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 that 10% opt not to renew because they’ve gotten rid of their cars. Many of them report how happy they are to go car-free, including several that had moved their home so they could use public transportation.
We think this is great news. Our mission is to help everyday folks fight climate change, and nothing says success like TerraPass members getting rid of their cars.
As you know, we just crossed a billion pounds of carbon reduced and soon our 12th project of the year will be up for public comment, so we are still very busy balancing the carbon footprints of those of you who drive, fly, heat your homes, have weddings or run a small business. Nevertheless, we’d be very happy to put a cool energy monitor, or ScanGauge, or even a standby-slaying Smart Strip in your hands instead, to reduce your footprint and carbon offset bill even more.
What kinds of things have you done to reduce your carbon footprint since getting a TerraPass? Let us know in the comments.