Feeling guilty about your car?

Then offset your car’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with a Terrapass. The idea is that you make a donation, equivalent to your car’s emissions, to the Terrapass people. They promise to invest it in “clean energy projects that reduce industrial carbon dioxide emissions.”

According to the website, Terrapass started out as a class project where the professor asked the question: how do we allows individuals, as opposed to firms, to participate in the carbon trading market? This is what the students came up with (pretty good, I’d say).

What you do is plug in your car make and model and year. The site calculates your car’s GHG per year. Here’s an example from the site:

To offset 6,800 lbs of CO2, I could purchase a $40 yearly pass. Terrapass sends the money to a number of alternate energy companies.

Terrapass recently started a blog to discuss all things environmental, particularly when they concern energy conservation.

2 Responses to “Feeling guilty about your car?”

  1. Amy says:

    i think it’s a great idea, but you might as well support a CANADIAN company who is also doing these kind of offsets… http://www.cleanairpass.com. They are Canadian, and cheaper!

  2. sieber says:

    Thanks for the Canadian connection.