The TerraPass story
TerraPass is the brainchild of Dr. Karl Ulrich at the University of Pennsylvania. Along with 41 of his students, Karl launched TerraPass in October 2004 as a way to help everyday people reduce the climate impact of their driving. Within its first year, TerraPass registered over 2,400 members, reduced 36 million pounds of CO2, and earned countless national press and blog articles.
Soon after this, TerraPass expanded its focus to address greenhouse gas emissions from other important sectors, such as flying and energy consumption. Around the same time, we began reaching out to corporations and institutions (such as universities) that wanted to take responsibility for their respective impact on climate change.
Since then, TerraPass has helped more than 1,000 businesses and other institutions, as well as hundreds of thousands of individuals, take responsibility for their impact on the climate. This has resulted in implementation of dozens of renewable energy and greenhouse gas destruction projects that in aggregate have reduced greenhouse gases in our atmosphere equivalent to billions of tons of carbon dioxide. Click here to see our latest Climate Action Update.
Who we are
TerraPass is a multi-disciplinary team of individuals dedicated to the fight against climate change. Our mission is to provide the resources necessary for companies and individuals to understand and take responsibility for their climate impact. We do this in a number of ways:
- We provide educational tools and resources such as online carbon footprint calculators. We also help businesses and institutions prepare more detailed or complex carbon footprint analysis;
- We help create, implement, and operate customer-funded emissions reduction projects at facilities such as dairy farms and landfills. Learn more about our projects here;
- We work with businesses and institutions to develop custom renewable energy solutions for their operations.
But TerraPass isn’t just us it’s you too, because we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of others who also want to take action on climate change.
The TerraPass management team
Erin Craig, CEO
Erin Craig is TerraPass’ Chief Executive Officer. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the environmental and public policy fields as a regulator, consultant, and corporate leader. During her tenure at Sun Microsystems she collaborated with hardware, software and packaging teams to develop design standards for energy efficiency, hazardous constituents reduction, labeling, and end-of-life management. She also represented Sun in a variety of policy debates, and chaired the Electronic Industries Association’s Environmental Committee, a leading trade association in the advocacy of public policy positions concerning energy use and hazardous materials in computer hardware. In the early 1990s, Erin worked for Apple Computer and was responsible for the company’s efforts to rid supplies of ozone-depleting substances.
Erin joined TerraPass from Salesforce.com, where she lead the Delivery Excellence team within the Services organization. Erin earned an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT, a BS in Geophysics from Stanford University, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Sun Microsystems.
Erik Blachford, Executive Chairman
Currently the Executive Chairman of Terrapass, Erik Blachford was formerly President and CEO of Expedia, Inc. and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp’s travel division, IAC Travel, including online travel businesses Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Classic Custom Vacations and Interval International. Previous positions include President, Expedia North America and Expedia Senior Vice President, Marketing & Programming.
Erik serves as a board director at TerraPass, Zillow, (Seattle, WA), Glassdoor, (San Francisco, CA) and Butterfield & Robinson (Toronto, ON). Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in English and certificate in theater from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Mark Mondik, Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining TerraPass as Chief Financial Officer in June 2008, Mark spent 10 years with Delphos International, Ltd., a financial advisory and investment firm focused on renewable energy and other infrastructure projects worldwide.
As Vice President of Delphos International, Mark raised more than $1 billion in debt and equity capital for such projects, including those approved under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.
Previous positions include Director of Strategic Investments for Telcordia Technologies and Manager of Strategy for Lucent Technologies. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The American University and an MBA from Columbia University.