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Sign the petition for renewable energy!

One of the ways the White House encourages public participation in government is through online petitions. A recent petition caught our attention, and we'd like to encourage everyone to take a look and sign-on if you agree! The petition is to extend a program aimed at companies which invest in new renewable energy projects. For many years, the federal government… read more →

Dear Reader: we’d like your input!

A few weeks ago, Erin highlighted an Eco-Driving Index that the University of Michigan created to track the emissions profile of new cars for sale. It seemed like it caught some of readers’ attention... until we realized that there was a rather informative discussion taking place on lawn mowers (see comments if you’ve been thinking about making the switch to… read more →

New Project: Hancock County landfill

Hancock County landfill in Findlay, Ohio has contracted with Granger Energy Services to collect and destroy gas coming off decomposing waste at the landfill. There is currently a flare burning off the methane gas - with 21 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide - but Granger plans on installing a generator on site that will use the gas productively… read more →

TerraPass at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference

The 2010 Green Fleet Conference will bring together nearly 400 fleet management professionals and supporting industry suppliers this month to San Diego for their annual event. This year, TerraPass will be offsetting the footprint of the event (including attendee travel, hotel nights, and energy usage of the conference facilities) and will be helping fleet managers better understand (and calculate) the… read more →

Bringing balance to online shopping

Online shopping is a great option for making quick, easy purchases that are shipped right to your door. However, shipping your items across the country can carry a heavy burden on the environment (yes, pun intended). Which is why we are thrilled to announce a new carbon balanced shipping partnership with jasmere.com, an online site that features a "daily offer"… read more →

The experts have it… TerraPass is #1 again!

We are thrilled to announce that TerraPass has claimed the top spot in Greenopia's rankings of carbon offset companies for the 2nd straight year. In fact, we are the only provider to receive Greenopia's coveted four-leaf ranking. Greenopia's overall verdict: > TerraPass is head and shoulders above the rest of the industry in terms of transparency, project selection, and usability,… read more →

Vote for TerraPass to win (another) award

We've been honored by some great awards lately: - Greenopia said TerraPass is the best carbon offset retailer. They had especially nice tinges to say about our transparency (which is great, because it's something we take very seriously). - We were the best North American offset provider in Environmental Finance's survey of the voluntary carbon market. - Readers of Environmental… read more →

New project: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy is located in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan and Green Bay. The dairy has been family owned and operated for over 60 years, and is currently run by Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award winner John Pagel. The project has recently installed an 800kW generator and 4 MMBtu/hr boiler that is powered by gas collected from… read more →

The World Carbon Database

There’s a new database in town. The World Carbon Database (WCD) is a non-profit open source site that comprehensively indexes carbon offset purchases. Visitors to the WCD website can look up any individual or company to see if their offset purchase is listed on the site. In partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the WCD’s free service aims to… read more →

Featured Partner: Arpin Group

Understanding that the world’s natural resources are limited and fragile, Arpin Group considers environmental protection and sustainability to be consistent with its overall goals and values and an important consideration in its operations. Evidence of this commitment is reflected in its policies, programs and practices for conducting activities in an environmentally as well as economically responsible manner. Moreover, Arpin Group… read more →
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