Resolve the conflict of environmental guilt vs. lifestyle with TerraPass
by Alice Martinez
y purchasing a TerraPass for their cars, environmentally-conscious consumers finance projects that reduce industrial CO2 emissions, offsetting their own contribution to global warming.
Carbon dioxide emissions are proven to cause global warming through the greenhouse effect and global warming may be the most serious environmental problem of our time. Until now, practical solutions to automobile CO2 pollution were limited. Now, car owners can buy TerraPass and “clean up after their car” by offsetting the CO2 emissions from their vehicles. This mechanism is verifiable and results in exactly counterbalancing the CO2 emissions of car drivers.
TerraPasses are available for purchase now at prices ranging from $29.95 for hybrid vehicles to $79.95 for SUV and utility vehicles. Each TerraPass sold offsets the annual Carbon Dioxide emissions from one vehicle.
TerraPass was spawned as a graduate school project at University of Pennsylvania to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and resolve America's conflict of environmental guilt vs. a lifestyle choice of cars and especially roomy SUVs. With TerraPass, consumers can feel good about their cars, combat a pressing environmental problem and display their environmental pride with a convenient TerraPass window decal.
TerraPass funds renewable energy initiatives like wind power, and other renewable energy initiatives which offset the 20,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide emitted by an SUV in a typical year. Even the much heralded Toyota Prius still emits 6,000 lbs of CO2 each year.
“TerraPass is a great way for drivers to offset emissions from driving,” says Michael Northrup, Program Officer for the Sustainable Development Program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. “With TerraPass, consumers can feel good about their cars, combat a pressing environmental problem and display their environmental pride with a convenient TerraPass window decal.”
TerraPass, registered as BenVen LLC, is a company owned and operated by graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. TerraPass’s mission is to develop and market economically viable products that help combat global warming by mitigating human-made environmental emissions.
For more information, visit www.terrapass.com.