Aspiration Launches Planet Protection™, A Revolutionary New Feature That Allows Aspiration Customers To Automatically Make Every Mile They Drive Carbon Neutral
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aspiration, America’s socially-conscious, sustainable financial firm, today announced the launch of Planet Protection™, a one of a kind premium service that helps ensure Aspiration customers’ driving won’t contribute to the climate crisis by automatically making every mile they drive carbon neutral.
When customers turn on the Planet Protection feature of their Aspiration Spend & Save Account, Aspiration will commit to providing carbon offsets for every gallon of gasoline that customers purchase at the pump with their Aspiration card. According to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation is the single biggest contributor to climate change with our personal vehicles such as cars and trucks accounting for most of the negative impact — a total of one-fifth of U.S. emissions.
No matter how many miles they need to drive, whether they carpool or drive alone, are behind the wheel of a small hybrid or a family-friendly SUV, Aspiration customers with Planet Protection turned on will have the peace of mind knowing that their driving is carbon neutral instead of potentially harming the climate.
“With Planet Protection, Aspiration customers’ driving won’t be driving the destruction of the Earth,” said Andrei Cherny, Aspiration CEO and Co-Founder. “Other cards allow you to protect your purchases. Aspiration allows you to help protect the planet. It’s what makes Aspiration special.”
This is another important innovation from Aspiration that solidifies its status as Americans’ socially-conscious, sustainable financial home. By moving their money to Aspiration’s fossil fuel free deposits and investments, Americans have already brought about substantial CO2 reductions, estimated equivalent to over 1/2 billion fewer miles being driven in 2018 alone. By checking their AIM (Aspiration Impact Measurement) Scores, Aspiration customers can see their own personal sustainability score and decide where to make daily purchases based on the People and Planet Scores of those businesses. And Aspiration commits to donating 10% of profits.
About Aspiration Partners, Inc:
Aspiration Partners, Inc is the first socially-conscious, sustainable financial firm built to help everyone spend, save, and invest to both “Do Well” and “Do Good.” By allowing its customers to pay what they think is fair for a monthly fee; committing to donate 10 percent of its earnings to charity; and bringing quality, ethical, and sustainable financial products to all, Aspiration Partners, Inc is on a mission to revolutionize the financial industry and change it for the better. Aspiration Partners, Inc. is a certified B Corp. Headquartered in Marina del Rey, CA, Aspiration Partners Inc is backed by investors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Allen & Company, the Omidyar Network, Alpha Edison, AGO, and Social Impact Finance. For more information, visit Aspiration.com. The Aspiration Spend Account and the Aspiration Save Account are part of a cash management account offering of Aspiration Financial, LLC (“Aspiration”), an SEC-registered broker dealer.
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