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Two new projects for your consideration

This week we have two new projects open for public comment. The Robeson County Landfill in St. Pauls, North Carolina, began operating a landfill gas collection and flaring project in July 2008. Robeson County is negotiating with potential end-users who will use the landfill gas for industrial process heat or for electricity generation. In the meantime, the methane is being… read more →

TerraPass on EDF’s CarbonOffsetList.org

  • September 10, 2008
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We're pleased to announce that TerraPass is featured on CarbonOffsetList.org, a new initiative from Environmental Defense Fund to highlight quality in the voluntary carbon offset market. EDF has been a longtime champion of using innovative market-based mechanisms to bring about greenhouse gas reductions in a cost-effective manner. And TerraPass has long shared EDF's philosophy toward identifying great projects: an emphasis… read more →

More names please!

Last week, I told you that we are looking for a new name for our blog. A big "thank you" to everyone who has already submitted a suggestion (an even bigger "THANK YOU" to those who have submitted multiple suggestions). We've received over 160 name suggestions in total. But we want more! Submit your new name now, and you could… read more →

New projects: coast to coast

  • August 18, 2008
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The TerraPass project team is excited to bring you two more projects for public comment. The New Beulah Landfill methane capture and control project in Dorchester County, MD is a brand new project which isn't even under construction yet. New Beulah is one of the smallest landfills in Maryland, and TerraPass purchases would help fund the immediate installation of a… read more →

Survey says: TerraPass customers (still) really do care

  • August 4, 2008
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For the second year running we asked TerraPass customers to tell us a little more about themselves and what else they do to reduce their environmental impact. The real news here is that little has changed since our first TerraPass customer survey one year ago (for the stats-inclined among you, there was no statistically significant variation): TerraPass customers continue to… read more →

New Projects: two more Wisconsin Dairies

  • August 1, 2008
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Digesters like Holsum Elm's are a part of a broader environmental management program. The TerraPass project team is excited to bring you two more projects for public comment. Both are dairy digesters in the state of Wisconsin. Holsum Elm Dairy is a relatively new dairy and sister dairy to Holsum Irish, a TerraPass project since 2006. Like Holsum Irish, Holsum… read more →

TerraPass customers ditch their cars

  • July 19, 2008
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Since starting TerraPass, the most frequent question from budding social entrepreneurs has been some variant of "Won't your success damage your business?" That is, won't the need for TerraPass diminish as the world lowers its carbon footprint? Well, I am pleased to say that, yes, we're starting to see the impact. In a recent survey of our customers, we found… read more →

New Project: LP Gill Landfill gas-to-energy Project

  • July 18, 2008
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The TerraPass project team is excited to bring you yet another project for public comment. The L.P. Gill Landfill project is a beneficial use project that captures methane gas from the L.P. Gill Landfill and pipes it to a nearby ethanol plant. The project reduces the amount of methane that would have been released from a rural landfill serving a… read more →

TerraPass member wins race with 124 mpg

  • July 15, 2008
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Hypermiling is all about making the gallon of gas go further... a lot further in some cases. All of us at TerraPass offer our congratulations to hypermiler Jack Martin. On June 7, Jack won the 21st Century Automotive Challenge competition by achieving a driving efficiency of 124 miles per gallon over a 143 mile course in his Honda Insight. Yep,… read more →

TerraPass members reach 1 billion pounds offset

I'm happy to announce that TerraPass members have balanced out a total of 1 billion pounds of CO2 emissions! As of June 30, we're now recording total purchases of just over the 1,000,000,000-pound mark. This includes purchases made directly on the TerraPass web site, as well as purchases made through partnerships with Expedia, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sam's Club, and our newest… read more →
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