What is TerraPass?
TerraPass is a company with a mission to put practical, affordable tools for fighting climate change in the hands of ordinary citizens. By directing money to credible, verified clean energy projects, TerraPass members help to directly fund our clean energy future.
We are all responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. We create emissions every time we drive, fly, or use electricity. By choosing carbon balanced shipping, you'll be joining
hundreds of thousands of others who use TerraPass to balance out the impact of plane flights, car trips and home energy bills.
Carbon offsets aren't a complete solution. But until we have more sustainable shipping trucks and fuels, they are a step in the right direction that you and the uShip community can take together.
How can you help?
There are two ways you can help fight global warming on uShip - by selecting TerraPass certified providers or by purchasing carbon offset credits from TerraPass regardless of which Transportation Service Provider you choose.
By funding clean energy and efficiency projects, both individuals and TerraPass certified providers can sponsor a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that is directly proportional to the emissions created from your shipping.
By helping to fund clean energy through TerraPass, you're joining with thousands of others from all walks of life to make a real impact - 1 billion pounds of greenhouse gases and counting.
Where does the money go?
When you fund greenhouse gas reductions through TerraPass, your money goes to projects carefully chosen for their environmental benefit and their commitment to quality. All TerraPass projects are validated and verified against the leading standards, including the internationally recognized Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate Action Reserve (CAR).
Representative projects include:
- Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority. By capturing methane from trash decomposing in landfills, projects like GLRA destroy this harmful greenhouse gas or use it to generate electricity.
- Scenic View Dairy. Dairy farm methane digesters break down harmful agricultural waste products and create clean energy at the same time. Scenic View is the first digester project in Michigan, and the first in the U.S. to generate both clean energy and pipeline-grade biogas. We're proud to support this trailblazing project.
The partnership between uShip and TerraPass is the latest innovative way for ordinary individuals to help fight climate change, but it's not the only one. Other leading companies such as Expedia, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sam's Club and Ford Motor Company have selected TerraPass for pioneering programs dedicated to combating climate change.
Launched in 2004, TerraPass is a leading consumer retailer and marketer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets and consumer energy efficiency products. TerraPass carbon offsets fund clean energy and carbon reduction projects, including wind power, farm power, and landfill gas capture. Every TerraPass offset purchase is verified against industry leading standards by an independent third party. For more information visit www.terrapass.com.