The Footprint Blog

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 →

How Carbon Offset Projects Can Bring Story to Your Sustainability Program

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting. By Kathryn Sarkis, TerraPass Balancing emissions with carbon offsets can do more than help your company take responsibility for its carbon footprint; it can also help build a stronger brand that has good story to tell. Carbon offsets come from a variety of different project types such as methane… read more →

Making Sustainability Part of Your Company’s Culture

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offsetting. By Nancy Bsales, TerraPass The world of carbon offsets, sustainability, emissions and calculations, and environmental responsibilities can be overwhelming for any size business, but it doesn’t have to be. At TerraPass we have worked with hundreds of businesses large and small (and everywhere in between) with teams that have… read more →

Carbon Offsets 101: A Simple Guide to Buying Quality

Originally published on TriplePundit as part of a TerraPass sponsored series on Carbon Offseting Carbon offsets used to be maligned as a way for individuals to assuage their eco-guilt or for companies to falsely promote a green image without changing their behavior – a system no better than the Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences during the Middle Ages. But the market for carbon… read more →

More Choices Help Lower Household Carbon Emissions

Terrapass Introduces Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) For the Individual Customer—It’s Not Just for Businesses Anymore! August, 26, 2014, SanFranciso, CA: The average US household consumes around 11 MWHs of electricity annually; the emissions that are generated are equivalent to cutting down 194 trees. With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our… read more →
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