Sunday, July 8, 2018

How Works with Terrapass on Climate Change co-founder Edgar Alacan manages the private jet company’s day-to-day operations. Committed to environmental sustainability, Edgar Alacan’s works with Terrapass to offset its carbon footprint. 

No matter how hard organizations work to reduce their carbon footprints, most can never really get to zero, but they can offset their carbon emissions by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond what they would achieve with individual action. Simply put, these companies purchase carbon offsets from companies such as Terrapass, which channel the funds to emission-reduction projects. Carbon offset certificates are issued to the purchasing companies. 

A single carbon offset certificate represents the reduction of 2,205 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s one metric ton removed from the atmosphere, and a huge stride in fighting climate change. 

Carbon-emission reduction projects reduce greenhouse gases in several ways: by trapping and either storing or destroying the gases and by producing renewable energy, eliminating the need for using fossil fuels.