The Footprint Blog

8 Strategies for Cutting Business Travel Emissions

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting Whether traveling by train, plane, or automobile, these modes of transportation all produce carbon emissions. In fact, the transportation sector accounts for a whopping 28 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Trimming emissions related to business travel is a big step towards realizing sustainability goals and possibly improving… read more →

Happy Thanksgiving from TerraPass

Turkey vs... Call us traditionalist, but we don’t think there really is any substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in the carbon footprint of the holiday. SOURCES AND LINKS: Turkey Cook Time Appliance KWh/therms Facts Turkey footprint Pumpkin Pie Source AAA Travel Facts read more →

Carbon Offsets: Start with the Footprint

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting As part of our ongoing series on carbon offsets, it’s time to peel back another layer and look at how entities determine exactly what their carbon footprint is, so that they know how much they want to offset, whether it’s for a specific action (like an overseas flight) or an… read more →

Tracking Down Those Sneaky, Unexpected Sources of Emissions

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting There is a saying that what gets measured gets improved. For this reason, many organizations are measuring greenhouse gas emissions. In an ideal scenario, carbon accounting is transparent, consistent, accurate, verifiable, and complete.  There are now many tools available to assist in the accounting process, including carbon accounting software… read more →

California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. In November 2012, California launched its cap-and-trade program, the second largest in the world after the European Union’s. The state’s largest carbon producers — businesses that emit over 25,000 metric tons of emissions annually — buy carbon allowances from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) quarterly auctions. Depending on… read more →

The Business Guide to Talking About Carbon

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. Carbon offsetting gained international awareness back in 1997 with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, which sanctioned offsets as a way for governments and companies to meet their greenhouse gas emission targets. After a few years, offsets gained something of a stigmain the environmental community. Thoughts drifted to wealthy… read more →

What Makes a Quality Carbon Offset

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. When critics want to show that carbon offset programs don’t work, they’ll often point at Coldplay’s first carbon offset investment. In 2002, the British rock band announced that to offset the environmental impact of their second successful album, a Rush of Blood to the Head, they planned to plant… read more →

How to Find the Perfect Carbon Offset

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. Carbon offsets have emerged as a key tool for businesses looking to transition toward more sustainable ways of operating. Selling them can help a company finance clean energy projects or take other sustainability measures that fit its business operations. For businesses that can’t leverage those opportunities on their own, buying… read more →

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October, 15, 2014: The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier!  TerraPass, a leading carbon offset provider, is pleased to launch its new state-of-the art online carbon calculator. They have taken the complex process of calculating your carbon footprint and turned it into a comprehensive, easy and informative customer experience. By developing a… read more →
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