Posts by: terrapass

Do you like tar? How about sandy tar?

Recently the 100th proposed coal plant was stopped by a combination of grassroots organizing, rising costs, legal pressure, and proposed legislation. Increasingly organizers are turning their attention to another highly polluting source of energy: the Albertan Tar Sands. Because it is so difficult to to extract oil from tar sands, the process involves even more environmental degradation and greenhouse gas… read more →

Unleash your inner Edison

Yahoo! Green is running a contest for would-be inventors: submit your idea for a green product, and vie for the chance to see your creation on store shelves. The contest is open for one week more, and for the final week Yahoo! is waiving all submission fees. The winner will receive $2,500, plus a share of the sales for 20… read more →

TerraPass welcomes partner TorranceLearning

TerraPass is pleased to welcome our newest Carbon Balanced Business partner, TorranceLearning. TorranceLearning has balanced out the CO2 emissions resulting from its on-site energy use, business travel and employee commuting. TorranceLearning creates custom e-learning and blended learning solutions for clients with unique or proprietary training needs. The company works with experts in a wide variety of fields to create practical… read more →

TerraPass welcomes partner Five Winds International

TerraPass is pleased to welcome Five Winds International as our newest Carbon Balanced Business partner. Five Winds has balanced out the CO2 emissions resulting from its on-site energy use, business travel and employee commuting. Five Winds International is a leading management consulting firm that helps organizations improve the financial, environmental and social performance of their projects, products and services. Its… read more →

TerraPass Joins Business Council on Climate Change

TerraPass recently joined the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3), which is a partnership of Bay Area businesses committed to reducing their impact on climate change. We are looking forward to learning from our fellow members about ways they have advanced climate change and sustainability initiatives in their organizations. BC3 members are committed to the 5 principles on climate leadership:… read more →

Climate policy question #1 is simple: “Are we in?”

*This is guest post from K.C. Golden, the Policy Director of Climate Solutions.* Climate and energy policy touches everything. So it's no surprise that as Congress finally sets to work on a national climate policy, it confronts a blizzard of complexities. **But at the end of the day, Congress will face some stark questions. Will they step up to a… read more →

What car should I buy for a family of six?

*This week's question comes from one of our own staff. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.* Its time! My Ford Windstar has over 100,000 miles, the automatic doors do not work anymore, and it cost me a new transmission about three years ago. I never miss an oil change and believe cars should not be… read more →

TerraPass welcomes new partner Diabetes Care Club

TerraPass is pleased to welcome our newest Carbon Balanced Business partner, Diabetes Care Club. Diabetes Care Club has balanced out the CO2 emissions resulting from their on-site energy use, server energy use and business travel. Diabetes Care Club is America's fastest-growing supplier of diabetic testing supplies, with thousands of new members joining every month. They offer a complete selection of… read more →

TerraPass welcomes new partner Taylor Commercial

TerraPass is pleased to welcome our newest Carbon Balanced Business partner, Taylor Commercial. Taylor Commercial has balanced out the CO2 emissions resulting from its on-site energy use, company vehicles, business travel, and employee commuting. Taylor Commercial, headquartered in Roswell, GA, is a professional construction firm that has been serving the multi-family industry since 1969. They specialize in the renovation of… read more →

New project available for public comment

We present to your our latest project for public review. The Tri-Community Landfill, located in Fort Fairfield, Maine, installed an active gas management system in 2008. Captured gas is destroyed in an open flare. Because the landfill is too small and remote to find an end use for the landfill gas, revenue from carbon credits represents the only income source… read more →
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