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Renewable Energy Growth In The Time of COVID-19

Renewable Energy Growth In The Time of COVID-19

The Coronavirus may have disrupted countries and industries all over the world, but renewable energy is emerging as a path to get our economic and environmental goals back on track. As various nations work to launch stimulus packages to avoid financial turmoil, many...

What’s the Difference Between Green, Renewable, and Clean Energy?

What’s the Difference Between Green, Renewable, and Clean Energy?

With so much talk about “green”, “clean”, and “renewable” energy these days - did you know that the three terms don’t always share the same meaning? And while the names are closely linked – there are small differences that can be important to understand. With the...

Carbon Emissions Fall 17% Worldwide Under Coronavirus Lockdowns

Carbon Emissions Fall 17% Worldwide Under Coronavirus Lockdowns

As we come to grips with all of the social, health, and economic impacts of the Coronavirus, one unexpected benefit has emerged: our carbon dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically. At the height of the lockdown – with closed businesses, restricted travel, and...

Green Your Business: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Green Your Business: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

As global temperatures continue to increase, we must work together to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint — a measure of greenhouse gas emissions from an organization or an individual. Adjusting your business to operate in an eco-friendly manner is one of many ways you...

Terrapass Earth Day Carbon Offset Match Program Update

Terrapass Earth Day Carbon Offset Match Program Update

As this year’s Earth Day was the 50th anniversary of the annual world dedication to environmental protection, we launched a matching campaign to encourage global climate action. In our role as a leading provider of carbon offset products and services that help...

A Detailed Look at Our Customers’ Environmental Impact in 2019

A Detailed Look at Our Customers’ Environmental Impact in 2019

2019 was truly a landmark year for terraPass, as well as a record year for our customers. In the last year, our customers have funded the reduction of over 1.2 billion pounds of carbon emissions. This effort was made possible through our third-party verified carbon...

What Is NYC Local Law 97

What Is NYC Local Law 97

When it comes to the problem of carbon emissions, many people think of automobiles, airplanes, and ocean liners. While these popular modes of transportation are a heavy burden on the world's carbon footprint, other significant contributors can get overlooked,...

What is The Green New Deal?

What is The Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal was first coined in a New York Times opinion article by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas J. Friedman. The evidence of the climate crisis was starting to gain recognition by politicians (2007 being one of the hottest summers on record). [1] We have since...

Arbor Day

Arbor Day

Since the first Arbor Day celebration in 1872, this unique holiday has helped inspire countless people to plant a tree—many of which are still standing to this day. It's no secret that trees play a critical role in the fight against climate change. In fact,...

Celebrate Earth Day With Terrapass

Celebrate Earth Day With Terrapass

At terrapass, we often discuss the importance of respecting the planet. Each of us should do our part to make the world a cleaner, healthier place. Earth Day serves as a reminder about why that message is such a critical one to heed. As we reduce waste and mitigate...

Why Microsoft©, IKEA®, & Other Companies Are Going Carbon Negative

Why Microsoft©, IKEA®, & Other Companies Are Going Carbon Negative

Greenhouse gases are the most significant driver of climate change, and carbon dioxide levels today are at their highest point in the last 800,000 years. [1] Fortunately, there is hope, and it’s coming from a somewhat unexpected source—large companies. Many companies...

International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

Forests are a critical part of maintaining a healthy planet. Not only do they provide us with many of the things we use on a daily basis, but they also play a key role in regulating our climate. Because forests do so much for our planet, The United Nations General...

Skip the Cup, Not the Coffee: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Skip the Cup, Not the Coffee: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Every year more than 600 billion disposable cups are thrown away or recycled around the world. [1] And by some estimates, 16 billion of those are disposable coffee cups. [2] From plastic and foam to everything in between, coffee cups are responsible for a substantial...

The Impact of & Alternatives for Plastic Trash Bags

The Impact of & Alternatives for Plastic Trash Bags

While climate change can seem to be on an unstoppable march forward, the last decade has seen some wins for environmental causes too. One major victory for the environment has been a decrease in the use of plastic bags like those used at grocery stores. Cities around...

Can Your Diet Help Fight Climate Change?

Can Your Diet Help Fight Climate Change?

With the world population nearing 8 billion people, there are ever-increasing environmental concerns about how to make sure everyone's basic needs for food, water, and shelter are met in a sustainable way. [1] Feeding billions is not easy, and doing it in a...