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News announcement from TerraPass

  • October 18, 2011
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Just in time for the creation of California’s regulatory cap-and-trade market, TerraPass and Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced a partnership last week which marks an important milestone for TerraPass. Under our partnership, TerraPass will source and deliver verified farm-based carbon offsets over the next 9 years which Bank of America Merrill Lynch has the option to purchase. Unlike offset… read more →

Lights. iPhone. Action!

For those of you who have been dying to see our landfills in action (haven’t you always wanted to see a gas flow meter up close -- I mean, like really close?), here’s your chance! Last week, Erin (our CEO) visited the Flathead County landfill gas-to-energy project in Kalispell, MT for our annual verification site visit. Erin took some great… read more →

Why we love trees

The first Arbor Day, the tree planters' holiday, was held in Nebraska in 1872, where a member of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture proposed that a day be set aside annually for tree planting. It was a huge success -- over one million trees were planted in a single day. Shortly after this first observance, other states passed legislation… read more →

And the Best of Green award goes to…

  • April 12, 2011
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Us! Again! We are thrilled, tickled pink (or green?), and thankful to the editors of TreeHugger for awarding TerraPass the “Best Carbon Offset Provider” again for 2011 (we were also the recipients of this award in 2010). We are humbled by this accolade and are also deeply appreciative of TreeHugger’s emphasis on our organizational transparency. This is something we are… read more →

Do you Love the Earth?

  • April 5, 2011
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There are only 15 days left to join our “Love the Earth” campaign. With every purchase of carbon offsets, TerraPass will contribute an additional 1,000 lbs of offsets from our portfolio of projects. Why are we doing this? Well, besides wanting to show our appreciation to you (and we can’t think of a better way than to increase the impact… read more →

It’s official: our first coal mine methane project

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Last month, we announced a new prospective project for the TerraPass retail portfolio. We received several comments and have published our responses to them here. After reviewing your feedback and deliberating on the merits of this project, we’re excited to announce the inclusion of Cambria 33 into our retail portfolio. Methane from abandoned coal mines represent a significant proportion of… read more →

Driving calculator 2.0

  • April 4, 2011
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We recently added the 2011 model year cars to our carbon footprint calculator, and it now includes all-electric vehicles. As this is a first, this post is dedicated to the calculation details because they aren't as straightforward as a gasoline or diesel car. First, for comparison: a traditional car's footprint is calculated by multiplying the quantity of fuel used in… read more →

Vote for TerraPass in TreeHugger Best of Green contest!

  • March 22, 2011
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We're proud to have been nominated by TreeHugger for a Best of Green award in the Travel and Nature category. This year TreeHugger is allowing readers to vote for their favorites. Please help us out with a few quick clicks! **First, head over to TreeHugger and vote for TerraPass as best carbon offset provider!** **Next, if you're a Twitter user,… read more →

New project enters comment period: Cambria 33

  • March 7, 2011
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The next project up for public comment is the Cambria 33 abandoned coal mine methane capture project. This project is the first VCS project of its kind, and makes creative use of methane that would otherwise have leaked directly into the atmosphere from an abandoned mine. The project is located near Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. The official comment period for this project… read more →

Project spotlight: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

I suspect most of us spent this past Sunday participating, albeit virtually, in that annual American ritual otherwise known as the Super Bowl. With the newly crowned Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers back at home in Wisconsin, it’s a good time to revisit the second-most important fact about Green Bay: it’s a mere 25 miles from Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy,… read more →
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