Posts by: Kristi

Happy Thanksgiving from TerraPass

Turkey vs... Call us traditionalist, but we don’t think there really is any substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in the carbon footprint of the holiday. SOURCES AND LINKS: Turkey Cook Time Appliance KWh/therms Facts Turkey footprint Pumpkin Pie Source AAA Travel Facts read more →

More Choices Help Lower Household Carbon Emissions

Terrapass Introduces Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) For the Individual Customer—It’s Not Just for Businesses Anymore! August, 26, 2014, SanFranciso, CA: The average US household consumes around 11 MWHs of electricity annually; the emissions that are generated are equivalent to cutting down 194 trees. With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our… read more →

This vs. That: Is it better to stream a movie or have a DVD shipped to you?

The environmental impact isn’t always our first thought when we plan our daily activities. That’s why we’re introducing a new series of infographics, “This vs. That: Which has the smallest carbon footprint?” We’ll take a look at the different ways everyday activities impact our carbon emissions—even things like how you watch the movies you're rooting for at the Academy Awards.… read more →

This vs. That: Is it better to watch the Olympics with friends?

The environmental impact isn’t always our first thought when we plan our daily activities. That’s why we’re introducing a new series of infographics, “This vs. That: Which has the smallest carbon footprint?” We’ll take a look at the different ways everyday activities impact our carbon emissions—even things like watching the Olympics. At TerraPass, the Winter Olympics means many tired employees… read more →

What is the carbon footprint of a meal?

Chris Ying and Peter Freed: "Knowing Is Half the Battle" from MAD on Vimeo. The food industry accounts for thirty percent of the world’s greenhouse gases, yet we still don’t seem to hear enough about the ways restaurants figure into the problem. For MAD3, Lucky Peach editor-in-chief Chris Ying and carbon emissions specialist Peter Freed embarked on a project to… read more →
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