Posts by: kathryn

Are winter sports in your future?

Imagine a ski trip where your skis run over rocks instead of fresh powder, or going to your favorite pond for ice skating or ice fishing only to find the ice brittle and not thick enough to support you or your ice shanty.  A winter like this would be disappointing, and yet in some places it is already happening. If… read more →

Conferences and Carbon: The Impact Behind the Event

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting By Kristi Kaiser Conferences and events are an integral part of getting business done in today’s world. Even with technologies that make virtual meetings possible — and there are many options for that — there’s still something to be said for getting together for a good, old-fashioned face-to-face event… read more →

Sustainability at 35,000 Feet: A Look at Business Aviation and Climate Change

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offsetting When Detroit’s Big Three automakers flew their corporate jets to Washington, D.C. in 2008, to plead Congress for a $25 billion bailout, those airplanes conveyed not just their contrite passengers but also a public image of corporate aviation as an excessive luxury — how the “one percent” get around… read more →

8 Strategies for Cutting Business Travel Emissions

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting Whether traveling by train, plane, or automobile, these modes of transportation all produce carbon emissions. In fact, the transportation sector accounts for a whopping 28 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Trimming emissions related to business travel is a big step towards realizing sustainability goals and possibly improving… read more →

Carbon Offsets: Start with the Footprint

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting As part of our ongoing series on carbon offsets, it’s time to peel back another layer and look at how entities determine exactly what their carbon footprint is, so that they know how much they want to offset, whether it’s for a specific action (like an overseas flight) or an… read more →

Tracking Down Those Sneaky, Unexpected Sources of Emissions

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting There is a saying that what gets measured gets improved. For this reason, many organizations are measuring greenhouse gas emissions. In an ideal scenario, carbon accounting is transparent, consistent, accurate, verifiable, and complete.  There are now many tools available to assist in the accounting process, including carbon accounting software… read more →

California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. In November 2012, California launched its cap-and-trade program, the second largest in the world after the European Union’s. The state’s largest carbon producers — businesses that emit over 25,000 metric tons of emissions annually — buy carbon allowances from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) quarterly auctions. Depending on… read more →

The Business Guide to Talking About Carbon

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. Carbon offsetting gained international awareness back in 1997 with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, which sanctioned offsets as a way for governments and companies to meet their greenhouse gas emission targets. After a few years, offsets gained something of a stigmain the environmental community. Thoughts drifted to wealthy… read more →

What Makes a Quality Carbon Offset

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. When critics want to show that carbon offset programs don’t work, they’ll often point at Coldplay’s first carbon offset investment. In 2002, the British rock band announced that to offset the environmental impact of their second successful album, a Rush of Blood to the Head, they planned to plant… read more →

How to Find the Perfect Carbon Offset

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. Carbon offsets have emerged as a key tool for businesses looking to transition toward more sustainable ways of operating. Selling them can help a company finance clean energy projects or take other sustainability measures that fit its business operations. For businesses that can’t leverage those opportunities on their own, buying… read more →
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