The Footprint Blog

Failing landfill projects increase U.S. GHG emissions

Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere. By Mark Mondik For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S.  In… read more →

Running out of rooftop?

Site your next solar project on a virtual rooftop instead. By Erin Craig Rooftop solar projects are absolutely fabulous.   Both the facilities manager and the sustainability manager have cause to celebrate, with reduced electricity costs and reduced emissions.  And unlike energy efficiency projects, which perhaps unfairly convey the notion that the company was heretofore wasting energy, rooftop solar panels present an uncomplicated,… read more →

Meeting mythbusters: The cost of carbon accountability

TerraPass is happy to welcome guest blogger Shawna McKinley to The Footprint to share her extensive knowledge of the events industry. A recent column claiming tech conferences are destroying the world is the inspiration for today’s Monday Meeting Mythbusters. While many a commenter has weighed in on everything from the science of climate change to the value of face to face meetings, I’m… read more →

Carbon Offsets Take New Flight

By Mark Mondik The transportation sector and its customers keep returning to offset projects in the absence of other near-term solutions. Recently, Tony Tyler, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said a global carbon offsetting system was the way to tackle the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. He is not alone when it comes to addressing transportation emissions. … read more →

Comment period extended: Sunny Knoll Farms

Due to a technical glitch information on Sunny Knoll Farms was unavailable so we are extending the comment period until July 1, 2013 Sunny Knoll Farms is a large dairy farm in Perry, New York, a town known for its high concentration of dairy farms (with four or five in the area). Sunny Knoll participates in both with the Cornell… read more →

The Five R’s of Event Sustainability

The following tips are provided by TerraPass partner Meet Green, which helps organizations improve their events by integrating sustainable decisions through the planning process. Re-think: When was the last time you stood back and took a hard look at your event model? Rethinking is about taking stock of your event, the format you use and how participant needs are evolving. Could… read more →

Reducing the carbon footprint of your conference

Recently at TerraPass, we have worked with several companies on reducing the carbon footprint of their conferences or events. Time and time we have been seeing the same results when it comes to mitigating the carbon footprint of an event. Read on to learn more about the footprint of events. Collectively, business travel creates a sizable carbon footprint for conferences.  Conferences can… read more →

Sea change at the SEC

By Erin Craig Like a frog in slowly heated water, we don’t tend to notice momentous changes happening right around us if they’re happening slowly enough. One such change, a big, momentous, but oh-so-slow change, made itself visible just briefly last month and it’s worth highlighting. Deep in the bowels of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a Feb. 2013 letter… read more →
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