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Counting the carbon from your conference

  • June 30, 2008
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We're excited to announce a new calculator on the TerraPass website -- the event and conference carbon calculator. Many of you have been asking for this and we know that it will help individuals and businesses to understand better the impacts of parties, conferences and other events, large or small. We've tried to make this calculator simple to use: just… read more →

Florida buys U.S. Sugar, returns land to Everglades

  • June 26, 2008
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This has not much to do with climate change, but it's too interesting not to mention: > The dream of a restored Everglades, with water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, moved a giant step closer to reality on Tuesday when the nation's largest sugarcane producer agreed to sell all of its assets to the state and go out… read more →

350.org launches

  • June 18, 2008
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Last week saw the launch of 350.org, Bill McKibben's new project to rally a worldwide movement around the goal of rolling back carbon levels in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million (they currently stand at about 385 ppm). The project has produced this nifty 90-second video, which summarizes its mission without using any words, so that it remains accessible… read more →

New alliance sets the bar for high-quality offsets

  • June 9, 2008
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While Congress struggles to find consensus on the best way to tackle global warming, eight leading carbon offset providers, including TerraPass, are moving ahead with an initiative that could greatly expand the voluntary carbon market. The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is launching today with two U.S. companies, TerraPass and Native Energy; five from the U.K, Climate Care,… read more →

Gas purchases plummet

  • June 2, 2008
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Gasoline consumption has long proved strangely impervious to shifts in the price of oil. No longer: * Gas purchases have taken a massive nosedive: "Demand fell 5.5 percent last week." * Resale value of SUVs has plummeted: "There are far more truck-based SUVs being traded in than customers to buy them." * Prius sales are setting new records: "Toyota has… read more →

Choose your own project type

Over the weekend, we rolled out the first version of a feature that lets you create a custom portfolio of offsets from project types of your choosing. Now when you purchase an offset from TerraPass, you can help direct our efforts to project types you like the most. When you calculate your footprint and add an offset product to your… read more →

Ninth project enters comment period

Four months ago, TerraPass became the first (and is still the only) carbon offset provider to invite the public to review projects before they are included in our portfolio. Now we offer up our ninth project for consideration, the Upper Rock Island County Landfill Gas to Energy facility. This 3.95-megawatt gas-to-energy project at the landfill that serves communities in Rock… read more →

‘Drive less’ update

  • May 16, 2008
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I found the stat I was looking for about the effect of conservation on gas prices. Courtesy of Geoffrey Styles: > If we all drove just 12 miles less per week, fuel demand would fall by 5%, the equivalent of almost half a million barrels per day, or all the ethanol produced last year. The impact of that on gas… read more →

Low carbon flights on the internet

If you travel a lot, you're probably used to visiting airline web sites and being asked whether you want to see your flights sorted by **price** or **schedule**. How would you like to sort by **carbon**? Until recently, only experts in aviation emissions could track down this information. But now the public can find comparative data using TerraPass' new aviation… read more →

It’s official: our flight calculator rocks

  • May 13, 2008
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We pre-announced this a few weeks ago, but now you can see for yourself: the new TerraPass flight calculator gives you the most personalized carbon footprint information available, using data provided by TRX that takes into account not just your route, but also your airline and even your seat class. Check it out. It's surprising some of the disparities you… read more →
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