TerraPass Helps VivaTerra Green Up its Shipping

Online and catalog green lifestyle retailer VivaTerra will make its operations even greener by purchasing carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs) from TerraPass, a leading provider of such products.

Customers will be given the choice to purchase carbon offsets during check-out in order to mitigate the carbon footprint of their packages, similarly to airline passengers who choose this option before flying.

The $1 carbon offset add-on reduces greenhouse gas emissions that equal to turning off a laptop for about four months and goes to support the Red Hills Wind Farm in Oklahoma. This project puts renewable energy on the grid in an area that is predominantly powered by coal.

Recently, TerraPass helped Colby College boost its sustainability credentials when it helped the organization to invest in greenhouse gas reduction at the City of Presque Isle Landfill. The investment helped Colby reach its carbon neutrality, a projected that spanned a decade. Revenue from these offsets directly funds reduction in the landfill’s greenhouse gas emissions.

TerraPass’s carbon offsets are 100% verified against accepted standards by independent third party verifiers. The company’s primary standards are the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate Action Reserve.

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