TerraPass is a multi-disciplinary team of individuals dedicated to the fight against climate change. Their mission is to provide the resources necessary for companies and individuals to understand and take responsibility for their climate impact. They do this in three ways. One of which is providing educational tools and resources, such as online carbon footprint calculators. They also help businesses and institutions prepare a more detailed or complex carbon footprint analysis. The second way is by helping create, implement, and operate customer-funded emissions reduction projects at facilities, such as dairy farms and landfills. The third way is by working with businesses and institutions to develop custom renewable energy solutions for their operations.
TerraPass started with Dr. Karl Ulrich from the University of Pennsylvania and 41 of his students. TerraPass has registered over 2,400 members, reduced 36 million pounds of CO2, and earned countless national press and blog articles.
TerraPass is working to restore the balance of carbon in the atmosphere. They fund projects that destroy greenhouse gases and produce renewable energy. Each project is made possible by the purchase of renewable energy credits and carbon offsets. You can do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint, but no one can reduce it to zero. By choosing smart technologies and adjusting your activities to lessen your impact, you can support projects that balance the impact of unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions.
Written by Elise Mazur, 8/6/2015