The Footprint Blog

Get gardening to reduce your carbon footprint!

With summer around the corner, our green thumbs are beginning to itch. Isn’t it time you got your garden going? Get inspired by the “kitchen garden”  of Michelle Obama or, simply, by a delicious tomato and the sense of accomplishment. Growing a garden is not only good for you it is also good for the environment because it reduces the carbon footprint of… read more →

Spring into the Eco-Friendly Cleaning Mode

 It’s Spring. And for many, that means springing into the cleaning mode.  Is sunshine highlighting all the dirt and dust build-up on your walls, cabinets and windows? Has stuff piled up in your closet? If decluttering and getting your home refreshed is on your mind, then this list of tips is the perfect place to start. Get your home ready… read more →

Get Back on the Bike in May for National Bike Month

Trying to keep your carbon footprint in check?  Of all the things we do to deepen and widen our carbon footprint, our personal mode of transportation is one of the largest contributors. Walking might work for some commutes, but for slightly longer treks, hopping on that old bike will get the job done and do so without leaving a single environmental trace.… read more →

At the Forefront of Change on Earth Day.

Earth Day began in 1970 and is now the largest celebrated environmental movement worldwide. It is meant to increase the awareness of important climate change facts and inspire people to take action.  Terrapass shares tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint. The Birth of Earth Day There is an ongoing debate on who started Earth Day: John McConnell or… read more →

Strategic Partnership Aims To Lower the Carbon Footprint Of Conferences and Events across the Country

The TerraPass Event Carbon Calculator Expands MeetGreen’s Online Tools For Carbon Emission Reduction Houston, Texas; March 26, 2015: TerraPass, innovator in environmental impact reduction for both individuals and businesses, is excited to announce that it has joined forces with MeetGreen to help lower the carbon footprint of both large and small conferences and events across the country.  MeetGreen, a leader in… read more →

Beer vs. Whiskey: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Have you ever wondered how your favorite drink impacts the environment? In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we took a look at two of our favorites: beer and whiskey. It turns out that whiskey is our winner on a per-drink basis, but order a double and the race gets tight. Most of the carbon footprint comes from the brewing and… read more →

Are winter sports in your future?

Imagine a ski trip where your skis run over rocks instead of fresh powder, or going to your favorite pond for ice skating or ice fishing only to find the ice brittle and not thick enough to support you or your ice shanty.  A winter like this would be disappointing, and yet in some places it is already happening. If… read more →

TerraPass Launches Innovative Sustainability Program With The City Of Palo Alto

PaloAltoGreen Gas is the First Green‐e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program Offered by a Municipal Utility January 26, 2015 (Berkley, CA) TerraPass, a leading supplier of carbon offsets and emission reduction solutions, is pleased to announce its three-year partnership with the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) to launch and maintain its new PaloAltoGreen Gas program. It is the… read more →
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