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Canada Day & 4th of July: Low carbon celebrations

Canada Day & 4th of July: Low carbon celebrations
This Canada Day/Fourth of July, show some pride in your country (and our planet) with cleaner, greener celebrations! Below, we’ve compiled a few of our top tips for keeping the holidays a little more eco-friendly: Planet-Friendly Partying: Hosting a backyard bash this year? Consider re-usable dishware, utensils, and tablecloths. Encourage friends and neighbors to walk, bike, or carpool if they… 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 →

Reduce your footprint: BBQ edition

Reduce your footprint: BBQ edition
When we think about the scents of summer, we think of fresh cut grass, salt and sand at the beach, and sizzling burgers. Take a deep breath.  Bet you can almost smell the tantalizing aroma of kebabs, burgers, steaks and chicken on the grill! Are you planning a backyard bash to kickoff the dog days of summer (hot dog, that… read more →

Examples to live by: Environment Week in Canada

Examples to live by: Environment Week in Canada
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Lead by Example:  We hear it said all the time, and we all know that it’s one of the best ways to influence others.  The idea of leading by example is especially important when it comes to matters of national and global importance – such as promoting sustainability and the reduction… read more →

Green grads: Your eco-friendly graduation party

Green grads: Your eco-friendly graduation party
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Break out the caps and gowns because it’s that time of year again: graduation! Whether it’s your graduation, or you’re hosting a party/celebration for the green grad in your life, we’ve got some helpful tips on how to host an eco-friendly affair. Invitations: Opt for the e-vite instead of traditional paper… 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 →
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