
That’s it! Your activity has now been logged towards the community carbon offset goal.
Community Carbon Offset Goal Progress
Join us in offsetting 4,253 tonnes (9,378,357 pounds) of carbon this year!
How do we offset the carbon?
We are purchasing UPCO2 tokens that are backed by REDD+ certified projects. More info on how UPCO2 tokens work can be found here.
As miles are recorded, we will burn UPCO2 tokens and we will update the community on what projects those burned tokens go to support. Users will also be able to look at their personal mileage and what projects their activity has supported.
Projects you’ve supported
CBGTrails users have supported the following environmental sustainability projects with carbon credits earned through riding, running and hiking while using the app. So far, we’ve retired 297 tokens, offsetting 297 tonnes (654,773 pounds) of carbon.
Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project
This project, which is run by ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. and Wildlife Works Carbon LLC, facilitates forest protection in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 248,956 hectares of forest will be protected from industrial logging, unsustainable fuel wood extraction, and slash-and-burn agriculture. Watch Wildlife Works’s video about Mai Ndombe, or learn more on the project’s Verra registry page.